Summary Of Forum Day 1

Berlin, Germany— With the end of day 1 of the 6th Forum, delegates had listened to two keynote speakers, 10 speakers and 7 panellists. The first day covered a wide range of topics including regulation, the business case for storage and project results.

There was no better person to start the ball rolling at the Forum than the German Parliamentary State Secretary Hans-Joachim Otto, representing the Federal Ministry of Economics & Technology. The first of two Keynote Speakers, Otto shared the Federal Government’s view on energy storage regulation.

The second Keynote Speaker, Francesco del Pizzo, CEO of Terna Plus, put forward his business case on the 130 megawatt battery storage project in Southern Italy, one of the largest investments thus far in energy storage investment at €1 billion.

Samuele Lupatini of Fiamm put forward a positive business case for the installation of Energy Storage Systems on the resort islands of Maldives—a prime location for eco-friendly buildings, generating energy from renewable resources, and optimizing energy management.

Andrew Kwon of Samsung revealed early data from the test projects of the Jeju Smart Grid and Daegue City Residential Project. The Jeju Smart Grid Project has already involved 6,000 households with Smart Households and Smart Transportation, while the Daegue Project, which incorporated rooftop PV with ESS, helped to reduce energy bills by 58% and peak load by 71%.

Oliver Weinmann of Vattenfall shared how Europe’s share of renewable energy was increasing rapidly, but would require storage, which is heavily limited by the present market conditions and regulatory framework. According to Weinmann, new storage measures were required but also needed to be improved in terms of cost, technology, and reliability.

Representing EKZ, Michael Koller explained the key results of the 1 megawatt battery demonstration project in Zurich, Switzerland. Proposing the usage of the Model Predictive Control, Koller argued that storage capacities could be minimized.

Armed with data from the laboratories of the Southwest Research Institute in USA, Bapiraju Surampudi revealed some interesting facts about the efficiencies, charge resistance, static capacity, voltage, and duty cycles of batteries.

Finally from the panel, 7 representatives debated whether regulators or utilities should be the owners of energy storage.


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