The Future of Energy Storage
Nov 15 2017

The Future of Energy Storage

Harnessing the potential of tomorrow's energy system

Radisson Blu Portman, London

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There are few areas of the energy and utilities industries that storage doesn’t promise to upend. What impact will energy storage have on your business? How are utilities responding to the next great energy transformation? Find out at our Future of Energy Storage event.

100+ energy storage leaders from the likes of National Grid, Ofgem and SP Energy Networks, will come together to explore the investment climate, policy and regulatory developments, network connections, the impact of EVs and much more.

Featuring several hours of networking opportunities with networks, generators, suppliers, regulators and more, this energy storage conference provides exclusive access to the people, ideas and technology driving the sector forward. 

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Here are just some of the topics to be discussed:

  • HOW are regulatory and policy changes shaping the evolution of the storage market? 
  • WHAT do customers want from storage and can it be made a desirable proposition?
  • HOW will proliferation of storage impact the UK generation market?
  • WHAT level of debt and equity investment is likely to be make in coming years?
  • HOW have existing storage projects performed in the real world?


Speakers

  • Phil Sheppard Photo

    Phil Sheppard

    Director of SO Operations
    National Grid
  • Andrew Burgess Photo

    Andrew Burgess

    Associate Partner, Energy Systems
    Ofgem
  • Jim McOmish Photo

    Jim McOmish

    Head of Distribution Network
    SP Energy Networks
  • Mark Futyan Photo

    Mark Futyan

    Merchant Power Director
    Centrica
  • Matthew Pluke Photo

    Matthew Pluke

    Head of Energy
    Anglian Water
  • Marcus Stewart Photo

    Marcus Stewart

    Head of Energy Insight
    National Grid

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Programme

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Wednesday, 15th November 2017

09:30
Welcome address by David Saunders, Managing Director, Marketforce
09:35
Chair’s opening remarks
Roberto Castiglioni

Senior Investment Director

Ingenious Infrastructure

Session One: Storage and the future of the energy system

09:40
Regulating a revolution: creating a level-playing field for energy storage
Andrew Burgess

Associate Partner, Energy Systems

Ofgem

10:00
Storage and the future of system flexibility
Phil Sheppard

Director of SO Operations

National Grid

10:20
What does the growth of storage mean for UK generation?
Sonia Quiterio

Senior Expansion Manager

UK Power Reserve Ltd

10:40
Leaders' Forum

Laying the ground for transformation: encouraging and enabling storage innovation

  • Where is the potential greatest for storage to transform energy utilities? 
  • Playing catch-up? How can policy be adjusted to make the most of energy storage?
  • What impact would allowing network ownership have on the industry’s development?
  • To what extent is a lack of dedicated safety standards holding back development?
  • How can the benefits of government innovation spending in storage be maximised?
  • Where are export opportunities greatest for the UK energy storage industry?
  • What steps should networks be taking to simplify connections and planning?
  • Does the rise of storage and self-generation presage a death spiral for the grid?
Andrew Burgess

Associate Partner, Energy Systems

Ofgem

Phil Sheppard

Director of SO Operations

National Grid

Jim McOmish

Head of Distribution Network

SP Energy Networks

Sonia Quiterio

Senior Expansion Manager

UK Power Reserve Ltd

11:15
Refreshments

Session Two: A revolution worth paying for? Understanding the financial fundamentals

11:45
The UK energy storage market: an economic outlook
  • What level of penetration of storage is the UK grid likely to see over the next 10 years?
  • How dependent is the growth of storage on increasing pressure on system flexibility?
  • How sensitive is the energy storage market to changes in government policy?
Prof Goran Strbac

Chair in Electrical Energy Systems

Imperial College London

12:05
Optimising energy storage revenue streams
  • How critical is the ability to stack revenue streams to the business case for energy storage?
  • What steps can networks take to facilitate value stacking?
  • What are the principal regulatory barriers to value stacking? 
Nigel Turvey

Network Strategy and Innovation Manager

Western Power Distribution

12:25
Questions
12:30
Fireside chat

Surveying the investment climate

This fireside chat will address the investment picture for energy storage in the UK, with perspectives from both debt and equity. The chair will moderate a discussion, which will be followed by questions. Topics to be addressed include:

  • How much growth does storage need to see before it attracts large-scale debt financers?
  • How does the risk profile for storage compare with renewables?
  • What impact is the growth of storage having on the financeability of traditional energy utilities?
  • Which technologies are seeing the most interest from investors?

Further speaker to be confirmed

Bala Nagarajan

Investment Director

Statoil Energy Ventures

Laughlan Waterston

Head of Energy

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

12:55
Lunch

Session Three: Transformation today – storage use cases in the utilities

13:55
Energy storage in the water industry
  • Why are water companies interested in energy storage?
  • What are the risks, issues and opportunities?
Matthew Pluke

Head of Energy

Anglian Water

14:15
Case study

Unlocking the value of flexibility

Recently acquired by Ovo Group, VCharge have pioneered the development of markets for transactive load. In this presentation, Toby Ferenczi will explore how bringing together virtual power plant technology and innovative energy supply models can help to unlock value from energy storage and flexible loads.

Toby Ferenczi

Managing Director

VCharge

14:35
Case study

Integrating storage into distribution networks

Jim McOmish

Head of Distribution Network

SP Energy Networks

14:55
Case study

Roosecote: pursuing true merchant-model storage

At 49MW, Roosecote will be one of the world’s largest battery storage installations. In the absence of an EFR or other balancing services contract the facility will be reliant on the capacity and wholesale markets for revenue. This case study will explore the business case for merchant-model storage and the challenges surrounding the construction of large grid-scale storage.

Mark Futyan

Merchant Power Director

Centrica

15:15
Questions
15:25
Refreshments

Session Four: Changing energy from the ground up – visions of the future of storage

15:55
Fireside chat

Electric vehicles: the ultimate energy disrupters?

This fireside chat will see experts from energy and transport discuss the transformative potential of electric vehicles as energy storage resources. The chair will moderate a discussion, which will be followed by questions. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Are electricity networks prepared for a surge in demand from EVs?
  • How effective would a widespread vehicle-to-grid network be as a storage resource?
  • Can electric vehicles replace traditional sources of flexibility?
  • What potential is there for EV batteries to have a second life as static storage?
Marcus Stewart

Head of Energy Insight

National Grid

Giovanni Coppola

Program Manager

Enel

16:20
Case Study

EnerCap have undergone a project to enhance the performance of their 80MW Chirnogeni wind farm. Shane Woodroffe will explain the analysis undertaken of two different storage technologies to mitigate imbalance and regulatory costs whilst maintaining maximum green certificate value.

16:40
Questions
16:45
Home energy storage trends and opportunities
Joe Warren

Managing Director

Powervault

17:00
Questions
17:05
Chair’s closing remarks
Roberto Castiglioni

Senior Investment Director

Ingenious Infrastructure

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