Forum Day 1: Tuesday 13th June 2017

Making The Business Case For Future Energy Markets

08:30

Registration And Morning Refreshments

09:00

Chair's Opening Remarks 

Nils Lehman, New Ventures Manager - Innovation, The Carbon Trust

UNDERSTANDING REGULATORY AND LEGAL REQUIRMENTS AS WELL AS STAKEHOLDER INTERESTS

09:15

The Smart System Plan: UK Regulatory And Policy Perspectives On Storage

  • Conclusions of the BEIS and Ofgem Calls for Evidence
  • The smart systems plan and where storage fits in
  • Addressing barriers: regulatory clarity, policy costs, planning regimes, network charging and more
  • Government and regulatory innovation funds for storage and smart

  • Smart systems and Industrial Strategy

Dr Alexander Berland, Policy Advisor, Department For Business Energy & Industrial Strategy

09:45

Legal Update On Aligning Energy Storage Classification And Business Requirments 

  • How to get regulation in line with the business case and why the current classification of storage is inefficient 
  • What would a different legal status on storage look like in the future?
  • How has it worked as frequency control system in Germany?
  • Creating better contracts by delaying and deferring energy consumption and providing securities for grid interactions

Jonathan Cohen,  Head Of Energy Storage,  Eversheds  Sutherland

10:15

Morning Refreshments And Networking Opportunities

10:45

Panel: Bringing Multiple Stakeholder Perspectives Together For An Infinitely Connected Energy Network

  • How can co-operation support the growth of a new market? 
  • What barriers is each market participant experiencing?
  • The demand side response to energy storage and its capabilities
  • How will the system operator respond to having more wind on the grid and what impact will storage capabilities have?
  • Balancing demand connections as utility

Chair: Nils Lehmann, New Venture Manager - Innovation, Carbon Trust

Panel Participants:

Mike O'Hare,  Senior Development Manager,  National Grid

Hayden Postle-Floyd,  Project Co-ordinator,  Camborne Energy Storage

Colleen Lueken,  Director Of Market Analytics AES Energy Storage

11:30

The Commerical Case For Battery Storage For UK Wind & Solar Developers 

  • The rationale for energy storage in the UK
  • Projects undertaken by National Grid in conjunction with existing solar and wind farms
  • How stacking revenues are being used
  • Developing an integrated system and business model

Mike O'Hare, Senior Development Manager, National Grid

INSIGHTS GAINED FROM CURRENT WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY STORAGE PROJECTS

12:00

Camborne Energy's Co-Location Of Solar And Storage Projects

  • The benefits and barriers to optimisation
  • The current state of solar and storage
  • The potential of solar and storage, and how to reach it

Hayden Postle-Floyd,  Project Co-ordinator,  Camborne Energy Storage

12:30

Lunch And Networking Opportunities

13:30

Case Study: Results From Trial Projects With Flywheel/Battery Hybrid Technology

  • How the hybrid technology works
  • Project objectives and how it has performed
  • What lessons can be learned and can they be applied to other projects being implemented?
  • Getting validation of the project with the system operator

Jack Bracken, Research Manager, Schwungrad Energie

MAKING THE BUSINESS CASE AND FINANCIAL INVESTMENT MECHANISMS INVOLVED

14:00

Is There A Business Case To Integrate Storage With Renewables?

  • The financial drivers and revenue streams available
  • What are the technical, regulatory and cost barriers?
  • How to size storage for a behind-the-meter project

  • What does the business case look like

David Cunningham, Cleantech & Renewables Financial Analyst, Sgurr Energy

14:30

From Identification To Realisation Of Opportunities For The UK From Storage

  • Assessing the system benefit for the UK, from storage
  • Developing aligned business models for industry stakeholders
  • Policies which can support the long-term development of a viable storage industry
  • Increasing the attractiveness of investments into storage solutions

Nils Lehman, New Ventures Manager- Innovation, The Carbon Trust

15:00

Qualifying Energy Storage From An Investor's Perspective

  • Which type of investors are currently looking at storage assets?
  • What contracts are most attractive to investors?
  • The size of investment, that investors are seekings
  • How to attract investment from the lower cost of capital and what is required?

Ed Reekie, Director, Oxford Capital 

Steven Mandel, Vice President, Denham Capital

15:30

Afternoon Refreshments And Networking Opportunities

16:00

Panel: The Viable Market For Energy Storage In The Future

  • At what point will wee see revenue stacking truly working?
  • What assumptions need to be in place to see an economic payback?
  • How to deal with the lender's desire for long-term revenue streams
  • Will systems be able to five payback without subsidy?

Moderator: Nadia Weekes,  Editor-In-Chief, Energy,  Haymarket Business Media

Paul Gardner, Global Segment Leader, DNV.GL

Steven Mandel, Vice President, Denham Capital

16:45

Round Tables

17:30

Roundtable Feedback

Discussion leaders will be given the opportunity to share the fruits of their groups' labour and address the room on the main areas covered

17:45

Chair's Closing Remarks

Nils Lehman, New Ventures Manager - Innovation, The Carbon Trust

18:00

End of Day One