Conference Program

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Program topics

Speakers

8:45 - 9:00

Opening remarks

Opening remarks

Burkhard Holder

Managing Director, VDE Renewables, Germany

9:00 - 09:20

Keynote 1.1

Keynote 1.1

Progress update on the European energy storage sector

Logan Goldie-Scot

Associate, Energy Smart Technologies, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, UK

9:20 - 9:40

Keynote 1.2

Keynote 1.2

A grid operator’s outlook on the development on storage assets

9:40 - 10:30

Panel session 1

Panel session 1

What’s next? Opportunities and challenges in Europe’s clean energy landscape.

  • What is the EU’s strategy on energy storage and is this in line with industry expectations? How can this be improved to encourage investment and growth?
  • Driving ‘prosumers’: What will it take to jumpstart this market segment’s growth?
  • Industry/project developers: What are the promising business models to tap on the decentralization trend?
  • Utilities: What strategies are utilities developing for the future energy market?
  • Digitalization and smart energy are hot topics – what are the perspectives and outlooks from the different RE industry stakeholders?

Sam Wilkinson (Panel Chair)
Senior Research Manager, Solar & Energy Storage, IHS Technology, UK

Matthias Jaeger
Head, Risk Advisory & Services, Allianz Climate Solutions, Germany

Jon Dogterom
Managing Director, Cleantech and Physical Sciences Venture Services, MaRS Discovery District, Canada

Ruben Bach
Partner, svs Capital Partners, Germany

10:30 - 11:00

Networking coffee break at the exhibition

Networking coffee break at the exhibition

11:00 - 11:20

Keynote 2.1

Keynote 2.1

Lessons learned: Raising financing for storage

11:20 - 11:40

Keynote 2.2

Keynote 2.2

Concepts to reduce risk for storage projects

Michael Schrempp

Head of Green Tech Solutions, Munich Re, Germany

11:40 - 12:10

Keynote 2.3

Keynote 2.3

Quality assurance and standardization developments for battery storage applications

Dr. Matthias Vetter
Head of Department, PV Off-Grid Solutions and Battery System Technology Division Electrical Energy Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Germany

Kerstin Sann
Standardisation Manager, DKE German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies

12:10 - 13:00

Panel session 2

Panel session 2

Driving development in storage financing and risk mitigation

  • What promising new ventures and business models are we seeing on the market? How can the industry tap on these trends?
  • What are the financing gaps in the storage sector and how can these gaps be bridged?
  • What is the financial sector’s wish list for bankability and investability of companies and projects?
  • What is the institutional investor view on the storage industry? Are the conditions right for investing?
  • What are the financial and technical risks from ESS perceived by the finance and insurance industries? How can these be mitigated?

Logan Goldie-Scot (Panel Chair)
Associate, Energy Smart Technologies, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, UK

Dr. Marc Bednarz
Head of Green Tech Solutions APAC, Munich Re, Germany

Dr. Matthias Vetter Head of Department, PV Off-Grid Solutions and Battery System Technology Division Electrical Energy Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Germany

Felix Holz
Vice President, Expert Team Greentech, Deutsche Bank AG

13:00 - 14:30

Financial Dialogue closing remarks, followed by networking lunch

Networking lunch

14:30 - 14:50

Keynote 3.1

Keynote 3.1

Role of digital and storage solutions in the flexibilization of energy systems

Alf Henryk Wulf

Chief Executive Officer, GE Power AG, Germany

14:50 - 15:10

Keynote 3.2

Keynote 3.2

Testing interoperability and information security in smart technologies and laying the foundations for Industry 4.0

Ansgar Hinz

Chief Executive Officer, VDE Association, Germany

15:10 - 15:50

Panel session 3

Panel session 3

Digitalization and future energy grids

  • Industry 4.0: What are its trends and success factors?
  • What international standards need to be developed for Industry 4.0?
  • How can interoperability between smart technologies be achieved?
  • What are the drivers for adopting smart home applications? How can its growth be supported?
  • What are the future-looking requirements and needs for utilities & smart power infrastructure?

Dr. Matthias Vetter (Panel Chair)
Head of Department, PV Off-Grid Solutions and Battery System Technology Division Electrical Energy Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Germany

Alf Henryk Wulf
Chief Executive Officer, GE Power AG, Germany

Ansgar Hinz
Chief Executive Officer, VDE Association, Germany

15:50 - 16:00

Financial Dialogue closing remarks, followed by networking lunch

Financial Dialogue closing remarks, followed by networking lunch

Burkhard Holder

Managing Director, VDE Renewables, Germany