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Energy Storage Summit


28 Feb - 01 Mar 2017

Victoria Park Plaza - London, UK

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Announcing Energy Storage Summit 2017

Britain continues to be confronted with an “energy trilemma” – the need to ensure security of supply, keeping costs low for consumers and to decarbonise. Intelligently used, energy storage could be one of the very few technologies to meet all three aims. It could act as a cost-avoiding measure for the network and contribute to decarbonisation in a multitude of ways, including helping to balance the grid and enable more renewables to be deployed.

With a lot of “me too” storage events taking place in 2017, it can be difficult to choose the right one. However, there’s only one Energy Storage Summit. Over 300 people attended our inaugural Summit held in early 2016 and 95% said they would attend again.

Energy Storage Summit returns to London in February, and with interest building around the potential of the UK storage sector, the event expands across two days in 2017 to reflect the upward trajectory of this exciting market.

This year the content will focus on:
  • Policy and regulations: future of network charging and embedded benefits, length of contracts and alignment of tender process
  • System operator: what are the system operator’s needs and strategies; and what impact they will have on the revenue stream for storage?
  • Strategy: how are companies across the value chain approaching the market?
  • PPAs: who is providing them, at what price and how do they make your project more bankable?
  • Finance: debt, equity, asset finance and corporate capital: who are the players and what are they willing to lend/invest against?
  • Case Studies: hear from the most successful commercial projects, both in the UK and Europe
  • Revenue Streams: future of revenue streams, volume, application processes and synergies
  • Technology, innovation and integrated systems: pros and cons for different technologies; the link between EVs, charging infrastructure and energy storage
By participating in the Summit, attendees will meet the entire energy storage value chain:
  • DNO, Regulators, National Grid
  • PPA Providers: Utilities, ESCOS, Traders, aggregators
  • Finance community: Banks, boutique mezzanine providers, renewable asset owners, private equity
  • End users: Housing Associations, Local Authorities, Installers, Large energy users
  • Developers from all backgrounds entering the market and targeting a wide range of segments
  • Energy storage companies and their supply chain

2017 Advisory Board

What are attendees saying?

“It’s really good to meet people involved in these projects - and hear them speak - behind all the news and reports on energy storage and clean energy. It’s insightful, and heartening to know, that there is some enlightened and clever thinking going into progressing the UK (and global) energy system towards a non-polluting energy independence. The information presented and sense created from the Energy Storage Summit should help define and affirm market signals. This in turn helps the investor community make decisions which should develop the energy storage market."

Tom Darwen, Director, Haven Power

“This was a wonderful event, mainly because of the quality of speakers and participants. The information was really relevant and covered the full range of the storage market - from finance to projects to technology to customer and Utilities needs and experiences.”

Louis Shaffer, Distributed Energy Management Segment Manager EMEA, Eaton

"This was the first truly all-encompassing, detailed, energy storage event in the UK and evidenced by the interest we had at BELECTRIC for our grid scale energy storage systems from both investors, developers and commercial and industrial clients alike. Well done Corinna and team at Solar Media - we look forward to the next event!”

Paul Camp, Business Development and Finance, BELECTRIC

“Energy storage and demand side management is a key emerging market that will shape how we use energy as consumers and how we manage energy as suppliers. The Energy Storage Summit is THE event to hear from, and meet, the key stakeholders from the supply chain, generators and Government representatives.”

Simon Baker, Chief Business Development Officer, Fichtner Consulting Engineers

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Sponsors & Partners

Lead Inverter Manufacturer & Coffee Break Sponsor

SolarEdge

SolarEdge

SolarEdge invented an intelligent inverter solution that changed the way power is harvested and managed in a PV system. The SolarEdge DC optimized inverter system maximizes power generation at the individual module-level while lowering the cost of energy produced by the solar system. Addressing a broad range of solar market segments, from residential solar installations to commercial and small utility-scale solar installations, the SolarEdge system consists of power optimizerssolar PV inverters, and a cloud-based monitoring platform. The SolarEdge system enables superior power harvesting and module management by connecting power optimizers to each PV module. System costs remain competitive by keeping the DC to AC inversion and grid interaction centralized at a simplified PV inverter. Module manufacturers, installers, and system owners enjoy strategic benefits of SolarEdge technology - maximum power production through module-level MPPT, optimal roof utilization through constraint-free design, and enhanced maintenance and accurate troubleshooting through module-level monitoring. Another benefit is the guaranteed automatic DC shutdown, for installer, maintenance personnel, and firefighter safety, through the SafeDC™ mechanism. Supporting increased site self-consumption, SolarEdge’s Smart Energy Management portfolio includes consumption monitoring, an export limitation option that dynamically adjusts PV power production, a storage solution, and home load control. These products allow system owners to use more energy for self-consumption to reduce the price of electricity. Since beginning commercial shipments in 2010, SolarEdge has shipped more than 3.8 Gigawatt (‘‘GW’’) of its DC optimized inverter systems and its products have been installed in solar PV systems in more than 90 countries SolarEdge’s mission is to become the leading provider of inverter solutions across all PV market segments and broaden the availability of clean, renewable solar energy.

SolarEdge

Gold Sponsors

Eaton

Eaton

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. Eaton’s Electrical Sector is a global leader in electrical products, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control, power transmission, lighting and wiring products.  Eaton Electricals’ principal markets are industrial, institutional, governmental, utility, commercial, residential, and information technology. With Eaton's energy storage systems, homes and businesses gain access to a safe, reliable and efficient power management that harnesses the full potential of renewable sources. Working with Nissan and AES, we provide energy storage systems for homes, businesses, manufacturing plants. Scaling up to the top of the energy tree, we also offer energy storage to suppliers at the grid level seeking greater stability.

Eaton
Smart Power Systems

Smart Power Systems

The Smart Power Systems portfolio of services is based on Electricity Network Innovation and focused on the following three areas: • Provision of power system analysis, design and commissioning services of AC and DC electricity networks • Development and supply of energy storage systems • Development and supply of control systems for Microgrid and Smartgrid systems We have worked for global, high profile clients in the renewable energy, oil and gas and electricity grid sectors. Our projects cover a diverse range of technology and power capacity, including large scale power systems design with up to 500 MW of generation capacity, and at the opposite end of the scale, residential Photo-Voltaic (PV) systems. We have a passion for the development and use of innovative electrical technology to improve the environment we live in, whilst working in the constraints of a client’s business case.

Smart Power Systems

Silver Sponsors

AES

AES

AES Energy Storage, part of the Fortune 200 global power company The AES Corporation, is the maker of the leading battery energy storage platform, Advancion®. Representing nearly a decade of commercial energy storage development and operations, Advancion delivers the most proven, safe and reliable, and best performing battery-based energy storage solution in the industry. Advancion leverages more than 30 years of experience serving utility customers. Advancion is built for the long-term owner-operator, leveraging the knowledge and deep experience gained from managing power assets globally, and practical use of battery based storage for grid services. Started in 2006 with a vision for a better way to serve the needs of the electric grid, Advancion was developed at a time when no complete storage solutions were available. AES Energy Storage worked with leading component suppliers to create a storage solution to meet its vision. Now, ten years later, we offer the 4th generation of this proven platform, showcased in Europe in our Dutch and Northern Irish 10MW interconnected arrays. We have combined everything we have learned about designing, developing, and operating energy storage into one complete platform: AES Advancion.

AES
Nidec ASI

Nidec ASI

Nidec ASI was established in December 2012 as a result of Nidec Corporation’s acquisition of Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali S.p.A. The company can trace its origins back over 100 years to the founding of Ansaldo’s “stabilimento elettromeccanico” (electro-mechanical workshop) in 1899. From its inception, Nidec ASI has specialized in providing innovative power control and system solutions for hundreds of customers worldwide. Over the past century, Nidec ASI has established itself as one of the pioneers of Italian manufacturing, engineering and industry. From the inception, we have specialized in providing innovative power control and system solutions that have satisfied hundreds of customers worldwide thanks to a broad range of projects that spans from today’s tailored electric drive systems for maximum efficiency in Oil &Gas, Metals, Marine and General industries to the development of advanced solutions for tomorrow's energy systems. Nidec ASI’s solutions guarantee stable power supply from renewable energy sources including solar, wind, hydro, biomass, and battery energy storage systems (BESS). With more than 400MWh of installed power capacity worldwide, including large-scale, distributed energy storage and micro-grid technology, Nidec ASI is able to offer competitive, high-performance solutions for large commercial and utility scale plants as an EPC provider.

Nidec ASI

Content Partner

National Grid

National Grid

We are an international electricity and gas company based in the UK and northeastern US. We play a vital role in connecting millions of people safely, reliably and efficiently to the energy they use. We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society – delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future. We work with all our stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions. And we are proud that our work, and our people, underpin the prosperity and wellbeing of our customers, communities and investors. We own the electricity transmission system in England and Wales. We own and operate four of the eight regional gas distribution networks in Great Britain.

National Grid

Supporting Sponsors

ABB

ABB

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ABB
AMT-SYBEX

AMT-SYBEX

AMT-SYBEX
British Gas

British Gas

Centrica is an energy and services company. Everything we do is focussed on satisfying the changing needs of our customers. Under our British Gas brand, we supply more than 750,000 UK business sites with gas and electricity, ranging from the smallest SME businesses right up to large corporates. Working with our Distributed Energy team, we want to help you take control and turn your energy into an opportunity. You will benefit from: * Increased profitability: through energy efficiency and access to new sources of income * More secure energy supply: with improved site resilience and reduced dependency on the grid * Improved carbon footprint: through lower energy use and lower carbon generation To find out more about how we’re investing and how we can help you take control of your energy, visit: www.centrica.com/takecontrol

British Gas
GCL

GCL

Suzhou GCL System Integration Energy Storage Techology Co. Ltd is part of GCLSI (002506 Shenzhen Stock) which is a company specializing in energy storage system research and production. Our first home energy storage system, GCL E-KwBe was released in SNEC, Intersolar and Australia contributing to sales of over 2,000 units worldwide. Our commercial energy storage system will be released in the middle of 2017. For more information on how to purchase GCL E-Kwbe or become a distributor, please click the link.

GCL
Levisys

Levisys

Levisys: your partner in the transition to a renewable future Levisys is a French manufacturer of highly efficient flywheels. Levisys uses passive magnetic sustentation to levitate a carbon fiber rotor, developed in collaboration with Airbus Industrie. Levisys flywheels offer exceptional efficiency and reliability, at a competitive cost:

  • High efficiency 97%
  • Lifetime > 500,000 cycles without degradation
  • No auxiliary cooling system
  • Low carbon footprint
  • Wide operating temperature range
  • TCO: 0.03 € / kWh / cycle
The company also offers Hybrid storage systems, flywheels and batteries, for stationary energy storage applications. This was made possible by a cooperation agreement signed in October 2016 between Levisys and BYD. Levisys is involved in a large scale smart grid demonstrator in Toulouse (SW of France) by supplying 10 high performances flywheels and has inaugurated its new industrial production unit in TROYES (Champagne – France) with a 100 flywheels per year capacity.

Siemens

Siemens

Siemens has long held a reputation of being at the forefront of sustainable energy development. We use years of accumulated knowledge to work with energy technology providers, helping organisations find the right energy solutions and accompanying finance packages. As an expert in energy efficiency and renewable energy funding, we can help customers acquire the infrastructure and equipment needed to achieve their energy goals in an affordable way. With a global network of energy finance professionals, we provide capital and expertise that is backed by more than 160 years of Siemens’ industry innovation, financial strength and diligent risk management.

Siemens
SSE

SSE

SSE

Partners

European Association for Storage of Energy

European Association for Storage of Energy

The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) is the voice of the energy storage community, actively promoting the use of energy storage in Europe and worldwide. It supports the deployment of energy storage as an indispensable instrument with in the framework of the European energy and climate policy to deliver services to, and improve the flexibility of, the European energy system. EASE seeks to build a European platform for sharing and disseminating energy storage-related information and supports the transition towards a sustainable, flexible and stable energy system in Europe.

European Association for Storage of Energy
Energy Storage News

Energy Storage News

International news, analysis and opinion on energy storage innovation and technologies.

Energy Storage News
PV-Tech

PV-Tech

International news on market and technical innovations on solar PV and related technologies.

PV-Tech
Clean Energy News

Clean Energy News

Clean Energy News is the definitive low carbon resource for energy procurement, energy management and sustainability professionals in the UK. News covers energy storage, energy efficiency, renewable heat, transport and solar energy.

Clean Energy News
Solar Power Europe

Solar Power Europe

SolarPower Europe, the new EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry Association), is a member-led association representing organisations active along the whole value chain. Our aim is to shape the regulatory environment and enhance business opportunities for solar power in Europe.

Solar Power Europe
Solar Trade Association

Solar Trade Association

The Solar Trade Association is the UK's most influential trade body with a proven track record of winning breakthroughs for the UK’s solar industry. We draw on expertise from right across the solar industry to undertake in-house policy development and provide advice and analysis to Government departments, politicians, agencies, regulators, NGOs, the media and other stakeholders. A not-for-profit organisation funded by our membership and through running high quality events, we work on behalf of our members to secure the future of solar in the UK.

Solar Trade Association
IBESA

IBESA

The International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) is the first international network of excellence in the field of battery and energy storage that enables an international and practice-oriented transfer of knowledge. IBESA offers a worldwide network, contacts along the value chain of different business sectors, exclusive high-quality market research know-how as well as complete marketing and public relation packages. The influential network of IBESA is based on many like-minded individual partners that share the same values and overall objectives. Our joint interest is to encourage the international storage market based on facts and figures.

IBESA
BPVA

BPVA

The British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) is the National Trade Association of the UK solar photovoltaic industry. The BPVA is a strong political and commercial organisation. As an influential and trusted voice of the industry, we have made a significant contribution to the emergence of the UK’s solar PV industry in recent years, which is now one of the largest solar markets in the world by installed capacity.  Our mission is: “To ensure that solar photovoltaic energy is established as the leading renewable energy source in the UK and to promote UK solar internationally”.  We promote solar PV and assist our members in the development of their businesses at home and abroad. We recognise the importance of energy storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging technologies for solar PV. Through a number of innovative programmes, we are actively engaged in developing sustainable business models connecting solar PV, energy storage and EV charging technologies.  The BPVA is working hard to make solar PV a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.

BPVA
Energy Storage Journal

Energy Storage Journal

Energy Storage Journal is a business-to-business publication dedicated to covering and analyzing the global news, trends and developments in the energy storage and smart grid markets. ESJ is the only English language magazine that focuses on energy storage — the key enabler completing the link between renewable power generation and the smart grids of the future. Energy Storage Journal has a distribution of some 70,000 per quarter and a presence in all the major networking and conference events. The magazine is regarded as essential reading for an entire marketplace — from participants to those driving this social and technology revolution forward.

Energy Storage Journal

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