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Day 1 Wednesday 24 October 2018

Technology - organised with the support of the JRC

9:00 - 12.30

EXCLUSIVE: Site-visit to the Drogenbos Battery Park

A limited number of conference participants will have the opportunity to attend an exclusive site-visit.

10:00 - 10:30

1.0 Welcome and Introduction - EASE and JRC activities

Ms Eva Chamizo Llatas, EASE President

Dr Piotr Szymanski, Director for Energy, Transport and Climate, Joint Research Centre

10:30 - 10:45

1.1 Keynote Speech on Storage Policy

Mr Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President in Charge of Energy Union, European Commission

10:45 - 11:05

1.2 Setting The Stage: European Market Monitor on Energy Storage

  • Which countries are currently most dynamic concerning storage development from a quantitative point of view (GWh and GW added) and in terms of deployment of innovative technologies?
  • What are the drivers for energy storage development in the different EU countries?

Mr Andy Bradley, Director , Delta-ee

11:05 - 11:25

1.3 Current and Future Storage Applications

  • Energy storage systems are often deployed for very specific functions such as time shift or frequency control. Which applications will future energy and power systems need?

Mr James Cox, Director, Poyry Management Consulting

11:25 - 11:45

1.4 Levelised cost of storage - novel metrics

  • Are traditional ways to estimate LCOE for energy storage adequate?
  • What recent concepts are proposing for?

Mr Andreas Belderbos, PhD researcher, KU Leuven

11:45 - 12:00

1.5 The technology and industrial roadmap for competitive Li-ion technologies: challenges and ambitions for European Players

  • What is the added value of manufacturing energy storage technologies in Europe
  • From R&D to manufacturing: what are the key issues to develop and industrialise next generation lithium batteries?

Mr Franck Cecchi, Executive Vice President Industrial Standby, Saft

12.00 - 12.20

1.6 Battery demand projections and assumptions in energy modelling scenarios

  • What are the projections on battery demand in global energy scenarios?
  • What are the assumptions on battery costs?

Dr Ioannis Tsiropoulos, Scientific / Technical Project Officer, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

12:20 - 12:30

1.7 EASE Student Award Ceremony

Ankit TAKLE, M.Sc. Sustainable Energy Systems, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

12:30 - 13:30


Session 1:
Track A: Introduction to Energy Storage: Technologies and R&I
  • What are the different energy storage technologies currently available on the market?
  • What are their main technical capabilities and applications?
  • How are R&I projects addressing the different energy storage technologies?
  • What are the technical and regulatory challenges and issues faced by these projects?
  • What are the outcomes of these projects? Can their results be monetised?

Moderator: Dr Eveline Weidner, Scientific Officer, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

13:30 - 14:10

1.8 a) Introduction to Large-Scale Energy Storage Technologies: CAES, LAES, Pumped Hydro, Power-to-X

Prok DI Peter Matt, Senior Executive Advisor and DI Gottfried Goekler, Head, Vorarlberger Illwerke AG

Mr Torsten Buddenberg, Power Energy Solutions Business, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe (MHPSE)

14:10 - 14:50

1.9 a) Introduction to Small-Scale Energy Storage Technologies: Batteries, Flow Batteries, Flywheels

Mr Gauthier Dupont, Director Power Business Batteries, NGK Europe GmbH

Mr Behaghel Jean-Baptiste, Director, Blue Solutions

14:50 - 15:10

1.10 a) Valuing Dedicated Storage in Electricity Grids

Mr Mark O'Malley, Chief Scientist, Energy Systems Integration and Senior Research Fellow, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

15:10 - 15:30

1.11a) Valuing Behind-the-Meter Storage

Mr Oliver Schmidt, Researcher, Imperial College London's Grantham Institute

15:30 - 16:00


16:00 - 16: 20

1.12 a) Electric Thermal Energy Storage

Mr Till Barmeier, Head of Large storage, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

16:20 - 16:40

1.13 a) Presentation of R&I European Project: Horizon 2020 Real Value Project

Ms Eva Jacques, Project Coordinator, Glen Dimplex

16:40 - 17:00

1.12 a) Presentation of R&I European Project: The GRIDSOL Project

Mr Jose Miguel Estebaranz Pelaez, Technology & Innovation Lead Engineer, Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios

17:00 - 17:20

1.15 a) From Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe

Mr José Cotta, Head of Unit Directorate G, DG ENER, European Commission

Session 2:
Track B: Cutting-Edge Developments in Storage Technologies
  • What are the latest developments in energy storage technologies?
  • Which break-through technologies have the potential to replace existing state-of-the-art?
  • What emerging energy storage concepts are ready to break into the market?
  • What advances are being made in hybrid energy storage systems (combining two or more storage technologies)?

Moderator: Mr Duncan Gibb, Project Manager & Analyst, REN21

13:30 - 14:10

1.8 b) Advances in Large-Scale Energy Storage Technologies: CAES, LAES, Pumped Hydro

Mr Fernando Peran, Head of Hydro Electromechanical Technical Services, Iberdrola

Dr Joris Koornneef, R&D Lead Large Scale Energy Storage, ECN part of TNO

14:10 - 14:50

1.9 b) Next-Generation Battery Technologies: Flow Batteries, High-Temperature Batteries, Li-ion batteries

Dr Geoffrey May, Director, FOCUS Consulting

Ing Wiebrand Kout, CTO, Elestor BV

14:50 - 15:10

1.10 b) Behind-the-Meter Storage:Batteries and Thermal Storage

Dr Raphaël Meyer, CEO, Lancey Energy Storage

15:10 - 15:30

1.11 b) Ultracapacitors: Stabilising the Electricity System

Mr Jan-Hendrik Ernst, Key Account Manager, Maxwell Technologies

15:30 - 16:00


16:00 - 16:20

1.12 b) Sector Integration: Power-to-X

Mr Simon Perraud, Deputy Director, CEA Liten

16:20 - 16:40

1.13 b) Hybrid Energy Storage Systems

Mr Fernando Morales Rojo, Lead Analyst, Highview Power

16:40 - 17:00

1.14 b) Battery recycling: challenges and opportunities

Dr Jan Tytgat, Director Government Affairs, Umicore

17:00 - 17:20

1.15 b) Safety of stationary storage using Li-ion batteries

17:20 - 17:40

Lessons Learned/Observations from Day 1

Dr Efstathios Peteves, Head of Knowledge for Energy Union in the Energy, Transport and Climate Directorate, Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission

20:00 - 22-00


Ms Eva Chamizo Llatas, EASE President

Day 2 Thursday 25 October 2018

Energy Storage Policy and Regulation

09:30 - 09:45

2.1 Welcome and Opening Statement

Mr Patrick Clerens, Secretary General, EASE

09:45 - 10:30

2.2 Energy Storage Policy: The International Perspective

Moderator: Mr Patrick Clerens, Secretary General, European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE)

  • How are energy storage markets developing in China, Australia, the United States and India?
  • How have the regulatory frameworks and policies shaped storage development?

Presentations followed by Q&A

Dr Rahul Walawalkar, Executive Director, India Energy Storage Alliance

Ms Shuo Lin, Global Market Researcher, CNESA (CHINA ENERGY STORAGE ALLIANCE)

Mr Jason Burwen, Vice President of Policy, Energy Storage Association

10:30 - 10:50

2.3 Keynote Speech on Storage Policy

Mr Dominique Ristori, Director General, DG ENER, European Commission

10:50 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:00

2.4 Energy Storage Policy: The EU Member States Perspective

Moderator: Mr Leonardo Meeus, Professor Vlerick Business School & Florence School of Regulation

  • How are EU member states promoting energy storage at national and local level?
  • How do member states see the link between energy storage legislative framework and energy storage business growth?

Presentations followed by Q&A

Mr Peter Duffy, President, Irish Energy Storage Association

Ms Chiara Redaelli, Senior Economist, Ofgem

Mr Jorge Andrey, HOLTROP SLP Transaction & Business Law

12:00 - 12:45

2.5 European Energy Market Design for Storage

Moderator: Mr Leonardo Meeus, Professor Vlerick Business School & Florence School of Regulation

  • Are the market design proposals in the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package a game changer for storage? What further steps must be taken to support energy storage deployment?
  • How could the issue of grid tariffs and fees be addressed?
  • Which success stories/lessons individual countries could be applied at EU level?

Panel Discussion

Mr Augustijn Van Haasteren, Policy Officer, DG Energy, European Commission

Mr Charles Esser, High-Level Administrator, Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER)

12:45 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

2.6 Storage : a Pre-requisite for Decarbonisation of the Economy

Dr Etienne Briere, Executive Vice President R&D Program on Renewable Energy, Storage and Environment, EDF

14:00 - 15:15

2.7 Energy Storage in Transmission and Distribution Grids

Moderator: Mr Matteo Neri, International Business Development – Energy Solutions, Terna SpA

  • What would be the value of TSOs and DSOs operating energy storage technologies for infrastructure services?
  • How can we maximise the value of energy storage technologies owned and operated by regulated entities? Could regulated and market services co-exist?
  • How could the EU regulatory framework adapt to such applications?

  • How can regulators support market-based procurement of energy and ancillary services that allows energy storage to compete on a level playing field?
  • What about long-term contracts for balancing and ancillary services?
  • What about ownership of energy storage which are “fully integrated network components” by regulated entities?


Dr Pablo Eguia., Assistant Professor, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU

Mr Pablo Gonzalez, Manager, Frontier Economics

Mr Luca Lo Schiavo, Deputy Director of Infrastructure Regulation, ARERA (Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment)

Panel discussion
Mr Robert O'Rourke, Manager, Electricity Networks, Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU)

Mr Mauricio Remacha, Head of Regulatory Affairs Department, Red Eléctrica de España

Mr Rodolfo Martinez Campillo, Head of Infrastructure Regulation, Iberdrola

15:15 - 15:45


15:45 - 17:00

2.8 Energy Storage and Mobility

Moderator: Mr Enrique Meroño Sierra, Head of Quality and New Initiatives, Iberdrola

  • What is the impact of EVs on local distribution grid and on long-term planning?
  • Could BEVs and FCEVs provide the grid with system services? If so, how could these services be monetised?
  • What is the role of policymakers to facilitate this shift to BEVs and FCEVs and support prosumers?
  • Road, maritime, aviation transport: which one of BEVs or FCEVs will take the lead on these different segments?
  • What about BEVs and FCEVs environmental impact and capacity to integrate RES?


Mr Andrea Lolli, E-Mobility Business Development Manager, Global Enel X

Mr Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe

Mr Gailliez Amaury, Battery Business & Operations Director

Panel discussion

Mr Xavier Moreau, Strategy & Policy Advisor, Nuvve

17:00 - 17:30

Lessons learned/Observations from Day 2

19:30 - 21:30


Prof Dr Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Director responsible for the Internal Energy Market, DG Energy, European Commission

Day 3 Friday 26 October 2018

Market Drivers

09:00 - 09:05

3.1 Welcome and Opening Statement

09:05 - 10:30

3.2 The Economics of Energy Storage Projects

  • What are the multiple revenue streams available to energy storage projects?
  • What are the different costs impacting the business success of energy storage projects?
  • Financing Energy Storage: What is the rationale behind private investors’ decision to invest in energy storage? How do they mitigate the investment risk?

Mr Allan Baker, Global Head of Power, Societe Generale,

Dr David Jorge Antonio Post, Head of Business Development for the Global Thermal Generation, Enel Global Thermal Generation S.r.l.

Dr Koen Broess, Business Leader - Storage, DNV GL

Mr Chris Cook, Senior Research Fellow, University College London

10:30 - 11:00


11:00 - 13:00

3.3 Presentation of Replicable Energy Storage Business Cases

  • How do energy storage developers maximise the revenue of energy storage projects? What about revenue stacking?
  • What are the regulatory barriers faced by energy storage developers?
  • Early move, portfolio diversification and partnership: key success factors for energy storage developers?

Dr Marek Kubik, Market Director, Fluence

Mr Michael Liedtke, Senior V.P Business Development

Dr Katrin Schweren, Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs, tiko Energy Solutions

Mr Charlie Blair, Managing Director, Gravitricity Limited

Mr Lars Stephan, Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs, Aggreko

Dr Hans Wolf von Koeller, Head of Energy Policy, STEAG GmbH

Mr Marcus Newborough, Development Director, ITM Power

Dr Davide Beretta, Researcher/PM, EIFER

13:00 - 13:15

Closing Keynote

13:15 - 13:30

Closing remarks

13:30 - 14:30