Energy Storage Global Conference

ESGC 2014

From  19 to  21 November 2014,  EASE, the  European  Association  for Storage  of Energy, organised  the first Energy  Storage  Global  Conference in  the  Cercle  National  des Armées  in  Paris,  together  with  ESA  and  ATEE-CSE  (respectively the  American  and  French Energy  Storage  Association), DG Joint  Research  Centre and  DG  Energy of  the  European Commission and Sandia National Laboratories.
More  than 150 delegates attended  this  first  conference,  which  saw 40 speakers from the European  Commission, the  National Administrations,  Industry,  Research  Centres  and other National & International bodies.
During the 3 days conference, experts from all over the world discussed the latest trends in various energy storage technologies, compared business cases and assessed regulatory issues across segments and countries.
Patrick  Clerens,  Secretary  General of  EASE, and Matthew  Roberts, Executive  Director  of  ESA, summarized  the  main  conclusions of  the conference:
  1. Defining ‘energy storage’ in a policy and regulatory context is a high priority;
  2. Entry barriers and undue tariffs affecting storage need to be eliminated;
  3. Energy Storage systems are established, revenue generating solutions in some energy and services markets. In order to realise the high potential of additional value streams, further efforts are needed in the areas of technology, regulation and market design.
  4. Several energy storage technologies have reached technical maturity and are available on an industrial scale. RD&D must further be supported to unlock the full potential of each technology, enable upscaling and cost reduction, and to enable the emergence of new technologies.
  5. We  must emphasise  collaboration – It is critical  to  moving  global  markets  to  enable storage.

A  survey  taken  during  the event showed  a 95%  satisfaction level with  the  conference,  its organisation,  its  speakers,  its  content,  and  its  relevance.  Equally, there  was  a  general consensus to see it repeated in the future.

In  her  closing  address Ms  Colette  Lamontagne, Director  of Navigantand ESA  Chairwoman, asked the delegates to play an active role in developing energy storage markets:

Collaboration between these many countries is key to unlocking energy storage’s full potential. This conference has set the stage for continued advancement – but let’s  not  rest  with  what  we  have  accomplished  here.  Instead  let’s  turn  this momentum  into  a  global  opportunity  to  make  electric  grids  more  resilient  and efficient.”

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.

ESGC 2016

The second edition of the Energy Storage Global Conference took place at the Arsenal, in Brussels, from on 27 to 29  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.

During the 3-day conference, experts from all over the world discussed the latest trends in a wide range of energy storage technologies, compared business cases, and assessed regulatory issues across segments and countries.

Dr Zucker, Scientific/Technical Projects Officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Mr Clerens, Secretary General of EASE, and Mr Raadschelders, Vice-President of EASE, summarised the main conclusions of the conference as follows:

  • The speakers unanimously agreed that energy storage will play a vital role in the future energy system which is undergoing important changes right now Energy storage technologies are rapidly developing and are already commercially viable for a number of applications. It is now time for policymakers to catch up with these developments and create an enabling regulatory environment.
  • Defining ‘energy storage’in the upcoming Energy Market Design legislation is, therefore, a top priority to clarify its role in the energy system and to increase investor confidence.
  • The Energy Market Design regulation also needs to address a number of barriers hampering the deployment of energy storage in Europe, such as undue tariffs and double-taxing of energy storage devices, unclear rules around the ownership of energy storage, and non-market based provision of ancillary services.
  • European policies for RD&Din energy storage are using the right tools, but more funding is needed to reach the full potential of each energy storage technology, support continued upscaling and cost reductions, and encourage the emergence of new technologies in which European industries could become globally competitive.
  • The continued cooperation of all different stakeholders including industry, utilities and regulators is vitally important to implement storage successfully as a value-adding element in the future energy system.

Additional Material

You can read the full 3 day Programme here.

For the complete list of the speakers, please click 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.

Mr Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Energy Union

Mr Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy at the European Commission

Ms Andreea Strachinescu, Head of Unit New Energy Technologies and Innovation in the Directorate General for Energy

Mr Michel Matheu, Head of Strategy in the European Affairs Division of Electricité de France (EDF)

Mr Matt Roberts, Executive Director of the Energy Storage Association (ESA)

ESGC 2018

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.

Read now the highlights from the Energy Storage Global Conference 2018:

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For further information, please contact Ms Doriana Forleo (d.forleo@ease-storage.eu).

Energy Storage Global Conference

ESGC2018

ESGC2016
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.
ESGC2014

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.

 

ESGC 2014

ESGC 2014

From  19 to  21 November 2014,  EASE, the  European  Association  for Storage  of Energy, organised  the first Energy  Storage  Global  Conference in  the  Cercle  National  des Armées  in  Paris,  together  with  ESA  and  ATEE-CSE  (respectively the  American  and  French Energy …

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ESGC 2016

ESGC 2016

The second edition of the Energy Storage Global Conference took place at the Arsenal, in Brussels, from on 27 to 29  September 2016. More than 220 delegates attended the Conference, which saw 49 speakers from the industry, research centres and international…

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ESGC 2018

ESGC 2018

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…

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