2018 Conference Programme

The Energy Storage & Connected Systems conference covers everything from behind the meter storage & connected systems to medium to utility scale energy storage. Delegates are free to choose which sessions they would like to attend across the two days.

  • Tuesday 6 February 2018

    OPENING PLENARY: ENERGY STORAGE 2018, THE GOALS, AMBITIONS AND ISSUES OVERVIEW
    09:30-11:00

    Chair: Dr Nina Skorupska CBE, CEO, REA
    Speakers:

    • Connected London - Vision & Strategy
      Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor, Environment and Energy, Greater London Authority
    • Energy Storage in our National Infrastructure
      Prof David Fisk, Lead Commissioner Energy Infrastructure, National Infrastructure Commission
    • Phil Sheppard, Head of Network Strategy, National Grid (invited)
    • Prof Richard Parry-Jones, Chair, Faraday Challenge (invited)
  • POLICY & REGULATION
    11:30-13:00
    Chair:
    Frank Gordon, Senior Policy Analyst, REA
    Speakers:
    • Energy Storage, UK Regulatory Update and Outlook
      Jean-Pascal Boutin, Partner & Head of Regulatory, Eversheds Sutherland
    • Dr Alexander Berland, Senior Advisor, BEIS (invited)


    SCALING TO GIGAWATTS 1: IT’S NOT JUST LITHIUM
    11:30-13:00
    Speakers:

    • The Missing Link: Storage >100MW, >5 hours
      Mark Howitt, Director, Storelectric
    • Gravitricity: Power Storage as an Infrastructure Asset - Why Cycle Life and Stacking Will Matter for Future Storage Projects  
      Charlie Blair, Managing Director, Gravitricity
    • Prof Marcus Newborough, Development Director, ITM Power
  • THE GREAT ENERGY STORAGE DEBATE
    14:00-15:30
    Chair:
    Roger Harrabin, Environment Analyst, BBC News (invited)
    Speakers:
    • The Rt. Hon Lord Deben Chairman of Sancroft and The Committee of Climate Change
    • Charles Perry, Independent Consultant
    • Robert Llewellyn, Host, Fully Charged
    • Alan Brown MP, Shadow SNP Spokesperson Transport and Infrastructure & Energy
    • Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister
  • WHOLE SYSTEMS APPROACH THE PLACE FOR STORAGE
    16:00-17:30
    Speakers:

    • BIGHIT Optimisation of Local Hydrogen Energy Storage Solutions for Sector Coupling
      Nigel Holmes, CEO, Scottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA)
    • Heat Storage a Whole Systems Approach
      Dr Grant Wilson, Teaching and Research Fellow, The University of Sheffield
    • Integrating Storage Options, The Role of Green Gas – 2050 Energy Pathfinder
      Chris Clarke, Director of Asset Management, Safety and Environment, Wales & West Utilities
    MARKET OVERVIEW
    16:00-17:30
    Speakers: 
    • Maximising the Value of Battery Storage in the Changing Energy Market  Angus Widdowson, Business Development Manager, Asset Optimisation, Smartest Energy
    • Energy Storage Markets Outside the UK: A Look at Continental Europe and Island Grids
      Corentin Baschet, Energy Storage Analyst, Clean Horizon
    • Chris Brown, Head of Gas Systems, Ofgem




  • Wednesday 7 February 2018

    ELECTRIC VEHICLES & TRANSPORT
    09:30-11:00
    Chair:
    Matthew Trevaskis, Head of Electric Vehicles, REA
    Speakers:
    • Overview of Charge Points
      Matthew Trevaskis, Head of Electric Vehicles, REA
    • South Mimms Case Study: Aligning Future Transport and Energy Needs with Battery Storage and EVs
      David Hill, Commercial Director, Open Energi
    • Francisco Cerranza, Managing Director Energy Services, Renault-Nissan Alliance (invited)
    • Alex Earl, UK Country Manager, Alfen (invited)
    • Dr Christoph Birkl, CEO, Brill Power (invited)

    SCALING TO GIGAWATTS 2: MAINLY BATTERIES
    09:30-11:00
    Speakers:

    • Best Value for Investor: Best Value for the System
      Dr Marek Kubik, Market Director, AES Energy Storage
    • Business Cases for Large-Scale Storage
      Ben Hall, Associate Director, Cornwall Insight
    • Bankable or Useful? Choices Facing Battery Developers on Both Sides of the Meter
      Dr Alastair Martin, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Flexitricity
    • Co-location with Renewables - Wind Energy Case Study
      Jake Dunn, Business Development Manager, Vattenfall Innovation
  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT, CITIES & OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENERGY STORAGE
    11:30-13:00
    Chair:
    Ray Noble, Senior Advisor - Solar, Storage and Electric Vehicles, REA
    Speakers:

    • Smart Cities - Enabling Future Proof Sustainable Solutions
      Julie Alexander, Director, Urban Development, Siemens
    • National Refit Programme & How to Attract Investment
      Robert McKinnon, Project Director, Refit, Local Government Association
    • Local Councils, Opportunities, Case Studies and Lessons Learned
      Martin Allman, Country Director, sonnen UK
    • The LGA Smart Energy Challenge - An Overview
      Daniel Barrett, Smart Energy Innovation Lead, London Greater Authority
    • Using Storage to Get PV Installed in Social Housing
      Dr Ian Chilvers, Chief Power Systems Engineer, Smart Power Systems

    TRANSITION FROM DNOs TO DSOs OPPORTUNITIES FOR STORAGE
    11:30-13:00
    Speakers:

    • Steve Halsey, DG Development Manager, UK Power Networks
    • Battery & Energy Storage
      Faithful Chanda, Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer, Western Power Distribution
    • Marc Smeed, Principal Consultant, Xero Energy
    • Reinventing Electricity Grids and Creating a Platform to Integrate New Technologies
      Andrew Scobie, CEO, Faraday Grid








  • COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL BEHIND THE METER PROJECTS
    14:00-15:30
    Speakers:

    • Batteries, Virtual Power Plants and How to Make Money
      Duncan Dale, Vice President Customers and New Products, Statkraft
    • The Distributed Battery Model – Unlocking Value for the C&I  Energy Consumer
      Sam Harden, Senior Business Developer, Innogy Renewables UK
    • Turning a Customer’s ‘Electricity Liability into an Asset’: The Many Benefits of Battery Storage for Large Energy Consumers
      Matt Allen, Founder and CEO, Become Energy

    WHAT INVESTORS NEED TO KNOW
    14:00-15:30
    Speakers:

    • Arbitrage Trading: How to Quantify and Include in your Business Plan
      Dr Ben Irons, Executive Director,  Aurora Energy Research
    • How to Put Money in the Market Right Now
      Sebastian Cameron, Director, Generation Investment Management





  • HEAT STORAGE
    16:00-17:00
    Speakers:

    • Heat Peaks and Heat Networks Overview - The Storage Question
      Tony Glover, Director of Policy, Energy Networks Association (ENA)
    • Electricity for Heat? How It Adds Up
      Dr Daniel Friedrich, Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Edinburgh
    • Optimising Electrical Systems via Smart Heat Batteries
      Andrew Bissell, CEO, Sunamp
    • The Role of Thermal Storage in London’s Future Zero Carbon Energy System
      Peter North, Senior Manager - Programme Delivery - Sustainable Energy, Greater London Authority

    WHAT DEVELOPERS NEED TO KNOW
    16:00-17:00
    Speakers:

    • How to Include Wider Value of Energy Storage including Resilience and Insurance Premiums in Your Business Plan
      Adam Piper, Executive Director, Renewable Energy, Willis Towers Watson
    • Evolving & Disruptive Finance Structures - Experiences from Completed Projects
      Doreen Abeysundara, Managing Director, Fresco Advisory
    • Funding Options, Equity vs Debt Finance, Siemens Match Funding
      Bridgit Hartland Johnson, Business Expert – Energy, Siemens Financial Services


    Programme subject to change. Correct as of 11 December 2017.

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