ESCS 2018: Day 1

  • Tuesday 6 February 2018

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

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

    • The Role of Energy Storage in London’s Future Clean, Smart, Integrated Energy System
      Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor, Environment and Energy, Greater London Authority
    • Energy Storage and National Infrastructure
      Prof David Fisk, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission
    • The Politics of Energy Storage – Building Consensus and Emphasising the Opportunities. An Overview from the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Energy Storage
      Peter Aldous MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Energy Storage and Member of Parliament for Waveney

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  • POLICY & REGULATION
    Auditorium
    11:30-13:00

    This session will provide an update from policy makers and experts on the policy developments that are needed and that have already happened which impact the industry.

    Chair: Frank Gordon, Policy Manager, REA
    Speakers:

    • Energy Storage, UK Regulatory Update and Outlook
      Jean-Pascal Boutin, Partner & Head of Regulatory, Eversheds Sutherland
    • BNEF Report - Beyond the Tipping Point: Flexibility Gaps in Future High-Renewable Energy Systems
      Richard Molloy, Manager, UK Energy Storage Business, Eaton Electrical
    • Update on Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan – The Outlook for 2018
      Chris Brown, Head of Core and Emerging Policy, Ofgem
    • The Role of Digital Energy and Blockchain Technology in a Whole Systems Approach
      Jo-Jo Hubbard, Co-Founder & COO, Electron
    • RECC Standards – What You Need to Know
      Sue Bloomfield, Independent RECC Auditor, Renewable Energy Consumer Code




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

    Lithium-ion batteries are currently the most popular technology for storage installations, but as storage is required for increasingly longer durations, other technologies are emerging as potential contenders. This session looks at some of the established and new technologies that can play a role in our energy infrastructure and will discuss the challenges and opportunities for other technologies to demonstrate their cost competitiveness, improved performance & possibly safety compared to lithium.

    Chair: James Frith, Energy Storage Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    Speakers:

    • Flexible Storage Platforms: Shaping the UK’s Energy Future
      Scott McGregor, Chief Executive Officer, redT energy storage
    • Gravitricity: Power Storage as an Infrastructure Asset. Why Cycle Life and Stacking Will Matter for Future Storage Projects
      Charlie Blair, Managing Director, Gravitricity
    • The Missing Link: Storage >100MW, >5 hours
      Mark Howitt, Director, Storelectric
    • Hydrogen: Access to Emerging Markets
      Ian Williamson, General Manager, AREVA H2Gen
    • RHyMES: Renewable Hydrogen Models for Energy Storage
      Murdo McGhie, Director of Special Projects, SSE

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  • THE GREAT ENERGY STORAGE DEBATE
    Auditorium
    14:00-15:30

    In this session politicians from all parties are joined by representatives from industry to answer your questions about the future of energy security in the UK. What are the emerging threats? How does industry need to adapt to cyber security threats. Does it matter if Britain builds batteries? How will batteries contribute to our industrial plan and economic future? How can we ensure blockchain technologies push forward decentralised energy and remain environmentally sustainable? And inevitably, what will be the impact of Brexit?

    Chair: Charles Perry, Independent Consultant and Sustainability Expert
    Panellists:

    • The Rt. Hon. Lord Deben, Chairman, Committee on Climate Change and Chairman, Sancroft
    • James Heappey MP, Member of Parliament for Wells
    • Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister
    • Alan Brown MP, Shadow SNP Spokesperson Transport and Infrastructure & Energy
    • Louis Shaffer, Distributed Energy Segment Leader EMEA, Eaton
    • Dr Nina Skorupska CBE, CEO, REA
    • Robert Llewellyn, Host, Fully Charged

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  • MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
    Auditorium
    16:00-17:30

    An overview of the varied markets available for energy storage, how and where are the best places for developers and investors to place their products and projects in the market to ensure bankability and best returns.

    Chair: Dr Matthew Rowe, UK Energy Storage Manager , DNV GL
    Speakers & Panellists:

    • System Needs and Product Strategy
      Patrick Cassels,‎ Senior Strategy Analyst, National Grid
    • Maximising the Commercial Value of Battery Storage through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)
      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
    • Panellist
      Gemma Huett, Head of Flexibility Markets, BEIS

     

     
     

     

     

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    WHOLE SYSTEMS APPROACH: THE PLACE FOR STORAGE
    Conference Room 1
    16:00-17:30

    As power, heat and transport markets merge, how do we sustainably fuel these systems and balance demand? Policy makers such as the Scottish Government are taking a whole systems approach to decarbonising the system. This session looks at the options for energy storage within a whole systems approach.

    Chair: Stephen McAuley, Managing Director, Crowley Carbon UK
    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
    • Sector Shifting Enabled by Hydrogen
      Bill Ireland, CEO, Logan Energy
    • Modelling Storage and Flexibility within the Whole Energy System
      Dr Alex Buckman, Senior Analyst, Infrastructure and Transport Systems, Energy Systems Catapult


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  • Programme subject to change. Correct as of 19th January 2018.

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