Smart Business of Batteries – Trends & Opportunities

October 10, 2018 (08:30 - 16:00)
Park Inn by Radisson Oslo Airport, Gardermoen Hotel, Henrik Ibsens veg, Gardermoen (View on Google Maps)

The Horizon 2020 EU project INVADE is concerned with efficient use of storage for the benefit of electricity customers, owners of Electrical Vehicles and owners and operators of private and public Park & Charge facilities.

INVADE aims to demonstrate how stationary batteries and “batteries on wheels” can be used to optimize energy and power related operations for the benefit of grid owners, private households and buildings, as well as the market. This event will have a well-balanced program between informative and engaging presentations, as well as sufficient time to mingle and meet new and interesting partners and companies.

The program is sectioned into five main sessions:

1. End-users – central actors in the future energy system

  • Capitalising on end-user flexibility – Smartly & Lyse in the INVADE project
  • Building a flexibility marked around the end-user
  • End-user battery sharing – business opportunities

In the past, the energy companies have been the central actor of the energy system, with the passive end-users paying whatever bill from energy retailers and DSOs. This is about to change and more and more end-users become active prosumers. The inclusion and involvement of end-users in the future energy system will be imperative for its success. To innovate and improve performance, old solutions and ways of thinking must give way for new solutions, and the solutions of tomorrow will centre around the end-users.

2. Creating new business in a changing environment

  • Platform based smart charging and storage
  • The future of EV charging – INVADE NL pilot
  • Enabling seemless electromobility with vehicle-grid integration
  • Moving on from fossils – Strategic production decisions

With the coming of the digital age, and constant leaps in technology, creating new business can seem like a difficult and chaotic undertaking. This session will look at how platform-based solutions unlevel the playing field, and change the game. Real life experiences from usage of Blockchain technology in the energy system, and batteries in the energy market are topics on everyone’s tongues; you will get first-hand knowledge on both accounts in this session.

3. Energy storage and trends

  • Supercapacitors versus batteries
  • Who wins the battery race?
  • Long term hybrid energy storage
  • Practical examples and applications in Freiburg
  • Circular battery economy

Battery technology has been a game-changer in many ways the past decade, revolutionising the EV-market, and becoming an important asset in the future energy system. World leading experts will provide their insights on current technologies and future trends, not only for batteries, but also regarding super capacitors and hybrid storage solutions.

4. Regulations – brake block or guidance for future energy solutions?

  • Bulgarian regulations of Smart Energy solutions
  • Norwegian regulations on EVs integration
  • Netherlands regulations of Smart Charging
  • ACER – debate of regulators (BG, NO and NL)

The energy sector consists of natural monopolies, like grid companies (DSOs and TSOs), and market actors. Both are regulated by national regulators and, from now on, by the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). How will different national regulators adapt to ACER’s goals for a Single Energy Market to the benefit of all EU consumers? This session will provide examples from current European regulations and discuss which consequences ACER will lead to  in the years to come.

5. Electric vehicles: Flexible resource or dreaded technology?

  • Vehicle to grid – when and how? Standards and the way forward
  • How will autonomous cars change street parking and urban mobility?
  • Large amount of EVs in the distribution grid – Norwegian DSO experiences
  • Heavy Electric Machinery – also at the construction site

Electric vehicles are becoming a serious contender to fossil-fuelled cars. With an increasing need for fast and smooth charging available everywhere, all the time, the challenges to grid stability and quality are lined up. How can these challenges be met, and can the EVs themselves be an integral part of the solution? Norway and the Netherlands have taken the lead in Europe and will share their knowledge and experiences.

Price (including lunch): 990 NOK