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CONFERENCE

AGENDA (Tentative)

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
July 1, 2013
Session Time Topics
  8:30-9:00 Tea/Coffee
Introduction 9:00-9:05 Introduction to the conference
Regulatory and Policy Developments 9:05-10:30
  • • Update on developments so far in the European Commission's strategy on energy storage in meeting European energy objectives
  • • Review of new regulations to support energy storage in Europe (case studies)
  • • Innovative regulatory frameworks to aid funding and deployment of storage
  • • Learnings from regulatory "mistakes"
10:30-10:45 Q&A and discussion with the panel
Break 10:45-11:00 Tea/Coffee break
TSO Perspectives 11:00-12:15
  • • Storage as a transmission asset – resolving ownership and tariff issues for developing energy storage projects
  • • Revisiting the debate on/or defending energy storage versus more transmission lines
  • • Cost-benefit trade-offs of storage for maintaining grid efficiency, reliability, and security of supply – the three main business objectives of TSOs
  • • Exploiting storage's multiple applications and value streams to enhance the viability of, and attract funding for, energy storage projects
  12:15-12:30 Q&A and discussion with the panel
Break 12:30-13:30 Lunch
Impact on Network Requirements 13:30-14:15
  • • Impact of energy storage on transmission planning and future grid operations
  • • Optimal network designs for energy storage facilities
14:15-14:30 Q&A and discussion with the panel
Renewable Energy Developer Perspectives 14:30-15:30
  • • Developments in energy storage solutions for grids with high penetration of renewable energy
  • • Technical and cost benefits of integrated renewable energy generation and energy storage projects
  • • Experience of European TSOs in building storage systems for renewable energy
15:30-15:45 Q&A and discussion with the panel
Break 15:45-16:00 Tea/Coffee break
Financing Energy Storage 16:00-17:00
  • • Impact of new energy market structures and frameworks on funding energy storage
  • • Emerging sources of financing energy storage and lenders' perspectives
  • • Experience so far in funding energy storage projects
17:00-17:15 Open floor and wrap-up
  17:15 Close of Day 1
July 2, 2013
Session Time Topics
  08:30-9:00 Tea/Coffee
Recap of Day 1 9:00-9:10 Recap of Day 1 and Introduction to Day 2
Technology Developments 9:10-11:00
  • • Case studies of new technologies
  • • What's out and what's in
  • • Technologies ready for commercial applications
  • • Innovative solutions to make renewable energy and storage effective and viable
  • • Next generation of energy storage technologies under development
11:00-11:15 Q&A and discussion with the panel
Break 11:15-11:30 Tea/Coffee break
Experiences and Learnings (Project Showcase) 11:30-12:45
  • •Viability of storage- analysing returns on investment from an energy storage project
  • • Opportunities and possibilities of partnerships between vendors and developers to build storage projects
  • • Experience so far in the US, Europe and elsewhere
  • • Case studies of projects that are making progress
  • • Challenges and learnings for European TSOs
  12:45-13:00 Open floor and wrap-up
  13:00–14:00 Lunch
  14:00 Close of Conference