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7th Residential Energy Storage Forum Program

23 - 25 June 2020 - Sydney
7TH Residential Energy Storage Forum 2020

Welcome Address

Parveena Basheer, Conference Researcher, DUFRESNE (SINGAPORE)

Determining The Best Way To Value-Stack A Variety Of Revenue Streams For Residential Energy Storage Applications And Increase Mass Market Adoption

  • Identifying the multiple markets and value chain that residential energy storage can tap into
  • Quantifying the various monetisable applications of residential energy storage
  • Which services are of most interest to customers and how much are they prepared to pay?
Marija Petkovic
Marija Petkovic
Managing Director
ENERGY SYNAPSE, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Utilizing Renewable Energy Storage In The Form Of Renewable Gases Like Hydrogen And Bio-Methane To Provide Renewable Energy On Demand For Residential Customers

  • Developing processes to store renewably generated energy in existing network infrastructure without further investment or network augmentation
  • Testing intermittent and variable energy conversion of renewable gas, providing on-demand energy in the gas distribution network
  • Comparing the energy efficiency of gases like hydrogen and bio-methane in storage solutions to standard residential batteries
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
Network Innovation Manager
JEMENA, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Utility: How To Reduce Cost And Educate Customers To Accelerate Adoption Of Residential Energy Storage Within A Continuously Changing Technology Environment

  • Examining methods used to accurately predict potential cost-savings and return of investments for customers
  • Understanding customer motivation and capacity to provide network support services from their energy storage assets
  • Educating customers about the long-term benefits of residential energy storage and understanding which marketing messages are working best with consumers so far
Mark Di Iorio
Mark Di Iorio
Product Development Manager
ORIGIN ENERGY, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Utility: Developing Dynamic Export Limits For Residential Energy Storage Systems That Respond To Changes In The Network In Real Time

  • Examining existing approaches to managing network capacity constraints
  • Using real-time data and creating a standard platform where the amount of renewable energy inputs can be maximised
  • Analysing requirements of Distributed Network Service Providers (DNSP) and other stakeholders in implementing dynamic export limits
James Brown
James Brown
Future Networks Engineer
SA POWER NETWORKS, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Forecasting When The Costs Of Batteries Per kWh Will Fall And By How Much In Order To Achieve Mass Market Penetration

  • Evaluating the different factors that affect the costs of batteries
  • Predicting the fall in the price of batteries per kWh for the next 5, 10, and 15 years
  • What would be an achievable ratio between cost and energy density that will improve mass market adoption
Applications for this slot are still open - APPLY HERE

Developing New Algorithms To Identify And Ease Congestion Within The Distribution Network

  • Calculating and publishing operating envelopes for all distributed energy resources (DER) in the distribution network
  • How to achieve advancements in data ingestion, forecasting and analysis using precise algorithms?
  • What type of coding enables the most efficient decision making?
Benjamin Weise
Benjamin Weise
CTO - Battery Storage & Grid Integration Program
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Identifying The Policy, Regulatory, Customer And Technical Requirements Of Increasing The Adoption Of Residential Energy Storage Systems

  • Examining the rate of uptake in different forms of distributed energy resources (DER) in recent years
  • What market, technical, customer and regulatory settings are required to increase the uptake of DER in Western Australia?
  • What actions should be prioritised in order to ensure safe, secure and affordable electricity supply in the short, medium and long term?
Jai Thomas
Jai Thomas
Project Director
ENERGY POLICY WESTERN AUSTRALIA, (AUSTRALIA)
 

C&I: Evaluating The Results From Installing 1 MWh Behind-The-Meter Energy Storage System On A University Campus With 20 Buildings

  • Examining the system design of the first and largest hybrid energy storage system in Australia
  • Developing a platform to control a wide range of distributed energy resources, including 1 MWh energy storage across 20 buildings
  • Understanding and quantifying the value gained from installing behind-the-meter storage and how it can be deployed to the rest of the state
Andrew Pintar
Andrew Pintar
Manager Microgrid Strategy & Commercialisation
MONASH UNIVERSITY, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Improving The Current Industry Standards By Covering A Wider Range Of Residential Energy Storage Technologies

  • Developing industry standards and regulations that are not just limited to lithium-ion so that other battery technologies can be eligible for government rebates
  • Including both AC and DC coupled systems in the best practice guide to allow for greater energy efficiency
  • How should residential energy storage systems be commissioned, installed and maintained in line with international standards?
Applications for this slot are still open - APPLY HERE

Utility: Combining Demand Management Technologies With Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers To Support The Grid And New Residential Energy Storage Applications

  • Examining the potential safety hazards related to installing EV chargers in homes
  • Analysing the functionalities provided by controllable EV chargers and how to encourage increased uptake
  • Collecting data on customer charging patterns to make decisions on future programs and rates
Kristian Handberg
Kristian Handberg
Lead Electric Vehicles
AGL ENERGY, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Using Blockchain To Enable A Robust And Reliable Market Framework That Ensures Integrity In All Transactions Within The Energy Trading Environment

  • Improving the efficiency and transparency of energy markets through blockchain
  • Creating a digital marketplace for residential energy storage consumers to trade energy in real time using energy trading software
  • Blockchain technology as a measuring, reporting and verification tool
Anthony Vippond
Anthony Vippond
CEO
LOTUS ENERGY, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Panel Session: Determining The Best Ways To Ease The Integration Of Distributed Energy Resources Into The National Energy Market

  • Discussing more suitable connection agreement structures that will increase integration of DERs into the energy market
  • Analysing more flexible business models that generate more profit with higher participation of DERs
  • Evaluating the benefits of a bi-directional energy market to all stakeholders
Mark Woodall
Mark Woodall
Chairman
GREENSYNC, (AUSTRALIA)
 
Justin Harding
Justin Harding
Manager Network Innovation
AUSNET SERVICES, (AUSTRALIA)
 
Ed Chan
Ed Chan
Director
AUSTRALIAN ENERGY MARKET COMMISSION, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Livestream with Q&A: Evaluating The Results From The Brixton Project In London And Understanding How Residential Energy Markets Can Interact With The Grid

  • Verifying the performance of the electricity network control system used. What needs improving?
  • Evaluating the ROI - What were the economics from the last 5 years and what will they be in 20 years, 10 years and 5 years and how do the economics influence the system design?
  • Lessons learnt: examining one technical and one strategic mistake and suggesting a solution for future developers
Maria Brucoli
Maria Brucoli
Smart Energy Systems Manager
EDF, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Networking Drinks Reception & Gala Dinner

1 hour drinks reception followed by a 3 hour gala dinner where speakers and delegates will come together to discuss the day's topics in a more relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Sydney.

Breakfast With Utilities

This invitation-only session is where 10 utilities will gather to discuss issues with Residential Energy Storage that they have been facing in the last year and brainstorm solutions to overcome them. For questions please email: emily@energystorageforum.com

Utility: Examining How The Gap Between Feed-In-Tariffs And Regular Usage Tariffs Influences The Uptake Of Residential Energy Storage Systems

  • How can differentiated price signals be developed in order to incentivise efficient consumer behaviour
  • Developing a standardised price gap between feed-in-tariffs and regular usage tariffs that enables consumers to value self-generated energy more than grid purchased energy
  • Examining the best tariff models and what can  be learnt from them
Jude Ariyaratnam
Jude Ariyaratnam
Head of Pricing & Revenue
MOMENTUM ENERGY, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Utility: Maintaining Distribution Network Stability While Introducing More Distributed Energy Resources Into The Grid

  • How to aggregate DERs into separate, meaningful groups that can be easily manipulated
  • Disseminating charging and discharging schedules of batteries to obtain maximum efficiency for households without threatening grid stability
  • Achieving a fully secure end to end system integration of different appliances and storage applications
Eddie Thanavelil
Eddie Thanavelil
Demand Side Innovation Engineer
EVOENERGY, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Utility: Examining The Role Of Distribution Network Visibility In Active Management Of Distributed Energy Resources In The Grid

  • Increasing network hosting capacity of DERs by maximising their participation in energy, ancillary and network services markets
  • Active management of the network to optimise the utilisation of the assets and DER
  • Supporting the increased uptake of DERs without the need for major investment in network augmentation
Daniel Eghbal
Daniel Eghbal
Manager Future Network Strategy
ENERGY QUEENSLAND, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Developing Clear Pricing Structures, Network Access And Connection Agreements To Improve The Efficiency Of Residential Energy Storage Systems

  • Introducing reliable third party aggregators to offer demand response in the National Energy Market (NEM)
  • Designing a suitable pricing structure for third party aggregators to leverage on
  • Ameliorating the impacts of coordinated battery activity in sections of the network through a combination of pricing and control
Ed Chan
Ed Chan
Director
AUSTRALIAN ENERGY MARKET COMMISSION, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Investigating Cost-Efficient Ways To Upgrade Battery Installation In Order To Adhere To Safety Standards In Residential Environments

  • Developing free standing batteries that do not need to be bolted against any surfaces
  • Examining different fireproof materials to determine the safest and most cost-efficient one to be used as a casing
  • Standardising a well insulated and well ventilated casing that can be retrofit onto all batteries from any manufacturer
Applications for this slot are still open - APPLY HERE

Understanding And Overcoming The Risks Of Installing Residential Energy Storage Systems

  • Evaluating different battery chemistries and the different requirements for installation, operation and maintenance
  • Identifying the potential threats and hazards of installing batteries in households
  • Developing an industry wide consensus on how to manage those risks, including training emergency responders on how to manage residential energy storage related hazards
Kate Cavanagh
Kate Cavanagh
Research Manager
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Utility: Enabling Open “Plug and Play” Capabilities For Distributed Energy Resources To Integrate With New Energy Markets

  • Developing harmonised open communication protocols
  • Allowing seamless connection of batteries from all manufacturers to any digital platform
  • Discussing the provision of innovative services to enable easy upgrades of existing systems
Justin Harding
Justin Harding
Manager Network Innovation
AUSNET SERVICES, (AUSTRALIA)
 

C&I: Examining The Business Model For Implementing Energy Storage Into The Commercial & Industrial Sectors

  • Examining the approach to facilitate the financing of the project from banks, investors and other stakeholders
  • Identifying the true savings figures that can be achieved with energy storage
  • What are the main KPIs to be considered?
Christopher Hamilton
Christopher Hamilton
Facilities Manager
IKEA, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Evaluating Which Business Models Will Shorten Energy Storage Payback Periods To Match Those Of Solar PV Panels

  • Addressing the high upfront costs of energy storage systems
  • Analysing business models that will lower the upfront costs of installing batteries
  • Examining how current rebate schemes can be improved to reduce upfront costs of installing energy storage systems in households
Ben Lovell
Ben Lovell
Managing Director
Living Energy, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Making Smart Investment Decisions In A Constantly Evolving Energy Market

  • What factors must be considered when investing in new energy technology and/or developments
  • Managing investment risk in such a rapidly evolving energy landscape
  • Predicting energy market trends for the next 5 years
Tim Buckley
Tim Buckley
Director of Energy Finance Studies
Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Panel Session: New Standard AS/NZS 5139: Do The Safety Precautions Taken Outweigh The Restrictions And Additional Costs Incurred In The Installation Process?

  • Examining standard AS/NZS 5139, its usefulness and implications on the residential energy storage industry - battery companies, installers, consumers
  • Analysing the restrictions that the standard poses on existing households and how to overcome them
  • How does this standard compare to installation rules overseas?
Kate Cavanagh
Kate Cavanagh
Research Manager
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION, (AUSTRALIA)
 
Johan Van Zyl
Johan Van Zyl
Solar & Storage Trainer
CANBERRA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (CIT), (AUSTRALIA)
 
Anne Pellegrino
Anne Pellegrino
Director
PELLEGREEN, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Livestream with Q&A: Transforming Residential Energy Storage Structure And Optimising Operational Performance With Internet of Things (IoT), Home Networks & Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Examining the long-term benefits and savings by incorporating Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain and Smart Technologies with energy storage
  • Analysing successful examples of implementing Smart Technologies to optimise energy storage operations
  • Developing a tool to analyse and manage data to improve customer engagement and retention
Marco Gazzino
Marco Gazzino
Head of Innovation
ENEL X, (AUSTRALIA)
 

BUILDING THE ACTION PLAN – WITH DRINKS!

Participants will delve deep into key industry challenges chosen by the audience and will brainstorm solutions with a step-by-step action plan. Delegates will be divided into smaller groups to exchange insight and connect with industry experts on the specific issues voted for by the attendees thus tailoring the conference even further to answer the specific needs of the audience.

Breakfast With Investors

Identifying New Opportunities For Investors In The Changing Australian Energy Market
4 investors will lead a 1 hour long Question & Answer session while breakfast is being served before the start of Forum Day 3
Trevor Thomas
Trevor Thomas
Managing Director
Ethinvest, (AUSTRALIA)
 
Tim Buckley
Tim Buckley
Director of Energy Finance Studies
Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis, (AUSTRALIA)
 
Mark Woodall
Mark Woodall
Chairman
GREENSYNC, (AUSTRALIA)
 
Jeremy Burke
Jeremy Burke
Head of Product & Strategy
IMPACT INVESTMENT GROUP, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Evaluating The Value Of Residential Batteries Vs Grid Connected Battery Energy Storage

  • Analysing the benefits of grid-side utility-owned batteries against behind-the-meter household batteries
  • Assessing the business case for grid-side or community batteries
  • What regulatory changes are necessary to integrate more residential energy storage solutions into the market and what are the benefits to consumers?
Warwick Forster
Warwick Forster
Managing Director
APOGEE, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Balancing Renewable Generation Variability To Maximise Value By Integrating Residential Energy Storage Systems Into A Virtual Power Plant

  • Improving grid security and reducing electricity bills by introducing smart requirements for all batteries
  • Evaluating the usefulness of an integrated data platform to achieve higher cost savings and new business models
  • Reviewing the efficiency and effectiveness of the VPP program to date and determining what could be improved
Craig Chambers
Craig Chambers
Investment Director
AUSTRALIA RENEWABLE ENERGY AGENCY (ARENA), (AUSTRALIA)
 

Utility: Customer Choice: Comparing The Business Case For Distribution Community Batteries VS Orchestrated Residential Behind-The-Meter Batteries Based On The Western Australian Experience

  • Examining case studies of community batteries in the South West Interconnected System and the customer value proposition
  • Evaluating the ability of each business model to access value streams
  • Identifying risks for providers and customers of each business model
James Giblin
James Giblin
New Energy Delivery Manager
SYNERGY, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Utility: Overcoming Technical And Economic Barriers Of High Penetration Of Distributed Energy Resources By Introducing Intelligent Distributed Energy Systems

  • Using remote monitoring and control of DER devices to unlock greater value for customers and networks
  • Examining trends and opportunities for small scale residential battery energy storage systems
  • Understanding customer attitudes and acceptance of DER coordination to inform new retail products and models
Andrew Blaver
Andrew Blaver
General Manager Customer Experience
HORIZON POWER, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Utility: Developing A Suite Of Software Tools And Applications In Order To Understand The Best Technology Solutions For The Grid Of The Future

  • How to collect insights for each customer group to create accurate energy profiles
  • Determining the shape of the future electricity grid in order to establish short-term and long-term network investment plans
  • Identifying opportunities for new technology solutions that have shown promise in supplying end-users more efficiently
Ben Bristow
Ben Bristow
Head of Grid Transformation
WESTERN POWER, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Analysing The Different Battery Chemistries Available In The Market And Determining The Most Suited For Residential Energy Storage Applications

  • Determining the three essential key performance indicators for batteries under household conditions
  • Ensuring the reliability of batteries by examining failure rates and safety requirements for residential installations
  • How to objectively compare different battery performances against different manufacturers?

Applications for this slot are still open - APPLY HERE

Analysing Current Government Programs, Policy Developments and Initiatives and Their Effectiveness in Increasing Adoption Of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)

  • Evaluating the latest policy developments in the area of battery storage
  • Examining available government initiatives and how they reduce the cost of purchasing and installing solar systems for households
  • Establishing a common framework to identify the best incentive programs that address the needs of the household/organisation
Anne Pellegrino
Anne Pellegrino
Director
PELLEGREEN, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Turning Quantity Into Quality: How To Manage The Large Quantities Of Data Generated By The Increased Combination Of IoT Enabled Devices With Residential Energy Storage

  • Aggregating and distributing extremely large datasets in order to increase network visibility
  • Optimising machine learning (a subset of AI) to analyze big data collected from IoT devices
  • Creating a stable foundation for security infrastructure to protect customer data

Applications for this slot are still open - APPLY HERE

Utility: Customer Choice: The Business Case For Shared Distribution Level Batteries and Identifying Key Challenges in a Vertically Disintegrated Energy Sector

  • Evaluating the ability of a shared asset to dynamically access multiple value streams
  • Assessing wider customer benefits of shared batteries as an equitable and scalable storage solution
  • Identifying key regulatory issues for the business model in a gross pool market such as the National Electricity Market (NEM)
Felix Keck
Felix Keck
Strategy Manager
AUSGRID, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Utility: Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Residential Battery Energy Storage System In Reducing Peak Demand On The Network Under Various Operating And Environmental Conditions

  • Measuring the network demand reduction potential from installing battery energy storage systems in residential premises
  • Optimising battery dispatch to maximise network support
  • Identifying the cost benefit to a customer under different tariff structures
Romele Constantino
Romele Constantino
Non-Network Solutions Engineer
ENDEAVOUR ENERGY, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Reducing Business Costs And Emissions By Integrating Solar With Load Management And Storage

  • Understanding the scope of energy storage and load management for SMEs
  • Evaluating the financial paybacks for load control and energy storage
  • Identifying technical, financial and/or policy barriers to optimising renewable energy and load management
Dani Alexander
Dani Alexander
Research Principal
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY (UTS), (AUSTRALIA)
 

Designing A Financial Mechanism That Overcomes Barriers To Environmental Upgrades Including Split Incentive Between Landlords And Tenants

  • Examining the installation rate of distributed energy resources in rented properties. How can financing be organised for landlords and tenants of these properties?
  • Developing a flexible, long term loan to lower upfront costs and increase the return on investment from residential energy storage solutions
  • What are the auxiliary, soft and hard costs associated with building upgrade projects that need to be funded?
Scott Bocskay
Scott Bocskay
CEO
SUSTAINABLE AUSTRALIA FUND, (AUSTRALIA)
 

Livestream with Q&A: Building A Virtual Power Plant With Battery Storage Stations For Local And Global Applications

  • Energy transition Germany: Up to 250% Renewable share in local grids
  • Lessons learnt from developing a 0.5-2MW battery powered transformer station
  • Integrating battery stations for industry and grid operators through a VPP
Jost Broichmann
Jost Broichmann
Project Manager Distribution Storage/Virtual Plants
WEMAG, (AUSTRALIA)
 
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