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Energy Storage Summit: What to expect at the London event

Completed EFR-contracted battery project at Blackburn Meadows, near Sheffield, England. National Grid is in the process of revising how it obtains grid services. Image: E.On.

Regulators, policymakers, experts, developers, utilities, aggregators and of course, energy storage industry participants will fill out the Victoria Park Plaza in London next week to discuss everything impacting the deployment of energy storage.   

The third annual Energy Storage Summit takes place at the end of February (27-28 February 2018) in London, brought to you by our publisher Solar Media.

Names announced to attend include Nancy Bowker at the US’ main energy regulator, FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), which has just set out rules for enabling the participation of energy storage in wholesale markets.

You will also be able to hear from and meet folk from the likes of distribution network operator (DNO) Western Power Distribution and UK Power Reserve, financiers like Capitas, Investec, SUSI Partners and Triodos Bank, utilities like EDF and WGL, aggregators such as Limejump and UK and international energy storage tech providers and system integrators and developers including Viking Cold Solutions, ABB, Fluence, Nidec, REStore, NEC ES, Alfen and many more.

The programme promises a lively mix. National Grid is overhauling how it procures various grid services, the industry continues to lobby for regulatory definitions of energy storage and these issues, along with the technical, financial and legal aspects of the industry, from co-location with renewables to real-world case studies and project data, will engage visitors from the Chair’s Opening Remarks at 9am on Tuesday until the conference adjourns the following afternoon.  

“The UK Energy Storage Summit is an ideal opportunity to celebrate the explosive growth of storage over the past year and take stock of maximising its future potential. Energy storage is capable of far more than frequency regulation and the Summit is a good moment to reflect on the significant value it creates across the generation, network and behind-the-meter segments," Dr Marek Kubik, market director at Fluence, said.

Attendees at last year's event. Image: Solar Media.

The London connection

While this is very much an international site, as you probably know by now, Energy-Storage.News’ offices are in London and our publisher Solar Media’s events staged around the world include the UK’s main national solar trade event (now known as Solar & Storage Live) in October, and, of course, the Energy Storage Summit.

This gives us an incredible visibility into what many analysts and industry figures have identified as one of the leading regions in the world for energy storage and related technologies. In just the past week, you could read Solar Media Market Research analyst Lauren Cook’s views on business models, technologies and current and predicted levels of deployment in the UK, in findings taken from her team’s newest report.

You could also have read two of our UK editorial team, Liam Stoker and David Pratt’s, almost-just-as-comprehensive looks at the energy storage industry in the country through policies, regulations, opportunities and interviews and commentaries from many of the leading players, politicians and other stakeholders.

All of these topics and more will leap from the pages of our sites and into the auditoriums and conference halls at the Victoria Park Plaza and we urge you to join us for an event that will help set the agenda for discussion across the industry this year.

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