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Energy Storage 2016 - Prospects for scaling up UK storage capacity

20 October 2016
09.00 - 17.00
Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
College Green
Bristol BS1 5TA
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This one-day conference, which is a follow-up to the hugely popular Energy Storage Conference run by the EI in 2013, will bring together a panel of policy-makers, industry experts, and innovators to explore the opportunities for the UK to develop efficient, economical storage solutions in order to achieve market penetration.

Understanding what the future energy system can, and should, look like is vital as we move towards more ambitious carbon budgets, and look for ways to solve the energy trilemma. 

It’s clear that energy storage is a key part of the solution in facilitating a smart system, yet it is often reported that the UK falls behind European counterparts in its efforts to create the right policy environment, investment opportunities and mix of technologies to scale-up its energy storage capacity.

The conference will focus on finding ways to overcome the issues of risk, political uncertainty, and limitations in available technology, that are holding the UK back from wide-scale deployment of renewables.



8.45     Registration and coffee
9.15     Chair's opening remarks
Jo Coleman, Director - Strategy Development, Energy Technologies Institute
9.25     Keynote: Transforming the energy system with energy storage
Goran Strbac, Professor of Energy Systems, Imperial College London
9.50     Keynote: UK energy storage policy – what lies ahead?
Danae Marshall, Senior Policy Advisor, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
10.15     The size and shape of the market for storage
Philip Lawton CEng, Head of Practice, Power Systems, Energy Systems Catapult
10.40     Network transition challenges
Jo Coleman, Director - Strategy Development, Energy Technologies Institute
11.00     Discussion: How can the UK use energy storage to accelerate decarbonisation?
11.20     Refreshments
11.50     Investing in electricity storage – opportunities and barriers in the UK
Adam Baddeley, Head of Energy, Eunomia Research and Consulting
12.15     Planning considerations for investing in and deploying energy storage projects
Thomas Leonard, Senior Consultant,DNV GL
12.40     New business models for home energy storage
Joe Warren, Managing Director, Powervault
13.05     Discussion: Creating the right environment for investment
13.20     Lunch
14.10     National Grid’s initiatives on flexibility
Dr Cathy McClay, Head of Commercial Operations, National Grid, National Grid
14.35     Exploring prospects for increasing installed capacity for distributed generation 
Mark Dale, Innovation and Low Carbon Engineer, Western Power Distribution; and
Steven Gough, Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer, Western Power Distribution
15.00     Refreshments
15.20     The potential for thermal storage
Innovating energy storage: case studies on the development of storage technologies
15.45     Alternative low carbon fuels – pathways and opportunities in engines
Professor Jamie Turner, Professor of Engines and Energy Systems, University of Bath
16.00     E-STOR: Interconnected modular energy storage systems using 2nd life EV battery packs
Ian McDonald, Technical Director, Connected Energy
16.15     Development of Liquid Air Energy Storage: current progress and future plans
David Kaye GradEI, Business Development Manager, Highview Power Storage
16.30     Sunamp heat batteries. Phase change materials for the future
Andy Trewin, Product Specialist, Sunamp
16.45     Discussion: What is the right mix of technologies for the UK?
17.15     Conference ends


Who should attend?

  • Managers from power generating companies, TSOs, DNOs and utilities
  • Regulators
  • Economists
  • Investors
  • Strategists
  • Governmental advisors
  • Consultants
  • Academia
  • Research and developers
  • Technical service providers
  • Technology designers and engineers
  • Project managers
  • Business development executives



This conference provides a cost-effective opportunity to enhance your knowledge of energy storage issues and opportunities.


  • EI Member  £175+VAT
  • EI Company Member  £225+VAT
  • Non-Member  £325+VAT
  • Academic organisations  £125+VAT
  • Students/GradEI Members  £75+VAT  (proof of student status is required) 

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