Aurora’s UK Battery Storage and Flexibility Conference

31 October 2017

Interest in battery storage and other flexible technologies continues to grow at a rapid pace, but much remains unclear about the investment case and market outlook. Like last year’s very successful event that brought over 250 people together for discussion; this event is designed to bring original analysis and forecasting from the Aurora team together with provocative insight and discussion from leading industry figures in a focused, half day session in central London.

The event will be particularly relevant to developers and investors in the flexibility space, looking to get to the heart of the issues that really matter in this fast changing area.

Keynote Speaker:

Steve Holliday – Former Chief Executive of National Grid plc


Dr Ben Irons, Executive Director, Aurora Energy Research

Roger Atkins, Managing Director, Electric Vehicles Outlook

Richard Braakenburg, Director, Co-Head Efficiency & Distributed Energy, GIB

Mark Cumbo, Director – Infrastructure & Renewables Energy, Santander

Janine Freeman, Business Development Director, UK Power Reserve

Olivier Fricot, Power & Infrastructure Finance, Investec Bank

Paul Massara, CEO, North Star Solar / Director, Electron

Dan Monzani, Head of Energy Security, BEIS

Chris Miles, Business Development Director, Anesco

Erik Nygard, CEO & Co-founder, Limejump

Themes include:

Batteries: will frequency response markets be oversupplied leading to a price crash? What might be the effect of National Grid’s redesign of ancillary service markets? When will other business models such as arbitrage be investable?

Gas peakers and DSR: how might the competition between flexible technologies play out? Will gas peakers continue to be developed post triad reform, and how will debt financing work? Will DSR live up to its potential in the GB market, and is this a threat to batteries?

The future of the energy system: how different could the future energy system look given falling costs of renewables, batteries, EVs and other new technologies? Will the wholesale market as we know it continue to exist or will radically new business models and players emerge?

This event is hosted by Aurora Energy Research
Cost: Free, but advance registration is required
Location: London (venue tbc)
Time: Tuesday 31 October 1pm – 6pm, followed by a networking reception


Please complete the registration form to confirm your attendance. If you have any further comments or queries, please email

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