Forum Day 2: Wednesday 14th June 2017

08:30

Registration And Morning Refreshments

09:00

Chair's Opening Remarks 

Senior Representative, BPVA

THE FUTURE OF BATTERY TECHNOLOGY AND AN EXAMINATION OF ITS COST

09:15

Choosing The Correct Technology And Using Battery Metrics To Your Advantage

  • How storage could help with grid connections limitations, balance the economics and make output more predictable
  • What levels of volume, power and time period held and lifespan are required for each specific project 
  • Using the right type of batteries suitable for your project
  • How flow batteries compare with other techs for wind applications

Paul Gardner, Global Segment Leader, DNV.GL

09:45

Design And Operation Of A 2Mw Grid Connected Battery And Commercial Deployment Of Low Cu/Zn Cost Battery Storage

  • The design process to connect to the grid
  • Efficiencies and economies of scale that can be gained: Pre-existing grid connections and joining O&M projects
  • Being smarter with deployment for efficiency and lower costs
  • Adding value from deployment stage to grow business models and reduce upfront cost

Prof. Peter J Hall, Director-EPSRC Centre-Energy Storage, University of Sheffield

10:15

Morning Refreshments And Networking Opportunity

10:45

Panel: How Far Can The Cost Of Batteries Fall And What Are The Driving Forces?

  • Why game playing in the capacity market could create unrealistic price expectations
  • How the cost of different lithium-ion chemistries must be taken into consideration
  • How to optimise the size of your battery for the best return
  • will the losses experienced in energy transfer come down with the cost?
  • What are the cost drivers of bringing down cost and the battery providers on capacity and price fluctuations?

Chris Wright, CTO, Moixa

Logan Goldie-Scot, Head Of Energy Storage Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

CREATING A LARGE-SCALE INTERCONNECTED ENERGY NETWORK

11:45

Where Is The Balance In Network Connected Electricity Storage?

  • Is there a practical limit to adding storage to the network?
  • Storage technology: Is the location and application important to developers, users and the system operator?

Anthony Price, Director & Secretary, The Electricity Storage Network

12:15

Case Study: Backing Up Intermittent Generation To Deliver Flexible Grid Support

  • The scale of the challenge
  • How DSR, interconnectors, batteries and large scale storage work together to deliver the back-up that's required
  • Five scales of storage and what this means for the electricity network
  • Large scale storage and the electricity market

Mark Howitt, CTO, Storelectric 

12:45

Lunch And Networking Opportunities 

13:45

How Domestic Energy Storage Will Become Mass Market, From MWh Deployed to GWh

  • Compelling customer propositions, solar 2.0 gaining traction as subsidies disappear
  • What does a mass market storage solution look like
  • Aggregating storage systems for grid services

Chris Wright, CTO, Moixa

CO-LOCATION, DECENTRALISATION AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS

14:15

Understanding The Real Driving Force Behind Storage And Decentralisation Of The Energy Network: The Accelerating Pace Of Change Within Energy Storage

  • Update on lithium-ion battery price survey and potential for future technology declines
  • Which applications will be most lucrative and impactful in the near and long term
  • Grid investment gives way to distributed energy

Logan Goldie-Scot, Head Of Energy Storage Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

14:45

Panel: The Internet Of Things And Energy Storage Of The Future

  • How much storage will be required and how connected will the system need to be?
  • What challenges are likely to be experienced in terms of seasonality, big data and communication networks
  • The business opportunities involved in a more flexible demand and supply model
  • How smart communication and algorithms between energy networks will be the real technological innovation to come
  • The potential for storage in other markets: where else could it be utilised and what will their business model look like?
15:45

Chair's Closing Remarks

Senior Representative, BPVA

15:30 

Afternoon Refreshments And Extended Networking Opportunities

15:45

End Of Forum