Energy Storage Global Conference


The Energy Storage Global Conference 2018 officially closed its doors on 26 October 2018 after three intensive days of discussions on energy storage technologies, policy, and markets. The ESGC 2018 confirms the success of the previous two editions thanks to the involvement of over 300 participants from all around the world, as well as 75 speakers and 16 exhibitors.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union, kicked off the Energy Storage Global Conference on 24 October 2018 by highlighting the role of energy storage as a critical link in the chain of the entire energy transition and modernisation of the European economy. During an interview with Mr Patrick Clerens, EASE Secretary General, the Vice-President also stressed the importance of large-scale deployment of energy storage to support the rapid decarbonisation of the energy system as required by the Paris Agreement.

The first day of the conference focused on the many different energy storage technologies that are being developed and deployed around the world. Speakers and participants explored the challenges and opportunities associated with each technology, and the immense value for the energy system of having a wide range of energy storage technologies available.

On day two, the conference focused on how to shape a better legislative and regulatory framework for storage, taking into account the rapid technological transformations. Speakers and panellists debated the European and the international perspective on energy storage policy and energy market design, and issues such the role of regulated entities in energy storage and the links between storage and clean mobility.

The final day of the conference was dedicated to exploring the economic viability of energy storage projects, the different revenue streams available to storage, and the barriers faced by different actors interested in financing or developing storage projects.

The three-day conference underlined that rapid technological change requires a shift in mindset when it comes to designing an enabling policy framework for energy storage and to ensuring a robust business case for storage.

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The 2nd edition of the Energy Storage Global Conference took place at the Arsenal, in Brussels, from the 27th to the 29th of September 2016.

More than 220 delegates attended the Conference, which saw 49 speakers from the industry, research centres and international bodies from the electricity, renewables and storage sectors, as well as representatives from the European Commission, the European Parliament and national administrations.

You can read the full 3 day Programme here.

For the complete list of the speakers, please click here. Watch the full interviews here.

You can read Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union, full Keynote Speech here.

To see a selection of the best pictures, please click here.


The 1st edition of the Energy Storage Global Conference took place at the Cercle National des Armées, in Paris, from the 19th to the 21st November 2014.

This first Global Conference was driven by Energy Storage Associations from Europe and the US, EASE and ESA, both the Directorate-General for Energy and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Sandia National Laboratories and the Department of Energy of the US.

You can read the full programme here.

For the full list of speakers, please click here. For the attendance list, please click here.

You can download all the presentations here.

Take a look at the selection of the best pictures here.






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