The second in the Cleantech Investor series of 'Smart Future' events addresses the theme of Energy Storage - a crucial component of a smart energy future.This morning briefing session will cover key themes relating to energy storage including:
The range of energy storage technologies emerging in the market
The applications for energy storage technologies
Utility scale energy storage
Distributed generation and energy storage
New business models which are emerging in the energy storage space
Investment opportunities in energy storage
Government policy and incentives for energy storage around the world
An appropriate policy for energy storage in the UK
The event takes place in the offices of Smith & Williamson, in central London, during the morning of 12 December 2013. Speakers will include:
Graham Cooley Dr Graham Cooley - CEO, ITM Power
Graham will speak about the potential for Power-to-Gas energy storage and specifically about the Power-to-Gas project at Mainova Aktiengesellschaftsite in Schielestrasse, Frankfurt am Main, where ITM Power recently delivered its first Power-to-Gas plant. The plant, for the Thüga group – the largest network of energy companies in Germany - is due to be commissioned in December 2013.
Gareth Brett – CEO, Highview Power
Gareth will speak about Highview Power's novel utility scale storage and power system - the technology involves cryogenic Energy Storage using liquefied air or liquid nitrogen as the storage medium. Highview is testing a pilot demonstrator hosted by SSE (Scottish & Southern Energy) and jointly funded by the UK’s Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC). The company's products include the Highview Cryo Energy System (a scalable, modular, energy storage system) and the Highview Cryo GenSet (modular): a zero emission alternative to a diesel genset or gas peaking plant.
Simon Daniel - CEO, Moixa Group
Simon will speak on the Moixa Group's MASLOW system, which powers DC (Direct Current) lighting and electronics from batteries charged at low-tariff times or from local solar resources. MASLOW storage assets can be made available to grid operators to provide distributed storage resources for local network and grid-scale needs.
Tony Davies - CEO, Atraverda
Tony will speak on the Atraverda bipolar battery technology breakthrough and its potential application for on-site energy storage (renewable backup and grid support) and telecom back up (mobile base stations). Atraverda's technology is based on ceramic lead acid batteries.
John Taylor - Director, Saft UK
John will speak on Lithium-ion energy storage systems facilitating grid integration of renewables. Energy Storage & Renewables is one of the solutions addressed by Saft Groupe, headquartered in France. Saft supplies battery systems for both off-grid and on-grid schemes, using Ni-Cd, Ni-MH and Li-ion technologies.
CARLO BROVERO - Proxhima srl
Carlo will speak about the potential energy storage applications for Vanadium Redox batteries. Proxhima, an Italian company, has developed a proprietary modular design for a Vanadium Redox battery which it aims to deploy on a 'MegaWatt Scale' a project in partnership with an Italian utility company.