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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.
Tony Cocker, Former Chief Executive of E.ON UK
Steve Holliday, Former Chief Executive of National Grid
Dr Ben Irons, Executive Director, Aurora Energy Research
Roger Atkins, Managing Director, Electric Vehicles Outlook
Annalisa Bell, Sales & Origination Manager, E.ON
Richard Braakenburg, Director, Co-Head Efficiency & Distributed Energy, GIB
Mark Cumbo, Director – Infrastructure & Renewables Energy, Santander
Olivier Fricot, Power & Infrastructure Finance, Investec Bank
Clare King, Associate Director, Osborne Clarke
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
Minal Patel, Partner, Foresight Group
Roisin Quinn, Head of SO Strategy, National Grid
Frances Warburton, Partner, Ofgem
Sam Wither, Chief Commercial Officer, UK Power Reserve
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 note there may be restrictions on the number of attendees per company
Please complete the registration form to confirm your attendance. If you have any further comments or queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Over 250 people packed into the Banking Hall in London to hear speakers from BEIS, Ofgem, Santander, National Grid to name a few, debate a number of pressing issues; including: what performance and lifetimes can we expect from today’s battery technologies, and how quickly they might improve in the future? What are the challenges and opportunities of transmission and distribution? What are the potential services batteries provide and how soon these will be profitable?