Forum Day 1: Wednesday 8 June 2016

Utility Scale And Grid Level Energy Storage Solutions

08:30

Registration And Morning Refreshments

09:00

Chair's Opening Remarks 

Henrik Stiesdal, Wind Power Pioneer, Ex CTO, Siemens

MOVING TOWARDS FULL SCALE COMMERCIALISATION IN 2016 AND BEYOND

09:15

KEYNOTE

The Case For Grid-Scale Energy Storage – It’s About Much More Than Energy

  • In addition to energy backup needs, what are the other motivations for grid-scale energy storage in the new energy world?
  • Do storage systems exist that can provide the desired services cost-effectively?
  • What is the cost-adder when renewable energy is coupled with storage?
  • Moving beyond considering energy storage in simple terms of reducing the CoE, to define impact on capacity, balancing power and energy security

Henrik Stiesdal, Wind Power Pioneer, Ex CTO, Siemens

09:45

LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

Providing A Compelling Commercial Proposition For Investing In Utility Scale Energy Storage

  • What are investors still looking for and how can the energy storage solutions industry seek to meet these demands and advance a foolproof business case?
  • Identifying the extent to which battery storage at scale has made leeway in terms of cost, capacity and long-term viability
  • Examining the fundamental ways in which you can mitigate investment risks and whether recent developments have shown such measures to be successful
  • How can you ensure you gain finance in a competitive and un-consolidated marketplace, to seize decisive project opportunities?

Jonathan Cohen, Head Of Energy Storage, Eversheds LLP

10:15

SCHWUNGRAD ENERGIE CASE STUDY

Flywheel Energy Storage Project Aims To Revolutionise System Services Market

  • Outlining the potential of this first hybrid-flywheel plant to resolve the TSO dilemma of how to integrate large volumes or renewable generation onto the grid
  • What does the current state of project development indicate for the facilitation of utility scale maximum efficiency ratios and overhaul of traditional grid networks?
  • Assessing the impact on frequency regulation and matching variable renewable energy supplies to consumer demand

Frank Burke, Technical Director, Schwungrad Energie

10:45

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments 

11:15

INVESTMENT PERSPECTIVE 

Storage Poised For Investment Breakthrough: Private Equity For Electromobility And Energy Storage Solutions Services

  • Who we are and what we do - detailing the infrastructure development, investment and operation opportunity offered by Janom s.r.o., including core innovation areas
  • Understanding the usage of electromobility battery charging and swapping stations for ancillary services
  • Outlining what Janom are looking to advance within the energy storage market and identifying the types of partners needed to make this a reality

Andrej  Sršen , Advisor,  Janom s.r.o

FORWARD THINKING WIND INDUSTRY INSIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENTS

11:45

US CASE STUDY

Transferring AES Global Energy Storage Experience From North America To Europe

  • Overcoming European market hurdles to bring grid-scale energy storage leaps from the USA to Europe
  • Unlocking the value of existing renewable and gas generation capacity to reduce cost and carbon
  • Barriers and opportunities for near term deployment of 100+ MWs of European storage

Dominique Laurent, Project Director – Energy Storage UK & Ireland, AES 

12:15

GLOBAL CASE STUDY

How Can Energy Storage Leverage A Foolproof Business Model For Onshore Wind Integration Into The Distribution Grid?

  • Defining energy storage benefits to address the evolution of the electrical grid with the increasing share of distributed renewable energy resources
  • Assessing the market & production volatility impact on the predictability of future revenue streams
  • To what extent is energy storage a potential leverage to secure wind project costs & financing?

Davy Theophile , Energy Storage - Senior Business Operations Manager, GE

12:45

Networking Lunch

MARKET DYNAMICS, JOINT-INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT AND SCALE OF UTILITY DEPLOYMENT

13:45

The Market Opportunity And Step Change In Growth For Utility Scale Battery Energy Storage

  • How are advanced battery technologies overcoming challenging performance requirements and attracting significant investment?
  • Understanding the reasons for under-investment in traditional forms of storage and grid balancing capacity
  • Determining the leaders in battery supply and role of HEVs/EVs in lowering the cost of energy storage for utility and grid scale applications

David Cunningham,   Principal Cleantech And Renewables Analyst,  SgurrEnergy

14:15

Why Grid-Tie? Exploring The Use Of Innovative Inverters In Micro-Grids

  • Understanding the efficiency and reliability benefits of grid-tie inverter technology compared to conventional air cooling
  • Delving into case study experience from Parker's multi megawatt grid-tied battery energy storage systems throughout North America and internationally
  • Assessing real-time results from current test-site activity
Dr. David Blood , Market Manager EMEA, Energy Grid-Tie Division, Parker Hannifin
14:45

UTILITY CASE STUDY

Promoting The Business Case For The Successful Implementation Of A Grid Level Energy Storage Project

  • How are leading utilities assessing the viability, cost-profile and core economic benefits of energy storage deployment and technology?
  • Detailing reasoning for energy storage inroads so far and future procurement plans, based on practical experience
  • Lessons learned and challenges faced on-site and in terms of X project’s business model

Stuart Norman,  Storage Technologies Consultant,  E.ON

15:15

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments 

15:45

CARBON TRUST CASE STUDY

Can Storage Help Reduce The Cost Of A Future UK Electicity System? 

Results from a project on opportunities from the deployment of energy storage contributed to by government, industry and academic partners.

The project assessed the benefits of flexibility solutions for a future UK electricity system using the example of energy storage. It addresses the following questions:

  • Can the integration of storage reduce the cost of such a future UK electricity system to customers?
  • What barriers prevent potential storage benefits to be commercially realised and thus prevent further investment?
  • What practical steps can be taken to overcome these barriers?

Nils Lehmann,  New Ventures Manager,  Carbon Trust

16:15

Technology And Demand Forecast For Energy Storage And Solar PV To 2025

  • Latest developments in solar PV technologies, inverters, plant monitoring and electrochemical energy storage technologies
  • Analysis of drivers, opportunities and barriers - spanning behind-the-meter to utility-scale energy storage global energy markets
  • Case studies of partnerships between stakeholders and utilities, including emerging projects and new business models for commercialising energy storage
  • Case studies of wind industry related energy storage projects and deals

Sara Verbruggen , Associate Editor; Journalist, Energy Storage Journal; Windpower Monthly 

ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSIONS

16:45

THEME: GRID GRAINS

A. How Can Energy Storage Be Adapted And Used To Best Serve The Needs Of The Grid?

  • Strengthening the efficiency and cost-reduction case for renewable energy storage, in allowing electricity grids to operate at average rather than peak load
  • From resiliency to power smoothing
  • Isolated Vs Populated: Assessing the value of implementing different technologies at various locations depending on the demand for energy
  • How is energy storage being shown to complement the smart grid perspective, by increasing flexibility and effective demand-side management?

Davy Theophile,  Energy Storage - Senior Business Operations Manager , GE


THEME: POLICY PLATFORM

B. Exploring The UK Trajectory For Energy Storage Regulation And Comparing With Key Policy Frameworks Across Europe 

  • How strong a foothold is renewable storage gaining in our current energy system and what obstacles need to be removed?
  • Evaluating the impact of the UK’s 200 MW grid storage tender on the grid-connected electrical energy storage market and enhanced frequency response capacity
  • Taking key insights from regulatory frameworks in the UK, Germany and Italy to assess how policy as a whole can be adjusted to integrate storage effectively into the supply chain
  • At the EU level – what is and can be employed to greater enable both short and long term energy storage deployment? 
Lars Stephan, Manager Regulatory And Government Affairs,  Younicos

THEME: TECHNOLOGY TRAJECTORY 

C.  From Batteries To FlyWheels – Aligning Technology And Integration Leaps With Application Suitability

  • Acceptance of technology setbacks and inefficiency to have a realistic outlook for achieving the necessary performance requirements
  • Encouraging transparency in technology performance to date
  • Determining the most important design attributes – durability,  delivery of mass energy, long-term deep cycle guarantees - to provide future breakthroughs in high-performance stationary energy storage

Stuart Norman, Storage Technologies Consultant, E.ON

17:15

Roundtable Feedback

Delegates regroup to hear the round table debate leaders sharing the main outcomes of their discussions.

17:30

Chair's Closing Remarks

17:45

End of Day One