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Electricity Storage Network holds annual meetings and conferences for all involved in electricity storage as well as special interest meetings.

Upcoming ESN Meetings

ESN Members Meeting

Tuesday 6 December 2016 - 14:00 - 17:00 

TLT Solicitors, 20 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7JE. 

For further details and to register click here.


 

The 2017 Electricity Storage Network Annual Symposium will be the ninth in a successful series. The symposium is well attended by industry experts from UK and Europe, policy makers (Government and the Regulator), and users of electricity storage, including National Grid and Distribution Network Operators. For further details:

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If you would like to sponsor the Electricity Storage Annual Symposium, take a look at our Electricity Storage Annual Symposium 2017 – Sponsorship Brochure:  

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To discuss sponsorship opportunities or to tailor a package to your needs contact Aud: Tel: 01666 840948 or aud@electricitystorage.co.uk.

 


 

Other conferences 

UK ENERGY STORAGE 2016

30 November - 2 December

University of Birmingham

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Previous Meetings

Calendar 2016

Annual Meeting 2016

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Calendar 2015

ESN Members Meeting July 2015 - Visit to UKPN -

Smarter Network Storage

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Venue: Leighton Buzzard

 

As part of the Smarter Network Storage project, UKPN has undertaken a number of studies associated with the commercial and regulatory framework associated with energy storage. 

 

UKPN intends to submit its report on their proposed changes to the regulatory and licensing regime in September 2015 to OFGEM. The staff of UKPN wish to discuss their findings and recommendations with the members of the Electricity Storage Network before finalizing the report and presenting it to OFGEM.

 

 This meeting is for paid members of the Electricity Storage Network only.

 Registration will be limited to 1 attendee/member company. 

 Registration through the Eventbrite meeting registration service.

 


 

ESN Members Meeting with DECC Officials on Innovation &

Storage

Tuesday 9 June 2015

This meeting covers two important aspects relating to energy storage.

    1. We will hear about The Electricity Storage Network's participation in the DECC/Ofgem Smart Grid Forum Workstreams of relevance to electricity storage. The session will also cover policy development in relation to flexibility, smart grid and energy policy.
    2. The second part of the meeting will include a presentation and discussion by DECC’s Innovation Delivery team on the next phase of their innovation programme.

This meeting is for paid members of the Electricity Storage Network only.

 Registration will be limited to 2 attendees / member company.

 Registration through the Eventbrite meeting service.


Energy Storage Association 25th Annual Conference

May 27-29th Dallas

With three days of area site tours, collaborative workshops, interactive panels and insightful keynotes, the ESA are planning a large and impactful conference in celebration of their 25th anniversary! 


Renewable Energy Marketplace

21st April 2015
Westpoint Arena,
Exeter

 Everything you need to know about renewable energy, energy efficiency measures and generation. Dr Jill Cainey, from the Electricity Storage Network, will be speaking about energy storage alongside Ben Bowler, from Siemens. 

This session will cover the different types of storage available on the market, how they work and what they cost. It will also look at some examples of storage in practice and how the technology is likely to develop in the future.


Members only Meeting

Date: 4th March 2015
Location: Portland House, Bressenden Place, SW1E 5BH
Members have been sent an email with a link to register for this event. 

Grid code compliance for Renewable Generation and the opportunities for electricity storage.

The third electricity package of the EU will introduce 10 new codes which control the operation of the electricity systems across the EU. Some of these will have significant changes on the operation of the network.  This seminar, with inputs from our members who are actively preparing for the introduction of these new codes, will consider the impact of grid code compliance for renewable generation and the opportunities and issues for electricity storage.

The meeting is free to attend for members of the ESN (maximum 2 attendees per company, 1 attendee per associate) and there will be a charge for non members.

Agenda

1. Andrew Jones, S&C Electric - Background to proposed changes in the European Grid Code for connection of renewables

2. Joe Duddy, RES - A renewable developers viewpoint on the proposed changes and its implications

3. Open Discussion, and summary of impacts on the electricity storage industry

4. Closing comments from the ESN.


An Open Symposium on developing electricity storage in the UK 

Innovation - Demonstration - Implementation

Wednesday 28th January 2015
One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

Members only Meeting

Date: 4th March 2015
Location: Portland House, Bressenden Place, SW1E 5BH
Members have been sent an email with a link to register for this event. 

Grid code compliance for Renewable Generation and the opportunities for electricity storage.

The third electricity package of the EU will introduce 10 new codes which control the operation of the electricity systems across the EU. Some of these will have significant changes on the operation of the network.  This seminar, with inputs from our members who are actively preparing for the introduction of these new codes, will consider the impact of grid code compliance for renewable generation and the opportunities and issues for electricity storage.

The meeting is free to attend for members of the ESN (maximum 2 attendees per company, 1 attendee per associate) and there will be a charge for non members.

Agenda

1. Andrew Jones, S&C Electric - Background to proposed changes in the European Grid Code for connection of renewables

2. Joe Duddy, RES - A renewable developers viewpoint on the proposed changes and its implications

3. Open Discussion, and summary of impacts on the electricity storage industry

4. Closing comments from the ESN.

Calendar 2014

3rd November 2014 Members only Meeting, Central London:

A meeting held to discuss the practical issues between renewable policies and storage policies. 

Agenda topics:

  • The Renewable Energy Association introduced their policies for renewables, including storage
  • The Electricity Storage Network discussed the development for its storage policies
  • Joint discussion on comments of themes, future direction and mutual interests

  


 

17th July 2014: Central London:
“Incentives for electricity storage”
Review of the proposed capacity market as it applies to electricity storage and examine alternative support mechanisms for storage. Free for Energy Storage Network Members; non members welcome pay nominal charge. Registration is through the Eventbrite booking process.


13th May 2014: Supporting the PRASEG reception in the House of Commons. Members only meeting. See the PRASEG website for more details. Or visit NEWS


29th January 2014: Institution of Civil Engineers, London, Annual Meeting: 
“Symposium on developing the market for electricity storage”
90 delegates plus media attended and a record of this symposium is on our home page. Topics included Balancing the need for large scale and small scale storage, The impact of wind power and solar, Subsidies for renewable which may distort the market, Targets for electricity storage, Developing a market for storage services in the power markets of the UK, Other countries. Presentations and videos are available to members though this link www.electricitystorage.co.uk/developingthemarket

 



Calendar 2013


23rd July 2013: Central London, Members meeting: 
“Discuss public message and current status of electricity market reform. Afternoon seminar on business models for electricity storage.”


19th June 2013: London, Members meeting: 
“Developing the potential of microgeneration and domestic energy storage for the smart grid”, Morning The Electricity Storage Network workshop


12th April 2013: Central London, Members meeting:
“Electricity Storage and sustainability” Discussion and Seminar


Calendar 2012

 

15th October 2012: Central London, Members only meeting: 
Discuss with DECC the “Proposals for electricity storage innovation and the role of the capacity mechanism as a means of introducing storage onto the network”.


31st May 2012: Central London, Members only meeting: 
Follow up our previous successful meeting in March, Members of the E S N met officials from DECC to discuss UK Electricity Storage Policy. Presentation slides used at the meeting may be downloaded here.


12th March 2012: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London: Annual Meeting: 
“Energy storage for power networks”. 
More than 80 delegates attended the annual conference organised jointly with the hosting Institution. The conference covered electricity storage and the national interest, international perspectives, financing and policy issues and updates on current electricity storage projects and the role of energy storage as a vital part of UK’s industry. The meeting was chaired by Ian Arbon and included presentations by speakers from DECC, electricity network companies, energy storage manufacturers, contractors and consultants and universities.


2nd February 2012: Central London, Members meeting: 
“Maximising the impact of Electricity Storage for the UK”.
Following our successful members and special interest meeting in London last December. The agenda included discussions on the current requirements for electricity storage, cost and value issues, mid and long term requirements, the opportunity in world markets, implementation. The detailed agenda may be downloaded here.

Calendar 2011

 

14th December 2011: LondonSpecial interest meeting: 
“Modelling the impact of electricity storage on power networks”. Presentations were made by a number of members and others who are involved in power system modelling and the modelling of electricity storage.


19th July 2011: Central London, Members only meeting: 
“DECC consultation on possible models for a capacity mechanism”


29th June 2011: National Grid Control Centre, Members only meeting: 
“Consultation with National Grid”. 
Discussion of recent consultation document with members of staff of National Grid, with particular reference to the use and application of electricity storage and we will be preparing and submitting a response to the document. The Press Release for the meeting is attached here (link to PDF file)

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