Energy storage and battery technologies provide a vital form of energy system flexibility across the whole electrical power system. With increasing penetration of renewable energy resources into the European power grid in recent years, the energy systems are becoming more variable and grid balancing without energy storage becomes more challenging. Energy storage technologies can be used to smooth the flow of power and to improve the overall grid reliability.
The conference 3rd Grid-Scale Energy Storage 2022 will discuss challenges and opportunities of advanced grid scale battery storage infrastructure to increase flexibility in the power system, focusing on the opportunities and barriers of EES implementation on the European market.
3rd Grid-Scale Energy Storage 2022 will bring together the most prominent European energy industry leaders responsible for storage business development, system operation, strategy and innovation, to discuss the challenges of market integration of energy storage in Europe, the readiness of European storage infrastructure and its profitability. It is a small-scale meeting in a business-friendly environment for peer-to-peer interaction, discussing the latest advancements, business models and case studies of battery storage implementation in Europe on the strategic level.
- Energy Storage and Modern Grid Infrastructure: Revenue Generation
- C&I Customer Solutions: Lessons Learned & Application in Europe
- EES as a Demand Response Unit – Nordic Grid Perspective
- Energy Storage & Renewable Energy Integration
- EES Development: Regulatory Barriers
- European Business Models and Markets
- European EES Infrastructure from a DSO Perspective
- Strategic role of EES in Distribution Grid Management: Resilience-as-a-Service (RaaS) for Remote Markets
Our expert panel at 3rd Grid-Scale Battery Storage 2022:
Fortum Spring is a platform which enables companies to profit from their flexibility by making brief changes in their electricity consumption, thus helping the power grid to be more robust. Thanks to its intelligent software solution, their Virtual Battery connects thousands of residential water heaters as well as home batteries, commercial storage, and grid-aware charging stations for electric cars.
Last year, Fortum signed a three-year deal with the data-center developer and operator DigiPlex who has been operating in Norway for just over 20 years, and in Sweden for six years. These are the two countries in which Fortum Spring is being offered.
EDP Renewables is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s fourth-largest wind energy producer. Having undergone exceptional development in recent years, it is currently present in markets across Europe, Latin America, North America, and Asia.
Some of their most prominent projects in grid-scale battery storage include second life batteries which makes it possible to produce batteries at a lower cost while also reducing waste. EDP Renewables is also testing and implementing V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid) chargers that offer bidirectional power flow: In addition to normal vehicle charging, they also discharge the energy stored in the battery, adding value to the vehicle while it is parked.
Statkraft is the leading producer of renewable energies in Europe, from hydroelectricity, wind, solar and more. During 2020-2021, Statkraft has commissioned two large battery parks in Ireland. One, in Kilathmoy, was in operation for a year in the spring of 2021 and has played a crucial role several times in stabilizing the Irish power grid.
Similarly, Kelwin-2 is a hybrid site where the battery shares a grid connection with a wind farm. This deal becomes the largest of its kind in the region, covering two 50MW projects. It comes on the heels of Statkraft’s announcements of an additional 68MW of market-access agreements in Ireland.
EDF UK is Britain’s largest producer of zero carbon electricity. It has received £2 million in funding from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to support four innovative methods of storing energy for longer periods of time.
The first project will store electricity as hydrogen in a chemical form and will see EDF R&D lead a consortium combining expertise from the University of Bristol, UKAEA and Urenco. The second, named Pivot Power, has a portfolio of 37 sites across England and Wales where they are connecting grid-scale batteries directly to the high-voltage transmission network, providing up to 2GW of flexible capacity.
Enel was founded in 1962 with the fusion of more than a thousand energy producers. With a solid bedrock of hydroelectric power as a starting point, powering Italy’s rapid growth, Enel modernized and extended the national grid, later connecting it to the European network.
March 2022 marks the start of Enel’s innovative “Second Life” project. The project uses electric vehicle batteries as a source of energy, interconnecting and storing them at Endesa’s Melilla facility. The Second Life project has a capacity of 4MW and can produce up to 1.7MWh.
Enel X is the global business line of Enel Group and among the leading global system integrators of behind-the-meter (BTM) Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). With three main solutions Standalone Storage, Solar-plus-Storage and Microgrid — are designed around the needs and business priorities of customers, enabling them to lower electricity bills, improve sustainability across the supply chain, activate backup power to avoid disruptions and generate revenues on flexibility.
The key to these benefits is Enel X’s DER Optimization Software. It leverages machine learning and AI algorithms to extract maximum value from the synergistic operations of the BESS, site loads and generation assets.
To tackle local challenges in the distribution grids, E.ON installed a unique energy storage system in the Hungarian village of Zánka. The total installed capacity of solar power plants connected to the grid has grown by more than 17 times in the last 4 years in E.ON’s service area in Hungary alone.
With this solution, energy from renewable sources can be flexibly aligned with consumer needs. The battery energy storage system stores the surplus of solar power during the day when production is high, but consumption is low, and makes it available in the evening, when more energy is needed.
IGNIS ENERGIA is an integrated energy company operating in the areas of development, generation, energy services, operation, and maintenance. IGNIS has one of the largest renewable energy development portfolios in Spain with more than 14GW and an equally ambitious international growth plan.
Since its inception in 2015 with the aim of leading the ecological transition towards renewable energies, IGNIS has seen exponential growth reaching over 250 million euros in revenue in a mere five years with 250 employees. In addition, IGNIS ENERGIA is developing the area of construction of its own renewable energy plants with plans to develop over 3GW of solar power projects.