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The ESN Winter Conference serves as a platform for key industry players and policymakers to come together and engage in debate over what’s needed to attract the billions of investments required for this crucial asset class – from supportive policy and regulatory frameworks, shifting revenue strategies, and evolving business models.
We now have over 3.3 GW and 4.1 GWh of battery storage operational and GWs in construction. Grid-scale electricity storage is well-established as key to a zero-carbon energy system, a testament to the success of our 85+ Electricity Storage Network members.
You will hear directly from ESN members and key decision-makers – from DESNZ, Ofgem and National Grid ESO – on the latest changes across a range of topics critical to the storage sector, including the Balancing Mechanism, grid connections, fire safety, and long-duration energy storage policy development. This is also an opportunity to learn about the ESN’s work to ensure policy, markets and regulation are geared to enable the storage sector to flourish and grow at the pace and scale required.
This replaces the Electricity Storage Network (ESN) Annual Conference usually held every January, established as one of the most popular industry events in the calendar leading the debate on the future of grid scale electricity storage.
Scroll down to see the speaker line-up and the agenda.
ESN Members – £75 +Vat
Regen Members – £95 +Vat
Non-Members – £125 +Vat
13:30 Guest arrival and refreshments
13:50 Welcome from Chair – Johnny Gowdy, Director, Regen and host Chris Pritchett, Partner, Shoosmiths
14:00 Keynote introduction – Andrew Bowie MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
14:20 Electricity Storage Network – impact overview and priorities for 2024
This session will feature a summary from working group leaders on the key points of progress from the past year and their priorities for 2024.
14:50 What will battery storage revenues look like in 2030?
15:20 Fireside chat: How to crowd in investment into electricity storage with the UK Infrastructure Bank
15:45 Keynote: state of the electricity storage sector 2023 – Wendel Hortop, Markets Lead, Modo Energy
15:55 Panel Session – Unlocking the energy storage pipeline in GB
2023 has been characterised by a rapid deployment phase and an ever increasing pipeline of electricity storage sites in GB. As the market grows rapidly, what risks and opportunities should we be looking out for as an industry. In this panel session we will unpick some of the key issues including:
- What are the current industry hurdles in this rapid build out phase?
- Which revenues types are most attractive at a time of frequency response saturation?
- What new services and market reforms are on the horizon?
- How much of the 100 GW+ pipeline will actually get built?
16:40 Future role of long duration energy storage
17:00 Networking drinks reception
Previous conference highlights
In January we held an in-person half-day conference to debate key topics, including the impact of recent government policy, developing a sustainable investment model, and how we unlock the pipeline of electricity storage projects. You can view last years agenda and speakers HERE (please note that the conference this November will be in person only, we will not be holding online sessions)
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The ESN is a membership organisation, committed to creating an environment in which grid-scale electricity storage can flourish, ensuring that regulations and markets work for all types of storage, without favouring one particular technology.
Established in 2008 as the UK industry group dedicated to electricity storage, it includes a broad range of electricity storage technologies and members, such as electricity storage manufacturers and suppliers, project developers, users, electricity network operators, consultants, academic institutions, and research organisations.
The ESN is managed by Regen. If you are interested in joining the ESN please email Olly Frankland, ESN Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org.