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 

UNDERSTANDING STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVES, LEGAL STATUS AND REGULATORY POLICY

09:15

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  

09:45

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

10:15

Morning Refreshments & Networking Opportunity

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

Jonathan Cohen, Head of Energy Storage, Eversheds

Mike O'Hare, Senior Development Manager, National Grid

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

11:30

The Smart Systems Plan:  UK Regulatory And Policy Perspective On Storage 

  • The energy roadmap of the future and where storage fits in
  • Ofgem innovation funds and the smart network storage project
  • Getting new companies into the market through grants for grid level projects
  • Conclusions of the BEIS and Ofgem calls for evidence 
  • What to look out for when procuring energy storage systems
  • What should a vendor be able to provide when setting up storage systems?
  • How will the economics of storage work?

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

INSIGHTS GAINED FROM CURRENT WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY STORAGE PROJECTS

12:00

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

12:30

Lunch And Networking Opportunities

13:30

Case Study: The Co-Location Of Solar And Storage: The Benefits And Barriers To Optimisation

  • A look at Camborne Energy Storage's case study
  • 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

MAKING THE BUSINESS CASE AND FINANCIAL INVESTMENT MECHANISMS

14:00

Qualifying Energy Storage From An Investor's Perspective

  • How does the capacity market work, what revenue streams are available and when is pay-off?
  • Ways of reducing risk and managing project uncertainties
  • Validating investment models, understanding the supply chains a, procurement of assets, specs, tenders contracts etc.
Ed Reekie, Director, Oxford Capital 
14:30

Panel: Is There 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?

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

Ed Reekie, Director, Oxford Capital

Paul Gardner, Global Segment Leader, DNV.GL

15:15

Addressing The Difficulty Of Turning Storage Into An Investment?

  • What financial mechanisms are still required in order to allow greater investment to take place?
  • How feasible is storage with renewables on a large scale
  • Addressing the change in investment style as shorter term
  • Finding the correct ways of financing a project
  • What is the use of subsidies or solely private investment will mean for developing storage market in years to come?

Nils Lehman, New Ventures Manager - Innovation, Carbon Trust

15:45

Afternoon Refreshments And Networking Opportunities

16:15

Round Tables

Delegates will select one of the following peer-to-peer discussions from the strategic or technical streams listed below. You will move into small break-out groups where discussions will be led by an expert on the given topic. Delegates are encouraged to bring along their considered ideas and questions in order to facilitate a meaningful and in-depth discussion. 

17:00

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

17:20 Chair's Closing Remarks
17:30

End of Day One