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SMi’s 2nd Annual Distributed Energy Storage conference will provide attendees with a complete view of the DES market. Focusing on policy and market updates, pilot project updates technological challenges and breakthroughs and case studies from leading utility companies across the UK and Europe. This informative event will bring together key leaders in the field to provide attendees with an in-depth look into the current status of distributed energy storage.
The event will be the perfect forum for learning about new advances in the field, presenting attendees with the latest information on DES from across the globe in a vastly increasing sector.
 

With senior industry representatives presenting on their own experiences and referring to case studies, success stories and failures, SMi’s 2nd Annual conference promises to be a unique forum for problem-solving debate and idea-sharing discussion.

The conference will be a fantastic opportunity for companies within the utilities sector to talk to leading experts who are currently operating in distributed energy storage. This is a unique opportunity to hear from current pilot projects that are using DES technology as well as key policy and market challenges delivered from the view of leading Distribution Network Operators. The diversity of speakers will highlight the key issues that the industry is facing and look to the future DES technology. This event promises to be a unique platform for networking and problem solving as well discussion and debate.

• Evaluate current methods and strategies that are being developed in ongoing pilot projects
Discuss challenges and solutions to technological issues
• Learn about how disruptive DES technology is on the national grid
• Network with key industry professionals from across the globe
• Analyse the current status of the DES market and what are the current government incentives for this new technology

Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, Directors, Partners, Heads and Managers in:


• Distributed Energy Storage
• Low Carbon Network Fund Projects
• Electricity Network Strategy
• Electrical Engineering
• Energy Policy & Technology
• Electrical Energy Systems
• Energy Storage Research
• Electricity Distribution/Supply
• Sustainable and Renewable Energy
• Wave and Tidal Technologies
• Battery technology
• Energy Storage
• Smart Grids
• Research & Development
• Business Development
• Electric Vehicles
 

Alliander N.V. ; Alstom; BP Alternative Energy International; CABLE & WIRELESS; Carbon Trust; Converteam Ltd; Department of Energy and Climate Change ; Durham University; E D F Energy Powerlink; E.ON; E.ON New Build & Technology; Eaton Electric Ltd; EDF Energy; Electricity North West; Elexon Ltd; Energy Research Partnership; Energy Technologies Institute; eon; Frost & Sullivan; Gaelectric; Highview Power Storage; Honeywell Limited Pension Funds; Hydrodynamics ; Imperial College London; Infinis; Isentropic Ltd; ITM Power; Lopughborough University; National Grid Company; National Grid Plc; Navigant Consulting Inc; NERA Economic Consulting; Nissan Motor Co.; Ofgem; Qinetiq; REPSOL; REPSOL YPF; Robert Bosch GmbH; S & C Electric; Scottish-Hydro Electric; SSE; Summerleaze; The Carbon Trust; TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd.; UK Power Networks; University Of Durham; University Of Loughborough; University of Nottingham; University of Sheffield; Vito; Welsh Assembly Government;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Neal Wade

Neal Wade Lecturer, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University

9:10 Challenges in policy faced by utilities

Keith  MacLean

Keith MacLean Policy and Research Director, SSE

• Joining up the fragmented business cases
• Developing appropriate regulatory and market models
• Developing supporting infrastructure
• Recognising reward for duration

9:50 Commercial and regulatory frameworks for engaging consumers

David Sowden

David Sowden Chief Executive, Micropower

• Drivers for the take-up of microgeneration technologies
• Potential for domestic energy storage
• Developing commercial incentives for demand side response, load shifting and storage
• Monetising national and local network benefits of smart building opportunities
• Regulatory frameworks as a key enabler
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Value of Load Shifting for UK Networks by 2015-2035

Karima Boukir

Karima Boukir Head of Energy Management & Future Grids, EDF Energy R&D UK Centre

11:40 Integrating electrical energy storage into a DNO’s Smart Grid toolbox

Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson Project Delivery Manager, Customer-Led Network Revolution , Northern Powergrid

• Challenges and benefits of a full tendered procurement process
• Network locations of storage devices on the CLNR project
• Early insights from the installation and commissioning of six storage devices
• Operating storage within a group of integrated network field trials

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:30 Eco Island- Energy Storage

David Green

David Green CEO and Founder Ecoisland Partnership, Eco Island

• Storing energy on a self sustaining Island
• The role of Hydrogen storage
•  Hybrid battery technology
• Creating a precedent for the future- What are the challenges in DES (Distributed Energy Storage)

14:10 Development of Community scale integrated energy storage systems

Mo Cloonan

Mo Cloonan Head of development, Community Energy Scotland

• Community Energy Development overview
• Integrating local energy generation and local energy use
• Trial projects and areas of active community research
• Support requirements for community scale activity

14:50 Afternoon Tea

15:20 Smart Region Pellworm - Distributed hybrid storage deployment in regions with high share of renewable energy

Stuart Norman

Stuart Norman Storage Technology Consultant, E.ON New Build & Technology

• Outline of ‘smart-grid’ project Pellworm
• Focus on integration of renewable power
• Development of hybrid storage options
• Investigation of different storage technologies and scales
• Implementation of storage systems into the smart grid

16:00 Smarter Network Storage - Maximising the whole system value of grid-scale storage, through smarter commercial and operating models

John Hayling

John Hayling Investment, Policy & Low Carbon Development Manager, Future Networks, UK Power Networks

• Business case challenges for distribution-network connected storage
• Improving the economics of storage
• Smarter Network Storage Demonstrations

16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Neal Wade

Neal Wade Lecturer, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jonathan Radcliffe

Jonathan Radcliffe Programme Director, Energy Storage, Centre for Low Carbon Futures and Senior Research Fellow, University Of Birmingham

9:10 Developments in energy storage innovation

Sally Fenton

Sally Fenton Project Leader, Innovation Delivery, Department of Energy and Climate Change

• Overview of UK energy storage & storage innovation needs
• Meeting the need for flexible electricity
• Updates from the DECC Energy Storage Innovation Programme
• Future outlook

9:50 Developing the business model for electricity storage

Anthony Price

Anthony Price Director, The Electricity Storage Network

• Technology developers’ perspectives
• The need for demonstrating large scale energy storage – national and international issues
• Commercial and regulatory requirements for energy storage business models

10:20 Storage on the demand side: does distributed storage compete with demand side response

Jill Cainey

Jill Cainey Research Scientist, Swanbarton

• The role of storage and DSR as part of system balancing
• Distribution networks and power flows
• Comparing the benefits of storage and DSR
 

10:50 Morning Coffee

11:20 Energy Storage in the GB distribution system: progress and challenges

Neal Wade

Neal Wade Lecturer, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University

• Progress of energy storage deployments
• Integration of energy storage in the Smart Grid
• Markets for energy storage
• Regulation for energy storage

12:00 Scottish and Southern Energy Case Study

Alistair Steele

Alistair Steele Project Manager, Future Networks and Policy, SSE

  • LV Connected Batteries
  • Overview 3 x 25kW units - What benefits can storage connected at LV potentially provide to a DNO?
  • Installation - How and where the storage was located
  • Commissioning - Initial proving / G59/2 acceptance / efficiency calculations
  • Operation - Real time data to define benefits case
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Energy Storage

    Denis O'Leary

    Denis O'Leary Head of Smart Energy Technologies, ESB

    • Impact of intermittent renewables (particularly wind)
    • Electric Vehicles
    • Smart Storage Heaters
    • Large scale storage - economics and market issues

    14:20 State of Practice of Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) in the United States and the World

    Michael  King

    Michael King Principal, Hydrodynamics

    • Earth based geological structures are the only option to service as air storage vessels for bulk energy CAES facilities.
    • Earth based structures suitable for service as air storage vessels include 1) solution mined salt cavities, 2) excavated mine cavities, 3) aquifer-water bearing geologic structures, and 4) depleted natural gas reservoirs
    • Hydrodynamics is currently developing CAES in depleted natural gas fields in California and Nebraska, and an aquifer storage field in California
    • Hydrodynamics numerical modelling analysis of CAES in depleted natural gas fields confirm the technical feasibility of this air storage system

    15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Flexibility analysis of several storage types on distribution grid level and battery lifecycle behavior

    Grietus Mulder

    Grietus Mulder Expert Smart Grids and Electricity Storage, Vito

    • Results of life cycle tests on batteries for self-consumption in houses
    • Lab test results of an active controlled heat pump (smart grid communication) with heat storage to optimally integrate renewable energy
    • Flexibility assessment of energy technology concepts with storage on distribution grid level

    16:10 Supporting innovation and deployment of distributed energy storage

    Jonathan Radcliffe

    Jonathan Radcliffe Programme Director, Energy Storage, Centre for Low Carbon Futures and Senior Research Fellow, University Of Birmingham

    • The role for distributed energy storage
    • Technology push: research and development
    • In the middle:demonstrating and learning
    • Market pull: regulatory and policy frameworks
    • International links: collaborations and lessons
     

    16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Jonathan Radcliffe

    Jonathan Radcliffe Programme Director, Energy Storage, Centre for Low Carbon Futures and Senior Research Fellow, University Of Birmingham

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Chris Thompson

    Chris Thompson

    Project Delivery Manager, Customer-Led Network Revolution , Northern Powergrid
    Keith  MacLean

    Keith MacLean

    Policy and Research Director, SSE
    Sally Fenton

    Sally Fenton

    Project Leader, Innovation Delivery, Department of Energy and Climate Change

    Alistair Steele

    Project Manager, Future Networks and Policy, SSE
    Alistair Steele

    Anthony Price

    Director, The Electricity Storage Network
    Anthony Price

    Chris Thompson

    Project Delivery Manager, Customer-Led Network Revolution , Northern Powergrid
    Chris Thompson

    David Green

    CEO and Founder Ecoisland Partnership, Eco Island
    David Green

    David Sowden

    Chief Executive, Micropower
    David Sowden

    Denis O'Leary

    Head of Smart Energy Technologies, ESB
    Denis O'Leary

    Grietus Mulder

    Expert Smart Grids and Electricity Storage, Vito
    Grietus Mulder

    Jill Cainey

    Research Scientist, Swanbarton
    Jill Cainey

    John Hayling

    Investment, Policy & Low Carbon Development Manager, Future Networks, UK Power Networks
    John Hayling

    Jonathan Radcliffe

    Programme Director, Energy Storage, Centre for Low Carbon Futures and Senior Research Fellow, University Of Birmingham
    Jonathan Radcliffe

    Karima Boukir

    Head of Energy Management & Future Grids, EDF Energy R&D UK Centre
    Karima Boukir

    Keith MacLean

    Policy and Research Director, SSE
    Keith  MacLean

    Michael King

    Principal, Hydrodynamics
    Michael  King

    Mo Cloonan

    Head of development, Community Energy Scotland
    Mo Cloonan

    Neal Wade

    Lecturer, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University
    Neal Wade

    Sally Fenton

    Project Leader, Innovation Delivery, Department of Energy and Climate Change
    Sally Fenton

    Stuart Norman

    Storage Technology Consultant, E.ON New Build & Technology
    Stuart Norman

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