Agenda

2017 agenda coming soon. Here's what happened last time around...

Previous PV Asset Management and O&M agenda:

Panel: The O&M Roadmap

  • Join the debate with our panel of experts: write your roadmap for the future of O&M and asset management
  • How is the relationship between asset management and operations & maintenance changing?
  • What does the future of O&M look like, and who will it involve?

Glennmont Partners | Technical Manager | Geoff Hoffheinz
First Solar | Senior Director O&M EMEA | Stefan Degener
Alceda | Portfolio Manager | Christian Ahrens
Suncycle | Head of Product Management | Stefan Fritschek

What does it take to be a successful O&M service provider?

  • Discover insight into the success of one of the leading O&M service providers in Europe
  • Every operator has a different understanding of what constitutes O&M: Discover how to adapt your organisation’s services according the needs and desires of the client
  • Get an insight into how best to work with investors as an O&M provider to ensure their satisfaction

Lightsource | Operations Director | Mark Turner

Mitigating Key O&M Challenges in Europe

  • Discover the key challenges being faced by asset management and operations and maintenance providers in Europe, in order to understand how your services can be of value
  • Get an insight into the difficulties and successes of WiseEnergy in its operations in Euope
  • Discover how a leading asset manager has used intelligent operations and maintenance to optimise their plants, technically and financially

WiseEnergy | Managing Director UK | Abid Kazim

How to Measure the Financial Impact of O&M Strategic Choices

  • Get an insight into the processes behind making effective financial decisions regatding CAPEX and OPEX costs, and plant reserves
  • Discover how to translate KWhours into money, in order to better understand the financial impact of your decisions
  • Understand balancing optimisation with risk, in order to ensure investor satisfaction

3Megawatt | CEO | Edmee Kelsey

ENERGY STORAGE for utility-scale PV plants: The applications

  • Discover the potential of energy storage for utility scale PV plants, from a developer implementing the technology into different applications: night-time storage, peak shaving, and energy trading
  • Learn from first-hand experience, with a first look at the results of Enerparc’s investment into energy storage units, in order to understand the benefits and challenges involved
  • Get a commercial outlook on the future of energy storage in utility-scale PV plants, from an IPP perspective

Enerparc | COO | Stefan Mueller

O&M Bankability: Investor Perspective on O&M Strategy and Supplier Selection

  • Get an overview of how O&M prices are changing and will change across European jurisdictions
  • Consider the financial impacts of choosing a full-scope O&M service contract, or outsourcing parts of the project
  • Discover how debt financial structures evolve with these different O&M arrangements, so that you can make sure that yoru plant is financially optimised

Green Giraffe | Director | Nicolas Gourvitch

O&M for your Investor: Fulfilling Investor Requirements, Innovative Pricing and Contractual Best Practice

  • Look at O&M from an investor perspective, in order to understand how as an O&M provider you can benefit from being the investor’s long-term partner in the project
  • Review standard and innovative practices on O&M contracts in order to establish best practice to provide the best scenario for you
  • Discover innovative pricing structures for O&M, providing better a better link to the performance of the asset

Greensolver | COO | Guy Auger

Panel: O&M in the Context of Changing Financial Markets

  • Across Europe, how is O&M finance changing?
  • Discuss the changing financial structures surrounding and impacting O&M provision
  • Consider how expectations and requirements of investors are evolving

Green Giraffe | Director | Nicolas Gourvitch
Next-Kraftwerke |Co-Founder & Co-CEO| Jochen Schwill
Alceda | Portfolio Manager | Christian Ahrens

Operations and Technology to Reduce and Optimise on-the-ground Maintenance

  • Discover O&M value drivers and the proven technologies that could improve your O&M service provision
  • Understand the importance of sourcing and using high quality data, so that you can make the best strategic decisions for your plant
  • Learn how to minimise the need for on-the-ground maintenance, thereby cutting your man-hour costs, resulting in an efficient O&M strategy

First Solar | Senior Director O&M EMEA | Stefan Degener

PV-quality matters - an integrated approach to support O&M processes

  • Discover the necessary basis of O&M - good construction and building of parks - and how to asses real installed quality
  • Understand how to test real-time degredation for early detection of performance issues
  • Learn how to reach the optimal balance between "too early" or "too late" corrective actions

Suncycle | CEO | Mischa Paterna

Key success factors and strategy for sustainable long-term O&M services

  • Discover necessary factors for a successful O&M business model so that you can learn from experienced practitioners in the space
  • Understand how to build a strategy to successfully provide long-term O&M services
  • Appreciate the key success factors: technical, commercial and soft factors, in order to learn from 10+ years of technical O&M management

Conergy | Executive VP | Oliver Schweininger

Moving Towards Internal Monitoring Systems

  • Understand the necessity of monitoring and data capture as a step on the path towards internalising O&M provision
  • Discover the benefits of creating and implementing an internal monitoring system, and the potential challenges and pitfalls, from the experience of the Foresight Group
  • Consider the marketing purposes and benefits of having a monitoring system in place and how to use it to your best advantage

Foresight Group | Senior Portfolio Manager & Technical Director | Carlos Rey Micolau

Dealing with Improper Design and Over-Stretched Systems

  • When taking over the O&M obligations for a plant, what issues may you be left with from design, construction and installation?
  • Learn from Glennmont Partners’ wealth of experience in revamping plants swiftly-built plants to meet their own high standards of performance
  • Understand how and why third parties are selected, in order to maximise your chances of winning bids

Glennmont Partners | Technical Manager | Geoff Hoffheinz

Intelligent Plant Control

  • What effect will oversupply of energy and active energy management have on the technical and commercial requirements of the O&M team?
  • What does the future of monitoring for PV plants look like?
  • How do active park control systems impact on interaction with utilities and the district network?

Enerparc | COO | Stefan Mueller
Solon | Director of O&M | Klaus-Dieter Schenk

Quality Management throughout the Life of the Asset

  • Understand the importance of selecting the right contractors for the duration of your plants’ operation, in order to ensure performance is maintained
  • Get an insight into successfully negotiating for contracts that will uphold the standards of your assets
  • Case Study: Discover the quality management practices of one of Bluefield’s high-profile projects

Bluefield | Director of Operations | Francesco Girardi

Assumpetions Versus Reality

  • Take a commercial look at the ongoing expenses involved in operating PV prtfolios in order to effectively plan for the future
  • Understand degradation that occurs over time, and how to protect your yield
  • Consider lifetime electricity price projection, and hear case studies of plants where assumptions have not been realised

KGAL | Head of PV Investments | Thomas Laumont

Using Performance Monitoring to Enhance Energy Production

  • Discover how the global O&M industry is shifting away from an FiT market, towards a market focussed on energy production, in order to understand how the context for your business is changing
  • Learn how with better monitoring you can take a predictive, proactive approach to maintenance, so you can prevent system failures
  • Use the latest monitoring capabilities to act on problems quickly and efficiently, reducing downtime and minimising wasted expenditure

SMA | Head of O&M | Michael Ploechl

Previous Energy Storage agenda:

DAY ONE

7:30-9:00 REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

9.00am-9.10am Introduction by Chairperson

Jean-Pascal Boutin, Partner, Eversheds

9.10am-10.30am Mapping the Future of Energy Storage in European Energy Markets

  • Be a part of a high level discussion to identify the market incentives and reforms that are required to achieve large scale deployment in the UK, Germany and elsewhere
  • Assess the steps being taken to quantify the value of storage in Europe to identify the unique selling points for your technology

Thomas Grigoleit, Director Renewable Energies & Resources, Germany Trade and Invest
Anthony Price, Director, Electricity Storage Network
Lars Stephan, Manager Regulatory & Government Relations, Younicos
Dr David Hodgson, Energy Specialist, UK Trade & Investment

10:30-11.00 Coffee & Networking Break

11.00am-12.20pm The Role of Utilities in Scaling-up Storage

  • Understand the future procurement plans of leading utilities in the U.K, Germany and elsewhere and how they are defining the economic value of energy storage, to assess the impact on your business for years to come
  • Hear about the successes of demonstrating technologies in controlled grid-connected environments, to ensure your technology fulfils the expectations of your customers
  • Get insight into how utilities have assessed the viability and cost-effectiveness of different technologies, to ensure your technology can meet their expectations

Tabish Khan, Regulatory Manager, British Gas
Joachim Gruber, Senior Manager, EnBW AG
Eliano Russo, Vice President Energy Storage, E.ON SE

12:20-12.45 Emerging Opportunities for Infrastructure Investors

  • Find out how establishing storage as an infrastructure asset class will reduce the risk of capital loss and maximise investment returns
  • Hear about the current investment climate in Europe to understand the opportunities for your solution and identify how to mitigate investment risks

Asif Rafique, Managing Director, SUSI Partners AG

12.45-14:15pm Lunch

14:15-15:30 Energy Storage Investment - Reducing Risks

  • What are the risks associated with energy storage technologies? Get insight from leading financiers to find out how to guarantee your project is bankable
  • See how future policy announcements could impact investment in energy storage, to map out the funding potential for years to come
  • Learn how increasing market competition will impact financing to identify the steps you must take to mitigate investment risks
  • Engage leading investors to get insight into the key criteria they look for when backing energy storage technologies, to secure investment and commercialise your technology

Craig Douglas, Associate, SET Ventures
Sauro Mostarda, Head of Operations & Development, Solar Ventures
Jonathan Cohen, Principal Associate, Eversheds LLP

15:30-16.00 Coffee & Networking Break

16.00-16.30 Grid Power Quality Improvement

  • Evaluate the diverse range of energy storage applications within the transmission network to find out which is the most cost-effective solution to improve grid efficiency
  • From frequency regulation and flexible peaking resource to reduction of peak demand and grid upgrade deferral- examine the technology applications that are driving energy storage growth in Europe, to identify the best market opportunities for your technology
  • Analyse the benefits of using energy storage for frequency regulation and how this can help to safeguard against power outages

Michael Kranhold, Director Customer Management/Grid Settlement, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH

16.30-17.30 Technology Commercialization & Large-scale Deployment

  • Hear from those at the forefront of commercialization to identify the significant roadblocks you must overcome to ramp up technology manufacturing
  • From obtaining funding, to project demonstration and market launch - See how projected spends and expectations marry with the reality of costs and results on the ground, to navigate the unseen hurdles when taking your technology to market

Yoav Zingher, Co-Founder & CEO, KiWi Power
Matthew Lumsden, Managing Director, Future Transport Systems

17:30-18:00 The Battery Revolution

  • Get insight into the opportunities for cost reductions in batteries as a result of residential deployment and see the impact this could have on the future cost curve
  • See how residential battery systems could help improve overall power reliability and examine the potential evolution of residential storage system

Alexis Steverlynck Ellrichshausen, New Business Incubation Program Manager, GDF SUEZ Energy International

18:00- 19:30 Networking drinks
END OF DAY ONE

DAY TWO

7:45-9:00 REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

Day Two Chairperson

Michelle T Davies, Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability, Eversheds International

9.00am-11.00am Improving Grid Reliability

  • Hear the grid operator perspective on how energy storage can help stabilize the grid to identify how to promote the value of your technology and tap into new revenue streams
  • Get insight into the latest research that evaluates the several operational benefits of electricity storage, so you can understand the opportunities for your solution

Julian Leslie, Electricity Customer Services Manager, National Grid
Riccardo Amoroso, Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer, Enel Green Power
Chris Harrap, Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer, Western Power Distribution
Steve Mullins, Global Smart Energy Lead, PWC
Victor Sellwood, ‎Business Development Manager, Siemens PTI

11:00-11:30 Coffee & Networking Break

11:30-13:15 Technology Readiness and Cost Reduction

  • Using exclusive data from the Energy Storage Update Costs and Performance Report, discuss the cost curve of Lithium Ion batteries to develop a cost benchmark for your technology
  • Be a part of a high level discussion that tackles whether cost curve projections match realities, with expert insight into batteries, thermal storage, compressed air and flywheels
  • See how different technologies can compete in European energy markets to identify the strengths of your technology and ensure maximum ROI for future projects

John Fitzgerald, Chief Engineer, Sustainable Energy Solutions, Black & Veatch
Bernadino Ricci, Director of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Samsung SDI South Korea
Dr. David Blood, Market Manager EMEA, Parker Energy Grid-Tie Division (EGT)
Robert Elrich, Executive Chairman, Arotech Corporation
Chris Wright, Co-founder & CTO, Moixa Techonology

13:15-14.30 Lunch

14.30-14.55pm Energy Storage Applications - Value & Performance

  • Get insight into the storage technologies that end users are investigating to evaluate the applications benefits of your solution in different markets
  • Evaluate the financial and performance benefits of storage technologies at the transmission, distribution and residential level to understand the value of your technology

Mick Barlow, Applications Director, S&C Electric

14.55-15.20pm Electric Vehicles - A Growing Market

  • Identify the potential for battery technologies in the growing electric vehicle (EV's) market and how combing fleets of EVs in different locations can create useable amounts of energy storage and new revenue streams for your business
  • Discuss the opportunities to capitalise on residual energy from EVs and see the different strategies that companies are using to monetize energy storage from electric cars

James Tedd, Project Manager, Emerging Energy Technologies, Electricity Supply Board (ESB)

15.20-15.45pm De-Risking Technology And Supporting Business Led Innovation

  • See how R&D institutions have partnered with energy storage companies to reduce technology risk and uncertainty, to see how this could help you ramp up manufacturing and deployment
  • Understand the intricacies of in-depth technology evaluation and testing, so you can prove the value of your technology to utilities

Mark Thompson, Lead Technologist, Energy Systems Innovate UK

15.45-16.00pm Coffee & Networking Break

16.00-16.25pm How behind the meter storage transforms the payback for storage

  • Learn how to get more value from residential solar systems and how you can turn residential properties into micro power plants to sell the energy back into the grid and increase revenue streams
  • Examine the drivers for residential storage and learn how new technologies are changing the energy landscape by allowing customers to trade electricity whilst contributing to a safe and cost effective grid

Chris Wright, Co-founder & CTO, Moixa Techonology

16:25-16:35pm Summary of the Conference

Michelle T Davies, Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability, Eversheds International

END OF DAY TWO

Previous PV Asset Management and O&M agenda:

Panel: The O&M Roadmap

  • Join the debate with our panel of experts: write your roadmap for the future of O&M and asset management
  • How is the relationship between asset management and operations & maintenance changing?
  • What does the future of O&M look like, and who will it involve?

Glennmont Partners | Technical Manager | Geoff Hoffheinz
First Solar | Senior Director O&M EMEA | Stefan Degener
Alceda | Portfolio Manager | Christian Ahrens
Suncycle | Head of Product Management | Stefan Fritschek

What does it take to be a successful O&M service provider?

  • Discover insight into the success of one of the leading O&M service providers in Europe
  • Every operator has a different understanding of what constitutes O&M: Discover how to adapt your organisation’s services according the needs and desires of the client
  • Get an insight into how best to work with investors as an O&M provider to ensure their satisfaction

Lightsource | Operations Director | Mark Turner

Mitigating Key O&M Challenges in Europe

  • Discover the key challenges being faced by asset management and operations and maintenance providers in Europe, in order to understand how your services can be of value
  • Get an insight into the difficulties and successes of WiseEnergy in its operations in Euope
  • Discover how a leading asset manager has used intelligent operations and maintenance to optimise their plants, technically and financially

WiseEnergy | Managing Director UK | Abid Kazim

How to Measure the Financial Impact of O&M Strategic Choices

  • Get an insight into the processes behind making effective financial decisions regatding CAPEX and OPEX costs, and plant reserves
  • Discover how to translate KWhours into money, in order to better understand the financial impact of your decisions
  • Understand balancing optimisation with risk, in order to ensure investor satisfaction

3Megawatt | CEO | Edmee Kelsey

ENERGY STORAGE for utility-scale PV plants: The applications

  • Discover the potential of energy storage for utility scale PV plants, from a developer implementing the technology into different applications: night-time storage, peak shaving, and energy trading
  • Learn from first-hand experience, with a first look at the results of Enerparc’s investment into energy storage units, in order to understand the benefits and challenges involved
  • Get a commercial outlook on the future of energy storage in utility-scale PV plants, from an IPP perspective

Enerparc | COO | Stefan Mueller

O&M Bankability: Investor Perspective on O&M Strategy and Supplier Selection

  • Get an overview of how O&M prices are changing and will change across European jurisdictions
  • Consider the financial impacts of choosing a full-scope O&M service contract, or outsourcing parts of the project
  • Discover how debt financial structures evolve with these different O&M arrangements, so that you can make sure that yoru plant is financially optimised

Green Giraffe | Director | Nicolas Gourvitch

O&M for your Investor: Fulfilling Investor Requirements, Innovative Pricing and Contractual Best Practice

  • Look at O&M from an investor perspective, in order to understand how as an O&M provider you can benefit from being the investor’s long-term partner in the project
  • Review standard and innovative practices on O&M contracts in order to establish best practice to provide the best scenario for you
  • Discover innovative pricing structures for O&M, providing better a better link to the performance of the asset

Greensolver | COO | Guy Auger

Panel: O&M in the Context of Changing Financial Markets

  • Across Europe, how is O&M finance changing?
  • Discuss the changing financial structures surrounding and impacting O&M provision
  • Consider how expectations and requirements of investors are evolving

Green Giraffe | Director | Nicolas Gourvitch
Next-Kraftwerke |Co-Founder & Co-CEO| Jochen Schwill
Alceda | Portfolio Manager | Christian Ahrens

Operations and Technology to Reduce and Optimise on-the-ground Maintenance

  • Discover O&M value drivers and the proven technologies that could improve your O&M service provision
  • Understand the importance of sourcing and using high quality data, so that you can make the best strategic decisions for your plant
  • Learn how to minimise the need for on-the-ground maintenance, thereby cutting your man-hour costs, resulting in an efficient O&M strategy

First Solar | Senior Director O&M EMEA | Stefan Degener

PV-quality matters - an integrated approach to support O&M processes

  • Discover the necessary basis of O&M - good construction and building of parks - and how to asses real installed quality
  • Understand how to test real-time degredation for early detection of performance issues
  • Learn how to reach the optimal balance between "too early" or "too late" corrective actions

Suncycle | CEO | Mischa Paterna

Key success factors and strategy for sustainable long-term O&M services

  • Discover necessary factors for a successful O&M business model so that you can learn from experienced practitioners in the space
  • Understand how to build a strategy to successfully provide long-term O&M services
  • Appreciate the key success factors: technical, commercial and soft factors, in order to learn from 10+ years of technical O&M management

Conergy | Executive VP | Oliver Schweininger

Moving Towards Internal Monitoring Systems

  • Understand the necessity of monitoring and data capture as a step on the path towards internalising O&M provision
  • Discover the benefits of creating and implementing an internal monitoring system, and the potential challenges and pitfalls, from the experience of the Foresight Group
  • Consider the marketing purposes and benefits of having a monitoring system in place and how to use it to your best advantage

Foresight Group | Senior Portfolio Manager & Technical Director | Carlos Rey Micolau

Dealing with Improper Design and Over-Stretched Systems

  • When taking over the O&M obligations for a plant, what issues may you be left with from design, construction and installation?
  • Learn from Glennmont Partners’ wealth of experience in revamping plants swiftly-built plants to meet their own high standards of performance
  • Understand how and why third parties are selected, in order to maximise your chances of winning bids

Glennmont Partners | Technical Manager | Geoff Hoffheinz

Intelligent Plant Control

  • What effect will oversupply of energy and active energy management have on the technical and commercial requirements of the O&M team?
  • What does the future of monitoring for PV plants look like?
  • How do active park control systems impact on interaction with utilities and the district network?

Enerparc | COO | Stefan Mueller
Solon | Director of O&M | Klaus-Dieter Schenk

Quality Management throughout the Life of the Asset

  • Understand the importance of selecting the right contractors for the duration of your plants’ operation, in order to ensure performance is maintained
  • Get an insight into successfully negotiating for contracts that will uphold the standards of your assets
  • Case Study: Discover the quality management practices of one of Bluefield’s high-profile projects

Bluefield | Director of Operations | Francesco Girardi

Assumpetions Versus Reality

  • Take a commercial look at the ongoing expenses involved in operating PV prtfolios in order to effectively plan for the future
  • Understand degradation that occurs over time, and how to protect your yield
  • Consider lifetime electricity price projection, and hear case studies of plants where assumptions have not been realised

KGAL | Head of PV Investments | Thomas Laumont

Using Performance Monitoring to Enhance Energy Production

  • Discover how the global O&M industry is shifting away from an FiT market, towards a market focussed on energy production, in order to understand how the context for your business is changing
  • Learn how with better monitoring you can take a predictive, proactive approach to maintenance, so you can prevent system failures
  • Use the latest monitoring capabilities to act on problems quickly and efficiently, reducing downtime and minimising wasted expenditure

SMA | Head of O&M | Michael Ploechl

Previous Energy Storage agenda:

DAY ONE

7:30-9:00 REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

9.00am-9.10am Introduction by Chairperson

Jean-Pascal Boutin, Partner, Eversheds

9.10am-10.30am Mapping the Future of Energy Storage in European Energy Markets

  • Be a part of a high level discussion to identify the market incentives and reforms that are required to achieve large scale deployment in the UK, Germany and elsewhere
  • Assess the steps being taken to quantify the value of storage in Europe to identify the unique selling points for your technology

Thomas Grigoleit, Director Renewable Energies & Resources, Germany Trade and Invest
Anthony Price, Director, Electricity Storage Network
Lars Stephan, Manager Regulatory & Government Relations, Younicos
Dr David Hodgson, Energy Specialist, UK Trade & Investment

10:30-11.00 Coffee & Networking Break

11.00am-12.20pm The Role of Utilities in Scaling-up Storage

  • Understand the future procurement plans of leading utilities in the U.K, Germany and elsewhere and how they are defining the economic value of energy storage, to assess the impact on your business for years to come
  • Hear about the successes of demonstrating technologies in controlled grid-connected environments, to ensure your technology fulfils the expectations of your customers
  • Get insight into how utilities have assessed the viability and cost-effectiveness of different technologies, to ensure your technology can meet their expectations

Tabish Khan, Regulatory Manager, British Gas
Joachim Gruber, Senior Manager, EnBW AG
Eliano Russo, Vice President Energy Storage, E.ON SE

12:20-12.45 Emerging Opportunities for Infrastructure Investors

  • Find out how establishing storage as an infrastructure asset class will reduce the risk of capital loss and maximise investment returns
  • Hear about the current investment climate in Europe to understand the opportunities for your solution and identify how to mitigate investment risks

Asif Rafique, Managing Director, SUSI Partners AG

12.45-14:15pm Lunch

14:15-15:30 Energy Storage Investment - Reducing Risks

  • What are the risks associated with energy storage technologies? Get insight from leading financiers to find out how to guarantee your project is bankable
  • See how future policy announcements could impact investment in energy storage, to map out the funding potential for years to come
  • Learn how increasing market competition will impact financing to identify the steps you must take to mitigate investment risks
  • Engage leading investors to get insight into the key criteria they look for when backing energy storage technologies, to secure investment and commercialise your technology

Craig Douglas, Associate, SET Ventures
Sauro Mostarda, Head of Operations & Development, Solar Ventures
Jonathan Cohen, Principal Associate, Eversheds LLP

15:30-16.00 Coffee & Networking Break

16.00-16.30 Grid Power Quality Improvement

  • Evaluate the diverse range of energy storage applications within the transmission network to find out which is the most cost-effective solution to improve grid efficiency
  • From frequency regulation and flexible peaking resource to reduction of peak demand and grid upgrade deferral- examine the technology applications that are driving energy storage growth in Europe, to identify the best market opportunities for your technology
  • Analyse the benefits of using energy storage for frequency regulation and how this can help to safeguard against power outages

Michael Kranhold, Director Customer Management/Grid Settlement, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH

16.30-17.30 Technology Commercialization & Large-scale Deployment

  • Hear from those at the forefront of commercialization to identify the significant roadblocks you must overcome to ramp up technology manufacturing
  • From obtaining funding, to project demonstration and market launch - See how projected spends and expectations marry with the reality of costs and results on the ground, to navigate the unseen hurdles when taking your technology to market

Yoav Zingher, Co-Founder & CEO, KiWi Power
Matthew Lumsden, Managing Director, Future Transport Systems

17:30-18:00 The Battery Revolution

  • Get insight into the opportunities for cost reductions in batteries as a result of residential deployment and see the impact this could have on the future cost curve
  • See how residential battery systems could help improve overall power reliability and examine the potential evolution of residential storage system

Alexis Steverlynck Ellrichshausen, New Business Incubation Program Manager, GDF SUEZ Energy International

18:00- 19:30 Networking drinks
END OF DAY ONE

DAY TWO

7:45-9:00 REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

Day Two Chairperson

Michelle T Davies, Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability, Eversheds International

9.00am-11.00am Improving Grid Reliability

  • Hear the grid operator perspective on how energy storage can help stabilize the grid to identify how to promote the value of your technology and tap into new revenue streams
  • Get insight into the latest research that evaluates the several operational benefits of electricity storage, so you can understand the opportunities for your solution

Julian Leslie, Electricity Customer Services Manager, National Grid
Riccardo Amoroso, Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer, Enel Green Power
Chris Harrap, Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer, Western Power Distribution
Steve Mullins, Global Smart Energy Lead, PWC
Victor Sellwood, ‎Business Development Manager, Siemens PTI

11:00-11:30 Coffee & Networking Break

11:30-13:15 Technology Readiness and Cost Reduction

  • Using exclusive data from the Energy Storage Update Costs and Performance Report, discuss the cost curve of Lithium Ion batteries to develop a cost benchmark for your technology
  • Be a part of a high level discussion that tackles whether cost curve projections match realities, with expert insight into batteries, thermal storage, compressed air and flywheels
  • See how different technologies can compete in European energy markets to identify the strengths of your technology and ensure maximum ROI for future projects

John Fitzgerald, Chief Engineer, Sustainable Energy Solutions, Black & Veatch
Bernadino Ricci, Director of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Samsung SDI South Korea
Dr. David Blood, Market Manager EMEA, Parker Energy Grid-Tie Division (EGT)
Robert Elrich, Executive Chairman, Arotech Corporation
Chris Wright, Co-founder & CTO, Moixa Techonology

13:15-14.30 Lunch

14.30-14.55pm Energy Storage Applications - Value & Performance

  • Get insight into the storage technologies that end users are investigating to evaluate the applications benefits of your solution in different markets
  • Evaluate the financial and performance benefits of storage technologies at the transmission, distribution and residential level to understand the value of your technology

Mick Barlow, Applications Director, S&C Electric

14.55-15.20pm Electric Vehicles - A Growing Market

  • Identify the potential for battery technologies in the growing electric vehicle (EV's) market and how combing fleets of EVs in different locations can create useable amounts of energy storage and new revenue streams for your business
  • Discuss the opportunities to capitalise on residual energy from EVs and see the different strategies that companies are using to monetize energy storage from electric cars

James Tedd, Project Manager, Emerging Energy Technologies, Electricity Supply Board (ESB)

15.20-15.45pm De-Risking Technology And Supporting Business Led Innovation

  • See how R&D institutions have partnered with energy storage companies to reduce technology risk and uncertainty, to see how this could help you ramp up manufacturing and deployment
  • Understand the intricacies of in-depth technology evaluation and testing, so you can prove the value of your technology to utilities

Mark Thompson, Lead Technologist, Energy Systems Innovate UK

15.45-16.00pm Coffee & Networking Break

16.00-16.25pm How behind the meter storage transforms the payback for storage

  • Learn how to get more value from residential solar systems and how you can turn residential properties into micro power plants to sell the energy back into the grid and increase revenue streams
  • Examine the drivers for residential storage and learn how new technologies are changing the energy landscape by allowing customers to trade electricity whilst contributing to a safe and cost effective grid

Chris Wright, Co-founder & CTO, Moixa Techonology

16:25-16:35pm Summary of the Conference

Michelle T Davies, Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability, Eversheds International

END OF DAY TWO

If you are interested in PV Asset Management and O&M, Europe please contact us:

Diana Dropol

Diana Dropol

Project Director
New Energy Update
Telephone: +44 (0)207 375 7528
Email: diana@newenergyupdate.com

Ben French

Ben French

Business Development Lead - Europe
New Energy Update
Telephone: +44 (0)207 422 4305
Email: ben@newenergyupdate.com

Past Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver Sponsor

  • Suncycle

Sponsors

  • Arotech Corporation
  • Conergy
  • IBC Solar
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Soluzione Solare