ees & IBESA Summit France

France's premier summit for electrical energy storage

The ees & IBESA Summit France takes place in Strasbourg on October 24, 2018 and addresses leading international and local experts on energy storage solutions.

The Summit’s mission is to provide in-depth education, enable high-quality networking opportunities, expand the use of all energy storage technologies at national and regional level and strengthen local storage industry. A constantly changing and highly dynamic business environment requires innovative solutions to successfully compete in the marketplace and create a vibrant energy storage market.

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Quick Facts

DateOctober 24, 2018 | 9:00am - 6:00pm
LocationCentre de conférences de l'aar, 14 avenue pierre mendès, 67300 Schiltigheim, France
FormatExpert Presentations, Executive Panel Discussions, Networking Breaks, Business Lunch, Table Top Exhibition
LanguageEnglish and French (simultaneous translation)
ProgramProgram 2018
SponsoringIf you're interested in highlighting your energy storage expertise, please find all sponsoring packages here.
RegistrationYour entrance fee includes access to all presentations, panel discussions and the table top exhibition, lunch, coffee, softdrinks and snacks as well as valuable new contacts, first-hand insights, and great impressions

Your Benefits at a Glance

As attendee of the ees & IBESA Summit France 2018 you will benefit in many respects:

  • The ees & IBESA Summit France is the ideal and most time-efficient way for you to explore new business opportunities, expand your network and ultimately boost performance in the European energy storage markets
  • Meet face-to-face with 200+ top-level stakeholders incl. government authorities, equipment suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, installers, project developers, legislatures, utilities, storage & smart grid experts, legal experts, investors and many more
  • Discover new business opportunities in the off taking European energy storage markets and fine-tune your strategy accordingly
  • Cover multiple markets: Strategically located in the border triangle, you will connect with key stakeholders from various countries
  • Stay on top of current energy storage trends and latest policy updates presented by opinion leaders


France: One of the Top 4 European Energy Storage Markets

France is forced to increase its share of renewable energy generation. The French government´s goal is to decrease nuclear energy production from 75% to 50% of the electricity mix by 2025. The transition from a highly centralized to a more decentralized production and network system requires massive investments in residential energy efficient measures, smart metering, transmission and distribution of electricity. Hence, energy storage will be increasingly useful and play a vital role within this process.

According to EuPD Research, France deployed a total of approx. 23 MWh of energy storage in 2017 of which the lion’s share was generated by utility scale projects. However, also the residential segment is showing surging demand – with more than 2,000 systems to be installed in 2018, a growth of over 40% is estimated compared to installations in the previous year.

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.

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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!  

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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.

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Your unique chance: Valuable local and international contacts

Our sponsors, exhibitors, members and conference delegates, representing various decision-makers across the renewable energy supply chain (i.e. manufacturers, wholesalers, installers, investors, developers, EPC, OEMs, consultants), follow the major goal of mutually developing strategies and solution based approaches to secure a green and sustainable future.

Don’t miss the valuable opportunity to meet with local market intermediaries and international industry stakeholders along the entire value chain and voice your opinion on what is truly needed to grow business from the grass roots up.

We would be delighted to welcome you in person!

    Interested in Sponsoring?

    Take the unique opportunity and highlight your energy storage expertise! As sponsor you will benefit from:

    • Strong brand visibility through the global promotion campaign carried out by ees, EuPD Research, IBESA and all local partner associations
    • Free admission and brand visibility at ees & IBESA Summit France 2018
    • Speaking opportunity to showcase the work of your company
    • Gain access to installers, integrators, project developers and distributors
    • Innovative strength through customer proximity and cutting edge market know-how
    • First mover advantage in new markets

    Please find all sponsoring packages here


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