Previous Energy Storage Summit Agenda

If you would like to present a case study or be part of a panel session at our 10th Energy Storage Summit, on 17-19 February 2025, then please get in touch with the Energy Storage Summit conference producer, Lucy Jacobson-Durham to discuss speaking opportunities next year.

Agenda at a Glance
07:45 - 08:50 Networking
SEFE Securing Energy for Europe GmbH (SEFE) - Energy Storage Summit Sponsor
08:50 - 08:55 Keynote Opening

Speakers

Head of Content, Energy Storage,
Solar Media
Editor - Energy Storage News,
Solar Media
Journalist & Presenter,
08:55 - 09:00 Keynote Opening

Speaker

Minister of State for Energy Security and Net Zero,
Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
09:00 - 09:05 Keynote Opening

Speaker

Vice President,
Envision
09:05 - 09:25 Keynote Interview
After a whirlwind year of new decarbonisation policies, energy-security strategies and beneficial subsidies, this opening session will enlighten the audience on the pathway to European electric market design reform. Our opening interview will highlight changing market structures, intervention, and implications for energy storage. Can the many different support mechanisms being discussed really help give storage the boost it desperately needs?

Moderator

Senior Manager, Policy & Market Development,
Fluence

Speaker

Executive Director,
Energy Storage Coalition
09:25 - 09:45 Fireside Chat
The European Union's groundbreaking Battery Passport initiative is set to revolutionise the energy storage industry by introducing transparency, traceability, and sustainability standards for batteries. This panel will delve into the profound implications of Battery Passports on the energy storage sector, exploring how this innovative concept will reshape the industry, influence business strategies, and drive advancements in technology and sustainability.

Moderator

Editor - Energy Storage News,
Solar Media

Speakers

Managing Director, Europe,
Univers
Head of Project Development,
Gore Street Capital
Project Lead, Batteries & Energy Storage Systems,
European Battery Pass Consortium
09:45 - 10:05 Presentation
As the power system transitions towards renewable energy, the shift from synchronous to variable inverter-based resources unravels intricate technical challenges, particularly concerning system inertia and short circuit levels. Market structures are adapting to incentivise technologies, acknowledging the need for essential support in stabilising the grid. Within this dynamic, Grid Forming Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) emerges as a unique player. Beyond mere stabilisation, BESS becomes an enabler of value generation for both system operators and consumers, offering a diverse range of services. In exploring the subtleties of this shift, we recognise the necessity for a holistic approach—a journey that extends beyond immediate challenges towards a harmonious integration of renewable energy.

Speaker

Chief Engineer,
Envision
10:05 - 10:25 Presentation

Speaker

Sungrow Europe ESS Director,
Sungrow Europe
10:25 - 11:05 Keynote Panel
In such a fast-paced industry, keeping an ear to the ground is fundamental to staying ahead of the game. Key players must stay abreast of which markets are up and coming, which technology is bankable and investor-friendly or which business case is best. Diversification is also key to enabling the market to flourish. This session will take a birds-eye view of what to consider in scenarios like:
  • Planning growth strategies and making a play in new markets
  • What can you do to ensure the best ROI for your storage asset?
  • Optimisation tools and strategies - how to account for varying revenue strategies
  • Is lithium-ion still the dominant player in 2024?

Moderator

Journalist & Presenter,

Speakers

Head of Utility Storage,
Trina Solar
EU & USA President, ESS,
CATL
CEO,
Eku Energy
Global Director, Sales Management,
Wärtsilä Energy Storage & Optimisation
Principal,
Gore Street Capital
11:05 - 11:25 Presentation
Energy Storage Summit - BYD Sponsor

Speaker

Overseas Sales President,
BYD Energy Storage
11:25 - 11:45 Networking
Power Electronics - Energy Storage EU Summit Sponsor
11:45 - 12:25 Keynote Panel
  • What do investors see on the horizon for energy storage portfolio acquisitions?
  • Will the appetite for energy storage continue to surge or do we expect it to plateau globally?
  • Which markets are most interesting for investors?
  • Technology choices and their role in making projects more or less appetising

Moderator

Founder and CEO,
Stora Energy

Speakers

Director – Energy and Infrastructure Advisory,
JLL
CEO,
BW ESS
Chief Investment Officer,
Harmony Energy
Director, Energy Storage,
Nofar Energy
President & CEO,
Spearmint Energy
12:25 - 12:45 Presentation

Speaker

Head of Energy Storage Systems and Technical Sales, Europe,
Jinko Solar
12:45 - 13:05 Presentation
Although very rare, recent energy storage fires are prompting manufacturers and project developers to ask serious questions about how to design safer projects. Code requirements and fire detection systems vary between manufacturers and regions, meaning compliant battery energy storage system design and permitting packages are important to ensure projects are as safe as possible. What can and should be done to ensure that projects are safe?

Speaker

Product Manager, Product Development,
Wärtsilä Energy Storage & Optimisation
13:05 - 13:25 Presentation

Speaker

Head of Utility Storage,
Trina Solar
13:25 - 13:40 Presentation

Speaker

General Manager, European Market,
Sunwoda
13:40 - 14:40 Networking
Energy Storage Summit - BYD Sponsor

Energy Storage across Europe

Supply Chain Risk

Deployment and Planning Hurdles

14:40 - 15:20 Panel Discussion
After years of limited activity, Italy's energy storage landscape is set to explode. TERNA expects that Italy will need 15GW of total capacity by 2030, of which 9GW needs to be LDES. New criteria and conditions for large-scale energy storage were also approved in 2023. But why is everyone talking about Italy?
  • Where are the most favourable market conditions in the country?
  • How will opening up new markets for batteries such as frequency response help drive deployment?
  • Expected long-duration energy storage mechanisms appearing in Italy
  • Is getting a grid connection easier in Italy?
  • Contracted vs. uncontracted revenues
  • Route to market from the Terna auctions

Moderator

Senior Advisor,
Green Giraffe B.V.

Speakers

Chief Operating Officer, Storage as a Service,
Energy Dome
Vice President, Sales EMEA,
Energy Vault
Partner, CEO,
Sphera Energy
Vice President EMEA,
NHOA Energy
Chief Operating Officer and Head of Storage,
Renera Energy
14:40 - 15:20 Panel Discussion
Understanding and exploring the supply and demand dynamics of critical minerals is essential for the development of energy storage technologies. This keynote panel will investigate government-led energy strategies aimed at strengthening energy security from within, price volatility in the supply chain and how to minimise risk.
  • How is the UK government’s plan to increase resilience of critical minerals in supply chains going to directly impact energy storage?
  • What does the domestic manufacturing landscape look like?
  • Is the EU Critical Raw Materials Act of 2023 enough to secure the supply chain or does the EU need a response similar to the Inflation Reduction Act?
  • What is the key to remaining competitive in energy storage from a supply chain risk perspective?

Moderator

Founder & CEO,
UK Critical Minerals Association

Speakers

Associate Director, Energy Storage,
Clean Energy Associates
Managing Director & Global Head of Sustainable Investment,
Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
Vice President,
Envision
Head Of Technology & Innovation,
Pulse Clean Energy
Sungrow Europe ESS Director,
Sungrow Europe
14:40 - 15:20 Panel Discussion
Projects are becoming larger and  larger. There has been a huge shift from the 50MW template a few years ago to major infrastructure projects since the cap on NSIP was removed. This panel will explore:  
  • Pros and cons of moving to very large projects – is there an impact on revenue?
  • What are the requirements of transmission-connected projects?
  • The shift in design and operational mindset as projects become very large – design, layout and O&M?
  • What are the key challenges facing those getting large projects into operational readiness?
  • Is this the death of smaller projects?

Moderator

Director, Clean Energy Technology,
S&P Global

Speakers

Chief Technology Officer,
FlexGen
Director Of Network Infrastructure,
Zenobē
Executive Vice President, Global Markets & Development,
NHOA Energy
Vice President, Climate Infrastructure Investments,
BlackRock
Overseas Sales President,
BYD Energy Storage

 

 

 

15:20 - 15:40 Presentation
Baringa

Speaker

Director, Energy Flexibility,
Baringa Partners
15:20 - 15:40 Presentation
Rimac Energy - Sponsor of Energy Storage Summit

Speaker

Product Engineering Manager,
Rimac Energy
15:20 - 15:40 Presentation

Speaker

Product and Applications Manager,
Power Electronics
15:40 - 16:20 Panel Discussion
There is a huge onus on the move away from decades of reliance on coal and an urgency to build the business case for storage in the Polish market. With regulatory changes expected in early 2025, the potential for Poland is huge and this panel will outline some of those big opportunities.
  • What is the most sustainable business model for energy storage in Poland?
  • What further revenue streams can come from the capacity market in Poland and how will an ancillary services market complement this?
  • What is the perfect combination of revenue stacking in a market like Poland?
  • What exactly do investors need to know and learnings from other markets

Moderator

Senior Regional Marketing Manager, EMEA,
Fluence

Speakers

Founder and CEO,
Stora Energy
Investment Manager - Renewables & Storage,
CLARITAS Investments
President,
Polskie Stowarzyszenie Magazynowania Energii
Head of Storage EMEA,
BayWa r.e.
15:40 - 16:20 Panel Discussion
What’s in store for co-located projects in both the UK & EU?
  • What opportunities can investors and developers see in the pipeline, and where are they?
  • How can you create real value for your business case through co-location?
  • Has the forecasted pipeline taken a hit from the surge in standalone projects?
  • Efficiencies and cost-saving for connecting to grid
  • Understanding technical aspects - from conception to performance optimisation, requirements, and types of inverters

Moderator

Managing Director,
Claritas Investments

Speakers

Head of Energy Storage,
NextEnergy Capital
Systems Engineering Manager,
GE Vernova
UK Managing Director,
Hive Energy Ltd
CEO,
Arenko Group
Investment Manager,
NTR

 

16:00 - 16:20 Presentation
EVE Energy Storage Co, Ltd. - Energy Storage Summit Sponsor

Speaker

Chief Marketing Officer,
EVE Energy

 

16:20 - 16:40 Presentation

Speaker

Head of Business Development,
SMA
16:20 - 17:00 Panel Discussion
How is the storage sector meeting carbon footprint requirements and adhering to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles?
  • Ensuring your supply chain meets ESG criteria in all areas
  • ESG credentials for investors - EU taxonomy and ESG due diligence
  • Measuring and reporting. What metrics are being used to judge carbon impact?

Moderator

Senior Analyst – Batteries and Energy Storage,
S&P Global

Speakers

Partner,
Everoze
Policy and Public Funding Manager,
Smartenergy
Head of Sustainability,
Harmony Energy
Vice President,
B Capital Partners
Chief Operating Officer,
Field
16:20 - 16:40 Presentation

Speaker

Chief Representative, Senior Specialist,
Windey
16:40 - 17:10 Fireside Chat
What is next on the horizon for grid-scale storage in Germany? Experiencing a comeback in 2022, the segment’s installed capacity is predicted to double in the coming years, but the market is still being led by the residential sector.

Moderator

Lead, Germany,
Bluestar Energy Capital

Speakers

Director of Energy Storage Systems,
Aquila Clean Energy
Development Director,
Electric Land
Head of Business Development & Regulatory Affairs,
Kyon Energy
16:40 - 17:00 Networking
Timera Energy - - Sponsor of Energy Storage Summit
16:40 - 17:00 Presentation
e-STORAGE - Sponsor of Energy Storage Summit

Speaker

Technical Manager,
e-STORAGE
17:10 - 18:00 Networking Roundtables
As a follow-on breakout session, which markets should the industry be looking to for future growth? Our market-focused roundtables have proved immensely popular in the past. With energy storage taking off across the continent, we will host 10 interactive sessions which will take place simultaneously, allowing delegates to get up close and personal with the experts. Each table will be hosted by someone with deep expertise in the subject matter, alongside an investor or developer who has first-hand insight and experience in that market. Markets include:
  • Ireland
  • The UK
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Poland
  • Germany
  • The Nordics (Denmark, Norway, Sweden)
  • The USA
  • Australia

Speakers

Country Manager, Italy,
Enerland Group
Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, UK and Ireland,
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Investment Director, UK & Ireland,
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
CEO & Founder,
Kona Energy
Founder,
Daisenergy
Secretary General,
European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE)
President,
Polskie Stowarzyszenie Magazynowania Energii
Senior Market Operations Analyst,
Key Capture Energy
Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager,
RWE Renewables
President,
Energy Storage Ireland
Chief Customer Officer,
International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance - IBESA
Product Development Manager for Utility Storage in Europe,
Jinko Solar
Senior Project Engineer: PV, Wind and BESS Projects,
Enel Green Power
Energy Storage Director,
Nordic Solar
19:00 - 23:30 Networking
With your ticket, you can join us at the Official After Party, hosted by Envision and Univers at The Broadcaster Pub, White City. The venue is a contemporary pub, dining room and rooftop bar set over 4 floors at London’s iconic Television Centre in White City with carefully crafted cocktails, wines, craft beers and soft drinks. Join Envision and Univers, where the celebrations continue after an exciting day at the Summit! Get ready to unwind and connect with industry peers in a lively and relaxed atmosphere over all four floors.
The capacity for The Broadcaster is set to a max 500 people at any one time. There might be a queue; our team and the venue will do our best to get you in as quickly as possible.