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CONFERENCE

AGENDA

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
  Time Session Questions to be addressed
Opening 8:30-9:30 REGISTRATION  
  9:30-9:40 Opening remarks: The need for viable grid-scale energy storage now  
Technology &
Applications
9:40-11:05 Overview of market-ready solutions: Technology vis-a-vis application and update on success stories Presentations by technology companies How has the technology evolved? Can energy storage be considered a competitive alternative to the addition of conventional power generation?
  11:05-11:50 Panel discussion and Q&A  
  11:50-12:10 BREAK  
Energy Storage, Renewables & Smart Grid 12:10-12:40 Grid connections and storage How can storage address issues related to grid connections for renewable developers?
What are the technical challenges associated
with connecting storage to the grid?
  12:40-13:00 Energy storage and smart grids Why is storage critical to the transition towards smart grids?
Lunch 13:00-14:00 LUNCH  
Utility Perspective & Case Studies 14:00-15:00 Utility perspective: Future energy storage requirements and the challenges being faced Can energy storage really be a competitive alternative to building power plants and, therefore, be intrinsic in improving efficiency and reducing utility CO2?
  15:00-15:30 Lessons learnt, case studies and
future opportunities
What has been the experience so far and what are the lessons learnt?
  15:30-15:45 BREAK  
Regulation & Policy 15:45-16:15 Overview of the current regulations and policy
Update on the thinking regarding
electricity storage
Should storage be considered as more than
network support or additional generation? What does the future hold for the policy towards energy storage?
  16:15-16:45 View from the Energy Storage Association
Update on the Energy Storage Challenge
What are the challenges in grid-scale energy storage?
What is the outlook for the industry? What incentives can be devised to promote the use of energy storage?
Panel Discussion 16:45-17:25 Panel discussion and Q&A  
  17:25-17:30 Close of session  
  17:30 END  
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
  Time Session Questions to be addressed
Business Models & Financing Solutions 9:00-9:05 Recap of Day 1  
  9:05-9:20 Overview of the market, demand drivers, players, trends, etc. What is driving the need for energy storage, and why now?
  9:20-9:50 Business models for energy storage How to make energy storage projects viable?
  9:50-10:05 Green funds for energy storage What "green" funds are available for energy storage?
  10:05-10:50 Utility perspective: Self-financing,
investment planning/deferral
What are the financial benefits of investing in energy storage compared to network upgrades, and how can these projects be funded through capex and opex?
  10:50-11:20 Panel discussion and Q&A  
  11:20-11:40 BREAK  
Financial Models & Risks 11:40-11:55 Lenders' view on financial risk What are the real risks in funding energy storage projects in a dynamic marketplace?
  11:55-12:10 Financial models for energy storage What should be the true financial model for energy storage?
Is it a generation or a transmission tool?
  12:10-12:50 Panel discussion and Q&A  
  12:50-13:00 Conclusions and wrap-up  
Lunch & End 13:00-14:00 LUNCH & NETWORKING