Energy Storage Conference
14 - 15 May 2018
Energy Storage Conference
16 - 18 May 2018
Hotel Bristol Berlin
Energy Storage World Forum
16-18 May 2018
Separate Forum focussing on Large Scale Applications Only
Hotel Bristol Berlin
Energy Storage 5 star rating
Residential Energy Storage
14-15 May 2018
Hotel Bristol Berlin
Energy Storage 5 star rating
Energy Storage Academy
Masterclass A
"Securing Finance And Ensuring Bankability Of Energy Storage"
Masterclass B
"Evaluating Scalable Services And Energy Storage Technologies For Commercial And Industrial Applications"
15 May 2018
Hotel Bristol Berlin
Energy Storage 5 star rating
All Leaders In Energy Storage

Since 2010

We are Europe’s 1st conference dedicated solely to energy storage since 2010. We have a history of 10 successful Forums in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Past speakers include over 240 different Utilities from 54 Countries as well as Government and Regulator keynote speakers such as: Japan’s ex-Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, UK Govt. Climate Change Activist, Sir David King, Alternative Nobel Prize Winner, the late Dr. Hermann Scheer (Germany). Check out our photos section.

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What's Different?

Our Forum format includes 3 unique features such as an Action Planning session, a Breakfast with the Utilities and a Breakfast with Investors, all within a 5 star Hotel environment. 90% of our programme content is addressed by speakers representing project developers, buyers and end users of storage technologies. In 2018 in Berlin we feature speakers from more than 30 Utilities, 10 Regulators and 5 EPCs representing over 20 different countries. We are truly a World Forum. 

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What we do

We specialise on 2 separate Conferences and 3 Training Courses for energy storage professionals. A 2 day Forum focussing on Residential Applications and EoT (14-15 May, 2018). Another separate 3 day Forum instead focusses on Large Scale applications (16-18 May, 2018). The Energy Storage Academy runs a 2 day Training Course in different regions. We are committed to deliver quality driven content through researching and drafting each topic title in our programme before inviting speakers.

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Arnim Wauschkuhn

Sales Director Engineering and Consulting Services
Rosario Polito

Rosario Polito

Head Of Innovation And Storage
Gianluca Gigliucci

Gianluca Gigliucci

Head of Energy Storage Research

Felix Halfmann

Business Development Manager - Energy Storage
Etienne Gehain

Etienne Gehain

Head Of Corporate R&D Smart Energy & Environment

Stuart Norman

Solar & Storage Leader
David Manning

David Manning

Managing Director
Camille Chapalain

Camille Chapalain

Group Energy Manager


Sir David King

Climate Change Envoy

(The late) Hermann Scheer

Social Democrat member

Basil Scarsella

Forum 1 - Residential Energy Storage Forum
14 – 15 May, 2018
Forum 2 - Energy Storage World Forum
Large Scale Grid Connected Applications Focus 16 – 18 May, 2018

How To Predict Revenues More Accurately To Ensure Bankability Of Residential Energy Storage

  • Which tools and KPIs need to be evaluated?
  • Providing a review of accurate forecasting frameworks
  • Utilising simulation models to predict revenues effectively
Allan Baker
Allan Baker
Allan Baker
Global Head Of Power

Evaluating The Results From 20000 Residential Energy Storage Systems In Germany

  • What are the Key Performance Indicators To Monitor from 64 different values measuring every second?
  • Examining the results by evaluating price, size and manufacturers
  • What were the typical design choices and configurations bought by German consumers?
Kai-Philipp Kairies
Kai-Philipp KairieS
Kai-Philipp KairieS
Director Technical Consulting - Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems

Examining The Quality Impact On The Distribution Network With 70 Properties Using Residential Energy Storage

  • What type of services and incentives were possible for the residential customers
  • To what extent did the DNO have control from the battery unit in terms of peak shaving and demand response?
  • Evaluating 3 different battery technologies
Ismini Dimitriadou
Ismini Dimitriadou
Ismini Dimitriadou
Innovation Engineer

Exploring Innovative Regulatory Frameworks That Will Attract Investments And Develop New Energy Storage Projects In Europe

  • Details on how a consistent plan at European level for the installation of storage is being developed
  • What time scales and what type of regulation on storage shall be expected in Europe and in which countries?
  • Exploring ways to give project developers confidence in supporting energy storage projects
Tudor Constantinescu
Tudor Constantinescu
Tudor Constantinescu
Principal Advisor To The Director General For Energy

Applying Co-optimization Of Batteries To Improve Energy Arbitrage And Regulation Services

  • Evaluating different application combinations at different timescales
  • How to generate revenue and ensure a profit from multiple streams?
  • How to use multi-scale dynamic programming?
Arnim Wauschkuhn
Arnim Wauschkuhn
Sales Director Engineering and Consulting Services

One Year Operations Of Energy Storage Pilot Projects In Italy: How Regulators And TSOs Can Work Together To Disseminate Results To Market Players

  • The regulatory rationale for pilot project of storage operated by a TSO
  • Energy-driven (NaS) and Power-driven (Li-ion) storage: applications: targets and main results
  • Time-shifting storage application and Dynamic Thermal Rating: comparing results
Luca Lo Schiavo
Luca Lo Schiavo
Luca Lo Schiavo
Deputy Director – Infrastructure Regulatory Division, AUTORITÀ PER L’ENERGIA ELETTRICA E IL GAS
Rosario Polito
Rosario Polito
Rosario Polito
Head Of Innovation And Storage


Hotel Bristol Berlin
Kurfürstendamm 27 - Berlin 10719

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Introduction to Energy Storage Technologies

As intermittent renewables like wind and solar make up a larger percentage of power generation, energy supply becomes more variable — more power than the grid requires when the sun is shining, not enough when the sun goes down. To match supply to demand on a second by second basis, energy must be stored to be released at later times.

Coal, oil, gas and nuclear fuel are also forms of stored energy — the fuel is consumed as the energy is released. The main benefit of modern energy storage as that energy can be stored and released many times, hundreds or thousands of times (or more), over the system lifespan.

There are many different technologies being used to store energy, here are the main ones you will encounter along with some of their characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.

Types of Energy Storage Systems

Electrochemical Energy Storage

Electrochemical almost always means batteries or battery energy storage systems (BESS). In a charged battery, its chemical makeup causes an excess of electrons at the anode. These electrons flow to the cathode through the conductive electrolyte, causing an electrical current. Researchers are constantly trying to come up with new and improved battery chemistries — too many to examine in this introduction. The most commonly encountered electrochemical storage types are:

Solid state batteries

These are the batteries you will be used to seeing — in a laptop, a mobile phone or an electric car. These batteries use a solid electrolyte and have chemistries such as lithium-ion and lead-acid (although there are many more!). The main benefit of this technology (especially lithium-ion) is that it is incredibly energy dense and fast to respond; a lot of energy can be stored in a very small volume and released in a quick burst.

Flow batteries

Another class of batteries that are used in grid applications are flow batteries. Liquid electrolytes  are used instead of solids. While much larger and less energy dense than solid state batteries, for large stationary applications, flow batteries have other advantages such as their lower cost, non-toxic materials and extremely long lifespans.

Thermal Energy Storage

When a material is heated up or cooled down, this stored heat (or cold) can be used later. For example, heat from the sun can be used to heat well-insulated water tanks so that it can be used when the sun has gone down. Off-peak power can be used to cheaply heat or cool the storage material so the thermal energy can be used during expensive peak times.

When a storage material changes its phase (e.g. from liquid to gas, or solid to liquid), the material absorbs a lot of heat energy for later use. This is the physics behind molten salt thermal storage — electricity is used to melt the salt, storing the electrical energy as heat. When electricity is needed, the molten salt is used to turn water into superheated steam which can power turbines.

Heat and cold stored in this way can even be used months later, if the storage recipient is well-insulated — the Drake Landing Solar Community in Canada stores excess solar heat in huge underground boreholes so it can be used to heat homes in winter.

Mechanical Energy Storage

These storage technologies work by turning electrical energy into kinetic energy or gravitational potential energy (which will then be turned into kinetic energy).

Pumped hydropower

As recently as 2010, pumped hydroelectricity made up 99% of the world’s energy storage capacity. Water is pumped from lower to higher elevations when electricity demand is low, when it is high, the huge quantities of water rushing downstream are used to power turbines.

Unfortunately, the disadvantages of this method include the need for suitable geography and significant damage to ecosystems and communities caused by the building of large reservoirs.

Other mechanical

Different ways of storing energy mechanically involve spinning flywheels, compressing air and lifting huge weights to form “gravity batteries”. The kinetic or potential energy can then be released — letting the air expand or the weights drop — so that the motion can be turned back into electricity.

Advanced Energy Storage

Innovative scientists, researchers and companies have spent years researching new ways to store energy; there are simply too many of them out there to explore them all here in detail.

Some advanced energy storage methods include: supercapacitors and ultracapacitors, power-to-gas (converting electrical power to a gas fuel like hydrogen), liquid air, superconducting magnets… others have combined multiple energy storage technologies into one system to create hybrid solutions.



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