Aurora’s UK battery storage conference, September 2016

Our conference provided a platform to discuss the potential impact of battery storage in the UK, and the emerging investment opportunities.

Themes included:

  • Technology: What performance and lifetimes can we expect from today’s battery technologies, and how quickly might that improve in the future?
  • Investment models: What services might batteries provide, how will these be compensated, and how soon will they be profitable?
  • Transmission and distribution: What are the opportunitites, what are the challenges?
  • Technology: What performance and lifetimes can we expect from today’s battery technologies, and how quickly might that improve in the future?
  • Investment models: What services might batteries provide, how will these be compensated, and how soon will they be profitable?
  • Transmission and distribution: What are the opportunitites, what are the challenges?

Speakers:

Dr Ben Irons, Executive Director, Aurora Energy Research

Paul Massara, CEO, North Star Solar

Phil Sheppard, Director of SO Operations, National Grid

John Fiennes, Director, Energy Strategy, Networks and Markets, DECC

Professor Peter Bruce, Professor of Materials, University of Oxford

Erik Nygard, Co-founder, Limejump

Andy Burgess, Associate Partner, Energy Systems Intergration, Ofgem

Alejandro Ciruelos, Managing Director, Santander

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Aurora’s spring forum, March 2016

Held at the University of Oxford Examination Schools, our second annual spring forum brought together leading figures of the energy industry in an intimate setting to discuss emerging economic and political forces and likely market outcomes.

A champagne reception and formal dinner was held at the Divinity School with a private viewing of the Duke Humfrey’s library at the Bodleian.

Keynote Speakers:

The Rt Hon, Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Steve Holliday, Chief Executive, National Grid

Johannes Teyssen, Chairman and CEO, E.ON SE

Panels:

The UK’s role post-Paris: 2030 targets, renewables, efficiency, and the speed of coal’s death

  • Matthew Bell, Chief Executive, CCC
  • Tony Cocker, Chief Executive, E,ON UK
  • Demot Nolan, Chief Executive, Ofgem

Perfecting the energy union: Interconnection, inconsistent capacity markets, and state aid norms

  • Florian Ermacora, Head of Internal Energy Market Unit, DG Energy, European Commission
  • Laurie Fitch, Co-head of Global Industrials Group, Morgan Stanley
  • Rupert Steele, Director of Regulation, Scottish Power

Emerging technologies: Potential game changers, and their likely progress

  • Professor Doyne Farmer, Director of Complexity Economics, University of Oxford
  • Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, Director of Energy Research, University of Oxford

Key disruptive technologies and the flexible energy market of the future

  • Juliet Davenport, CEO and Founder, Good Energy
  • Robert Groves, CEO, Smartest Energy
  • Richard Nourse, Managing Partner, Greencoat Capital

For further information on our 2017 Spring Forum please click here

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