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-- The programme will be updated in December 2020 --

Session 1:
10:00 - 10:20

1.1 Welcome and Introduction

10:20 - 10:50

1.2 Keynote Speech

A leading EU policymaker will present the vision of the EU with regards to the energy storage sector and how storage fits into the European Green Deal, decarbonisation strategy, and evolving energy market design.

10:50 - 12:15

1.3 Setting the Scene: Energy Storage Market and Technology Trends

This session will provide a snapshot of the most important energy storage market and technology trends, highlighting the role of storage to decarbonise the electricity system. Speakers will also share their views on what can be expected over the coming years and the biggest open questions currently facing the storage sector.

12:15 - 12:30

1.4 EASE Student Award Ceremony

The fourth EASE Student Award winner will be recognised by EASE Secretary General and will present the most interesting insights from his thesis.

12:30 - 13:30


Session 2:
Track A: Introduction to Energy Storage Technologies & Applications
This track will serve as an introduction into the different energy storage technologies and their applications across the energy system. Speakers will cover behind-the-meter, commercial & industrial, and grid-scale storage technologies, explaining what drives the choice of technology and the challenges for the different storage applications, both in terms of technical development and regulation.
13:30 - 15:15

1.5. a Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage

Speakers will give an overview of the different energy storage technologies installed in residential homes as well as commercial & industrial facilities (batteries, thermal storage, power-to-x for industrial consumers and/or other technologies). They will explain the maturity and deployment status of different technologies, and discuss their applications and services.

Speakers will also address barriers to the deployment of these technologies such as: network use costs for behind-the-meter, integration of storage with other smart energy technologies & solutions (smart homes, EV charging, IT platforms), aggregation, internet of things and demand response (peer-to-peer, prosumers).
15:15 - 15:45


15:45 - 17:30

1.6. a Grid-Scale Energy Storage

Experts will provide an overview of the different front-of-meter energy storage technologies deployed around Europe, covering mature and emerging technologies. They will share insights on the applications, current and emerging business cases, and the research and development needs for further cost reduction.

Session 3:
Track B: Advances in Energy Storage Technologies and Applications
Experts from research and industry will provide in-depth insights into the technical advances across different energy storage technologies. Speakers will touch on the aspects affecting the performance and efficiency of various technologies, research and innovation efforts underway, current and future applications, and technical barriers to deployment. They will also address some of the most pressing issues affecting development and deployment of various technologies, for instance recycling and sustainability concerns, manufacturing, monetisation of different services, etc.
13:30 - 15:15

1.5. b Electrochemical and Electrical Energy Storage

Speakers will provide in-depth insights into the technical advances across electrochemical and electrical energy storage technologies such as: sodium-sulphur batteries, flow batteries, supercapacitors, sustainability and recyclability of energy storage technologies.

13:30 - 15:15

1.5. c Mechanical Energy Storage

Speakers will provide in-depth insights into the technical advances across mechanical energy storage technologies such as: compressed air, liquid air, pumped hydro, and flywheels.

15:15 - 15:45


15:45 - 17:30

1.6. b Power-to-X and Hybrid Storage Systems

Speakers will touch on the aspects affecting the performance and efficiency of various technologies such as power-to-gas, power-to-heat and, hybrid storage systems, current and future applications, and technical barriers to deployment.

15:45 - 17:30

1.6. c Emerging Technologies and Demonstration Projects

Speakers will present challenges and benefits of projects working on hybrid storage systems (combination of 2 or more storage technologies). They will also present the role played by digitalisation and new technologies for integration of storage.

19:30 - 23-00


Session 4:
09:30 - 09:50

2.1 Opening Keynote

Energy storage policy and regulation in the EU, key trends and challenges for the sector.

09:50 - 11:15

2.2 Tackling the Decarbonisation Challenge: The Role of Energy Storage in the EU Climate Goals and European Green Deal

This panel will bring together leading EU policymakers to discuss the EU’s decarbonisation strategy, European Green Deal, and the role for storage. They will also debate the state of play regarding Clean Energy Package implementation and reflect on the National Energy and Climate Plans.

11:15 - 11:45


11:45 - 13:00

2.3 Energy Storage Policy and Regulation Around the World

Speakers from around the world will present the market and policy developments shaping energy storage in their country or region. They will share best practices to support storage and the barriers to deployment that are still affecting the sector.

13:00 - 14:00


Session 5:
Decentralised Storage Systems
14:00 - 15:30
2.4.a Decentralised Storage Systems
This session will delve into the regulatory challenges for distributed storage and aggregation. 
  • What are the latest policy developments affecting this segment across the EU? 
  • What has been the impact of the Clean Energy Package?
15:30 - 16:00


16:00 - 17:30

2.5.a Decentralised Storage Systems

This session will look into which Member States are implementing innovative solutions to enable citizens’ energy communities, new business models for consumers investing in generation and storage, citizen engagement, aggregation, and EV integration.

Session 6:
Centralised Storage Systems
14:00 - 15:30

2.4.b Centralised Storage Systems

Speakers will explain how changing regulatory frameworks and political priorities are driving innovation among TSOs and DSOs, leading to new flexibility markets and grid services.

16:00 - 17:30
2.5.b Centralised Storage Systems
This session will cover the linkages between storage and renewables, addressing the different aspects affecting the colocation of storage and renewables.
Session 7:
Smart Sector Integration, R&I and Investments
14:00 - 15:30
2.4.c Smart Sector Integration: The Role of Energy Storage
This session will investigate how is the policy framework for sector integration across the electricity, gas, heating/cooling, and mobility sectors evolving across Europe, how can the policy hurdles be overcome to ensure more efficient cross-sector planning and modelling and how to deal with guarantees of origin, taxes and fees, and aligning legislation across different sectors?
16:00 – 17.30
2.5.c Energy Storage R&I/Investment Policy?
This session will delve into EU and national policy measures seeking to drive energy storage research & development, innovation, and investment across the EU. Speakers will cover various funding programmes and initiatives including Horizon Europe, ETS Innovation Fund, Just Transition Mechanism, European Battery Alliance and support for EU-based manufacturing, national funding mechanisms, and other initiatives.
They will evaluate the extent to which these initiatives have been successful and debate about what is needed to drive further advances across the sector.

17.30 – 18.30
Closing activity of day two. The aim is to hear about inspiring storied about energy storage applications from innovators and early adopters.
19:30 - 23:00


Session 8:
9:00 – 9:30

3.1 Opening Keynote

9:30 - 10:45

3.2 Energy Storage Markets, Business Cases, and Investments

Featuring speakers from the energy storage industry, investors, and market analysts, this session will look at the changing energy storage markets, the drivers for successful business cases, and the investment needs and opportunities across the sector. Speakers will debate what makes for a successful business case, whether new investment and funding mechanisms are needed to drive storage deployments, and how to future-proof storage business cases in a rapidly changing regulatory and market environment. Developers and early adopters will debate challenges and opportunities related to the deployment of energy storage technologies.

10:45 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:30

3.3 How Regulation Opens up New Storage Markets

The focus of this session will be the new storage markets emerging around Europe as the Clean Energy Package is being implemented.

  • Which countries are most promising for storage?

  • Where are regulators and policymakers making the biggest strides in terms of opening up the regulatory framework for storage?

  • Which Member States are still lagging behind?

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:45

3.4 a Emerging Business Cases and Applications for Storage: How Bankable are They? 

Experts from the energy storage sector will present novel storage applications and business cases, evaluating their bankability and the challenges they face.

13:30 – 14:45
3.4 b How is the Investment Landscape Changing?
This session will cover some of the developments in energy storage investment, both from public funding bodies (e.g. EIB, World Bank) and private funders. It will cover new investment structures such as green power purchase agreements (PPAs), featuring examples from early adopters.
14:45 – 15:15
15:15 - 16.30
3.5 Maximising Revenues and Return on Investments
Speakers will analyse storage markets and revenue streams across the EU. Using specific storage projects as an example, they will highlight the keys to success for a strong business case and evaluate the best ways to future-proof investments.

Speakers will also look into the role of consumers after the implementation of the Clean Energy Package and business cases linked to behind-the-meter energy storage, system services, renewables integration, and sector integration.

3.6 Closing Remarks

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