PAST KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Hermann Scheer

Social Democrat member
GERMAN BUNDESTAG (GERMAN PARLIAMENT)
President of Eurosolar
General Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy

Dr Scheer also won the alternative Nobel prize for his work on renewable energy, in this picture he is making the keynote speech at the first Energy Storage Forum in Beijing in 2010 organised by Dufresne. In 1999 Mr Scheer was one of the initiators of the German feed-in tariffs that were the major source of the rise of renewable energies in Germany during the following years.

Sir David King

Climate Change Envoy
UK GOVERNMENT

Sir David King currently serves as the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change. He was the Chief Scientific Adviser to H.M. Government under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and Head of the Government Office for Science from October 2000 to 31 December 2007. The picture was taken at our 7th Energy Storage World Forum in London where Sir King spoke.

Hans-Joachim Otto

Parliamentary State Secretary
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF ECONOMICS & TECHNOLOGY (GERMANY)

Mr Otto has been a member of the German Bundestag from 1990 to 1994 and again since 1998. Between 1998 and 2005, Otto was the FDP parliamentary speaker for media and cultural policies, and from 2005 to 2009, has chaired the parliamentary committee for cultural and media affairs. From 2009 to 2013 he was Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Here in the picture is seen speaking at our 6th Energy Storage World Forum in Berlin.

Anna Carolina Tortora

Head Of Innovation Strategy
NATIONAL GRID (UK)

Anna Carolina Tortora has been speaking at our world forums regularly since 2013 and has been one of our top 3 speakers in every event. Prior to joining National Grid Ms Tortora was Head of Innovation Research and Development for the whole Terna Group, including regulated as well as non regulated activities. Anna is a truly innovative thinker and leader in the space of Energy Storage putting thoughts and strategies into action before many other companies in the space of energy storage.

Yukio Hatoyama

Former Prime Minister
MEMBER OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY (JAPAN)

Picture: Mr Yukio Hatoyama, making the opening speech at the drinks reception of the Tokyo Energy Storage Forum

First elected to the House of Representatives in 1986, Hatoyama became President of the DPJ, the main opposition party, in May 2009. He then led the party to victory in the August 2009 general election, defeating the long-governing Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). He represented the Hokkaido 9th district in the House of Representatives.

Basil Scarsella

CEO
UK POWER NETWORKS

Prior to taking up the appointment at UK Power Networks, Basil was the CEO of Northern Gas Networks from 2005, also owned by the Cheung Kong Group, distributing gas to 2.5 million homes in the north east of England. From 1998, Basil was the CEO of ETSA Utilities, a privatised electricity distribution business in Australia

Alessandro Fiocco

CEO
TERNA PLUS

Terna Plus is the company belonging to the Terna Group. Terna is an Italian electricity transmission system operator based in Rome, Italy. In 2013, the company invested €31m in energy storage projects. Mr Fiocco spoke at our 8th Energy Storage World Forum.

Ian McLeod

CEO
ERGON ENERGY

Ian was the Keynote Speaker at our Energy Storage World Forum in Sydney in 2015. Ian was the leader of Ergon Energy Corporation Ltd the regional electricity retailer and distributor for Queensland, Australia. Dimensions: Employees – 4300, Customers – 730000, Revenue – $3.0B, Assets – $11.5B BRW top 100 Australian enterprise ranking for asset value and profit.

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