On: 07/02/2017 09:00:00
Location: Olympia Conference Centre, London
Sector: UK Energy Storage
Attendees: This event is open to both members and non-members
Building on the REA's 'Energy Storage - The New Market Dynamic' event in January 2016, 'Energy Storage & Connected Systems' will bring together key industry figures to focus on the future of energy in the UK; covering practical examples of storage that are currently being deployed and how they integrate into a broader network of connected systems including smart buildings, grids and electric vehicle infrastructure.
After an opening plenary attended by all, the conference will split into two tracks covering both grid-scale storage and behind the metre, localised energy storage.
In both cases, the content will also look at how we establish a policy framework for energy storage in the UK, including developing common technical standards and good practice.
Organised by Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organiser, who successfully run both Europe’s largest oil & gas event, Offshore Europe, and the UK’s largest renewable energy event, All-Energy, this event is run in association with the Renewable Energy Association (REA), the united voice of renewable energy and clean technology in the UK and supported by its UK Energy Storage and Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle groups.
The UK energy storage market offers great potental. It's a changing market but the underlying drivers remain the same - a significant increase in renewable energy supplies amid growing demand for energy and, at the same time, various factors are putting increasing pressure on the electricity grid. The landmark EFR (Enhanced Frequency Response) contracts have kick started the large-scale market and turned the eyes of the world on UK energy storage providers.
This event will focus on what the UK is doing today in energy storage with examples of real companies, real business, that’s happening now; where the market and technology will go in the next few years and how, in many cases, especially in urban environments, it will integrate with a broader connected system within the council, business or home premises.
The outlook for energy storage, electric vehicles and smart, connected systems that manage the energy interface is extremely positive and the sectors are now growing rapidly, albeit from a small base. Issues of air quality in cities, grid constraints, the need to meet binding carbon targets and the deployment of more renewables are all drivers that will see these markets continue to grow, we believe rapidly, over the next few years both here in the UK and internationally.
The conference content related to connected systems will focus on companies, cities and consumers and provide valuable insights to public sector customers, the business community and ultimately the general public.
There is no event whose focus is on EVs, energy storage and the increasingly clever systems that join them together so we will be focussing on this exciting opportunity as part of the development of 'Energy Storage & Connected Systems'.
Our call for papers is now open - take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to submit a paper on one of the following topics:
The event will also house a small exhibition of technology providers from the energy storage arena, showcasing their solutions and capabilities during the 2-day event to this highly targeted group of attendees.
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