2023 Agenda

08:00
  -  
09:00
Main Conference Room
Networking
09:00
  -  
09:20
Keynote Opening

What is driving the energy storage industry at the moment, and adversely, what is holding it back? This scene-setting talk will start by looking at the incumbent lithium-ion and focusing on challenges when it comes to decarbonising the mineral, ensuring sustainable production and future availability for the market. We need to have back-up options to ensure we don’t get past the point of no return, with over-reliance on one technology and the market ends up stagnating. Gerard’s talk will set the scene for later discussions around energy security, investment strategies, supply chain issues, differing markets and how the industry can rally together to solve these problems as quickly as possible.

Speakers

Co-Founder & Partner,
Alexa Capital
09:20
  -  
10:00
Main Conference Room
Keynote Panel One

This opening session will shed light on what needs to happen to ensure the power grid is fit for purpose, resilient and flexible.

  • How are key players planning to power up for the future, cope with increased demand and what is the role that storage will play to enable this transition?
  • The world has changed significantly in the past few years, how have these changes affected future planning for networks and grid operators?
  • Limited natural gas supply across the continent and global unrest cause uncertainty for the future, coupled with rising prices – what does the state of the global gas markets mean for energy storage?
  • The REPowerEU strategy: Europe’s plan for energy independence and ‘future-proofing’ the necessary infrastructure, in turn making sure the path to energy transition is not compromised by global events.

 

Speakers

Director, Global Innovation & Incubation,
ENGIE
Head of Technical Energy Storage Systems,
Sungrow, EMEA
10:00
  -  
10:20
Opening Presentation
  • Future Energy Scenarios and the impact of the FSO.
  • How will market reform programmes benefit the energy storage industry?
  • What regimes are being put in place to support the industry further?
  • The impact of UK Net Zero Market Reform programme.
10:20
  -  
10:45
Presentation

Speakers

Co-Founder & CEO,
Modo
10:45
  -  
11:10
Presentation

Speakers

Head of Technical Energy Storage Systems,
Sungrow, EMEA
11:10
  -  
12:00
Networking

The Grid & Resiliency

Supply Chain, Lithium-ion & ESG

Market Commentary

12:00
  -  
12:25
Room One
Presentation

12:00
  -  
12:40
Room Two
Panel Discussion
  • Identifying which supply chains are most at risk of being disrupted.
  • How to assess and measure deliverability, programme and capex risks of individual supply chains.
  • Working with partners to come to agreement on how to fairly divide the financial risks of a delayed project.
  • Evaluating supply chain complexities when operating in new markets.

Moderated By

Partner,
Everoze

Speakers

Commercial Director, EMEA,
Power Electronics
Vice President, Supply Chain & Procurement,
Field
Principal,
Gore Street Capital
Founder & Director,
Arlington Energy
12:00
  -  
12:35
Room Three
Panel Discussion
  • Up until now, the industry has been dominated by certain countries and regions, but how is this set to change?
  • With saturation in the incumbent markets, which promising markets are looking to scale-up storage?

Speakers

Energy Storage Manager,
Aer Soléir
Partner,
Zouk Capital LLP
Managing Director,
Macquarie Capital
12:25
  -  
13:05
Room One
Panel Discussion
  • Freeing up capacity through flexibility to manage network congestion.
  • Impact of Ofgem’s Access & Charging Significant Code Review.
  • The future of flexible connections.
  • Accelerating storage connections.

Speakers

Chief Operating Officer,
Electron
Battery Storage Manager,
Renewco Power
Network Development & Operability Manager, Smart Grid Development,
UK Power Networks
12:40
  -  
13:05
Room Two
Presentation

12:35
  -  
13:05
Room Three
Panel Discussion

Many companies are looking into the next big opportunities for energy storage. This panel will discuss:

  • Analysing different opportunities in EU markets such as the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Germany and Poland.
  • Revenue stacking - where is the revenue going to come from?
  • Different approaches in EU markets: storage as an enabler vs. storage as a revenue generator.
  • Assessing the profitability of batteries due to varying primary reserve procurements by EU Transmission System Operators.

Moderated By

Investment Manager,
EBG Investment Solutions

Speakers

Co-Founder,
Climate Transition Capital
Founder & Managing Partner,
B Capital Partners
CEO and co-founder,
Powertis
Head of Flexibility and Storage, Power Markets EMEA,
Lightsource BP
13:05
  -  
14:30
Networking

The Grid & Resiliency

Supply Chain, Lithium-ion & ESG

Market Commentary

14:30
  -  
14:55
Room One
Presentation
  • Stability needs
  • Technical performance
  • Case studies

Speakers

Head of Business Development,
SMA
14:30
  -  
14:55
Room Two
Presentation

14:30
  -  
14:40
Room Three
Country Spotlights and Roundtables

Where is the opportunity for the merchant storage case in Italy? The country has mastered other renewable integration along with behind the meter installations, but merchant storage is yet to take off. TERNA has big plans to build around 20% of the battery storage in the country, but what about auctions for other stakeholders?

14:40
  -  
14:50
Room Three
Country Spotlights and Roundtables

With a favourable regulatory environment for energy storage making lots of business cases very strong, what is next on the agenda for the country and how can it help strengthen the EU market and work collaboratively, thanks to its geographical placement?

 

Speakers

Vice President,
International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance - IBESA
14:50
  -  
15:00
Room Three
Country Spotlights and Roundtables

With solar installations in Poland exceeding 10GW in 2022 for the first time, the general consensus is that storage is the next clear step for the country. With many plans for hydrid storage installations, the country is ramping up for energy storage to take off. This focus on renewable generation coupled with recent proposals in parliament to mandate energy storage makes the Polish market very interesting and one to watch.

Speakers

President,
Polish Energy Storage Association
14:55
  -  
15:40
Room One
Presentation
  • Making the network more intelligent through increased connectivity and use of IoT platforms in order to communicate with other parts of the grid.
  • Smart metering, sensors, EV infrastructure and distributed renewables are key to ensuring better observability and control of the grid now and for the future.
  • Creating new-generation substations.

Speakers

Manager - DSO Market Platform,
UK Power Networks
14:55
  -  
15:40
Room Two
Panel Discussion

To prevent, discover and react to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks in the supply chain this session delves more deeply into:

  • What restrictions there are on importing batteries and how Brexit will impact that.
  • Effective ways to use technology to audit and track movement in supply chains
  • What should parties do if an ESG violation is discovered?

Moderated By

Managing Director ,
Elgin

Speakers

Head of Commercial Operations,
Eelpower Limited
Senior Director & Global Head of ESG,
Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
Investment Director,
InfraRed Capital Partners Limited
15:00
  -  
15:10
Room Three
Country Spotlights and Roundtables

What is next for this competitive market, as the DS3 service draws to a close in 2023? What is being planned to harness this country with such strong renewable generation, to ensure it stays a competitive and lucrative market for storage?

Speakers

President,
Energy Storage Ireland
15:10
  -  
15:40
Room Three
Country Spotlights and Roundtables

Discussion groups on the Italian, German, Polish and Irish Energy Storage markets.

Speakers

Vice President,
International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance - IBESA
President,
Polish Energy Storage Association
President,
Energy Storage Ireland
15:40
  -  
16:10
Networking

The Grid & Resiliency

Supply Chain, Lithium-ion & ESG

Market Commentary

16:10
  -  
17:00
Room One
Panel Discussion
  • Nodal pricing: Ensuring that assets are placed in the most efficient location on the network and how this will lead to efficient expansion of the grid.
  • What are the different approaches to integrating batteries into the grid?

Speakers

Head of Business Development & Regulatory Affairs,
Kyon Energy
Head of Storage,
Q Energy France
Vice President, Global Markets,
Amp Energy
CEO & Founder,
Kona Energy
16:10
  -  
17:00
Room Two
Panel Discussion

NMC vs LFP vs Iron Oxide vs Sodium Ion…which battery technology is best? This panel debates this by considering:

  • How to increase application performance by choosing the right technology.
  • How chemistry impacts the costs of development by considering the impact on the layout and container size needed.
  • To what extent can each lithium ion chemistry scale to and how long will they be cost competitive for?
  • What is the return on investment for new flow batteries?

Moderated By

Chief Operating Officer,
Clean Pulse Energy

Speakers

Founder and CEO ,
Brighton and Hove Energy Services Co-operative (BHESCo)
Commercial Director ,
Constantine

 

17:00
  -  
17:45
Room One
Panel Discussion
  • Tackling discrepancies at the transmission and distribution level with regards to connection timelines.
  • Overcoming barriers to getting. connections at the transmission level.
  • Freeing up capacity and managing competition between developers.
  • Where is the right site for the project?

Speakers

New Energy Director,
SMS Plc.
17:00
  -  
17:45
Room Two
Panel Discussion
  • Understanding the aging and grading of batteries before making a business case for giving batteries a second life.
  • Considering the recycling potential of batteries of different chemistries.
  • Choosing when to recycle batteries in order to gain most value.
  • Assessing the economic case and ability to recycle batteries after a fire.

Speakers

Battery Recycling Business Manager,
RS Bruce Metals & Machinery Ltd

 

19:00
  -  
23:30
The Steel Yard Club, London
Networking

Join Q & his team at The Steel Yard Club, East London, to unwind after a busy day and enjoy a few drinks in a more relaxed setting.

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