Program ees & IBESA Summit France 2018*

9:00am - 10:00am
Registration & Networking Coffee

10:00am - 12:30pm
Session 1 | The Energy Storage Revolution in Europe: Policy Frameworks, Business Climate & Technical Advances

Aimed at energy storage professionals along the entire value chain, the morning keynote session analyses the current policy framework, business climate and technical advances for the storage industry in Europe with particular focus upon France. Focusing on the technology’s different value streams, high-level experts will also discuss associated (production) opportunities and how these streams can be monetized in the short-term. Today’s most innovative approaches and business strategies will be highlighted, including insights of leading policy-makers, manufacturers and tech giants.

Moderated by: Markus A.W. Hoehner, CEO & Founder, International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA)

10.00am - 10.10am: Welcome Note

Markus Elsässer, CEO Solar Promotion International GmbH

10.10am - 10.30am: Insights of the French Energy Storage Market Against the Background of the European Development

Based on increasing PV installation numbers an ongoing growth of the European energy storage market is evident. As one of the oldest and most established PV markets, France has high potentials with regard to energy storage solutions. One third of the French solar installers are convinced by energy storage solutions and have included these in their product portfolio.

Markus A.W. Hoehner, CEO & Founder, International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA)

10.30am - 11.00am: European Energy Storage Policy Overview

Analysis of the policy and regulations for the EU and specific countries, with particular focus on France and Germany. Assessment of the different storage structures being developed to exploit the different revenue streams, including in front of the meter, behind the meter structures for industrials and collocating with renewables

Dr. Arndt Scheffler, Counsel, Eversheds Sutherland
Louis-Narito Harada, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

11.00am - 11.30am: Electricity Storage Costs and Markets: Global Outlook to 2030 and Opportunities for Europe

  • Cost status and reduction potential in stationary electricity storage systems for key technologies and services
  • Market growth in detail for electricity storage devices, focusing on batteries to 2030
  • Opportunities for Europe and France in the next phase of the energy transition  

Pablo Ralon, Associate Programme Officer, Renewable Energy Cost Status & Outlook, IITC, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

11.30 - 12.30pm: Panel: Challenges & Opportunities for the French Energy Storage Market – From Different Stakeholders’ Perspectives

Moderated and Keynote by: Bruce Douglas, Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer, SolarPower Europe

Xavier Daval, CEO, kiloWattsol / President, SER-SOLER
Pablo Ralon, Associate Programme Officer, Renewable Energy Cost Status & Outlook, IITC, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Valentin Noilhetas, Energy Analyst at Delta Energy & Environment


12:30pm - 1:30pm
Business Lunch

1:30pm - 3:10pm
Session 2 | The Utility of the Future: Latest Insights from the Industry and R&D Institutions

This technically driven session will tackle hot topics currently impacting the utility scale energy storage segments including virtual power plants, community storage and innovative concepts to accelerate business performance and innovativeness. Furthermore, buzz words such as digitalization and blockchain are in the limelight – an ideal combination of technological and industrial insights to better understand the value streams of tomorrow!

Moderated by: Xenia Zoller, International Marketing & Business Development Manager, Hoehner Research & Consulting Group GmbH


1.30pm - 1.50pm: Decentralized Energy Communities

Eberhard Löffler, Sales Manager Südwest, Sonnen GmbH

1.50pm - 2.10pm: Managing Renewable Generation and Storage Projects - A Digitally Enabled Approach

Technical solution for the management of portfolios of wind, solar and storage via a common platform / Experience from advanced utilities who have embraced renewables and digitalisation

Thomas Boehme, Country Manager France, DNV GL - Energy

2.10pm - 2.30pm: Virtual Power Plants – The Utility of the Future?

  • Decentralization of power supply is increasing
  • Processes around trading and asset management
  • VPP is more than just pooling of units
  • Requirements for a VPP will increase

Kerstin Pienisch, International Business Development, Next Kraftwerke

2.30pm - 2.50pm: PV Rules the RE Market, Storage will be the Next Game Changer

Peter Hussinger, Project Engineer Hybrid Systems, BayWa r.e. Solar Projects GmbH

2.50pm - 3.10pm: Blockchain-Based Energy Marketplace

  • What blockchain has to offer in the energy sector?
  • Disrupting the heavily centralized energy sector

Tomaz Kricej, Director of Business Development, SunContract

3:10pm - 3:30pm
Networking Coffee Break

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Session 3 | Successful Business Models & Best Practices Across All Energy Storage Segments

Actively involved storage companies will share their specific knowledge in this highly informative session. Learn from best practice examples how to accelerate your business to the next level. Explore the most effective strategies of the residential, commercial and utility scale storage sector and take part in the interactive dialogue with the most relevant market shapers within Europe. In addition to first-hand knowledge from the field, delegates will gain a deep understanding of the different technologies, successfully proven business strategies in the different storage market segments.

Moderated by: Sabine Kloos, Project Manager ees & Power2Drive Europe, Solar Promotion GmbH

3.30pm - 3.50pm: Building the Value Case for Behind the Meter Energy Storage

A value case for Energy Storage is not just about the financial ROI / Flexibility and modular KW/KWh makes right sizing of Energy Storage possible / Some case study examples of energy storage value propositions

Christophe Bourgueil, Energy Storage Business Development, Eaton

3.50pm - 4.10pm: Benefits of Home Energy Managements Systems in Residential Buildings

System description and main functions of HEMS / The role of intelligent buildings in smart grids / How does it work? A concrete example

Marc Helfter, Disruptive Innovation Director - Corporate Strategy Hager Group

4.10pm - 4.30pm: How Energy Storage Changes Islands’ Power Supply?

Reduction of greenhouse gases thanks to renewable energies integration and fuel consumption reduction / A project of hybrid micro grid with off grid storage

Nicolas Poinsot, France Sales Engineer, Energy Storage Solution, Socomec

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Session 4 | Executive Panel: Technological Advances Driving Energy Storage Deployment Across Europe – Assessing the Different Value Streams

Moderated by: Stuart Brannigan, Managing Director, Solar Solutions GmbH

Dr. Jan Schöne, Senior Product Manager Storage Solutions, Sungrow Germany
Bono Ge, Senior Manager, Energy Storage, BYD Europe
Maxime Boiron, Senior Director of Marketing EMEA, Altenergy Power System (APsystems)


5.30pm - 6.00pm

*subject to modification