“Energy Storage for Decarbonisation – Vision, Challenges, Innovation, Deployment and Experience”

September 15th, 2021

Energy Storage is a key enabling technology for decarbonising future energy systems and serves as a catalyst to accelerate the realisation of Net Zero goal 2050. The event is to get industry experts and academies together to share the vision and experience, to learn the good practice examples and to discuss the pressing challenges to the development and deployment of energy storage. We will highlight and identify the business and market need for attracting investment to speed up energy storage applications.

The Supergen Energy Storage Network+ (https://supergenstorage.org) has close links with research institutes and industry sectors for ES technology innovation so the event will facilitate the direct conversation between industry and academic research community. With the Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre (JUICE, https://www.juice-centre.org.uk), we hope to bring the wide audience and stakeholders from the UK and India.


9:00: Welcome, Professor Jihong Wang, the University of Warwick

Session 1. Chair: Jihong Wang

9:05: Brief introduction to JUICE, Dr Murray Thomson, the University of Loughborough

9:10: Brief introduction to Energy Storage Network+, Professor Yulong Ding, the University of Birmingham

9:15: title – tbc, Bart de Leeuw, BEIS

9:30: title – tbc, Mr Daniel Kirk, Caldera Heat Batteries Ltd, (https://www.caldera.co.uk)

9:50: title – tbc, Mr Jeffrey Douglass, Invinity Energy Systems (https://invinity.com)

10:10: title – tbc, Speaker, Highview

10:30: Coffee Break

Session 2. Chair: Dr Murray Thomson

10:40: An Overview on ES Sector Development in India and Its Planned Trajectory for the Future, Dr Rohit Bakar, MNIT Jaipur, India

10:55: title – tbc, Mr Michael Willemot, Oxto Energy (https://oxtoenergy.com)

11:15: Saving Billions on Net Zero Grids, Mr Mark Howitt, Storelectric

11:35: Energy Storage, Waste Heat to Electricity and Cooling, Mr Adrian Hutchings, Futurebay

11:45: Experience in 100MW Battery Storage Project, Dr Songshn Guo, Energy Act Ltd

12:05: Overview of Compressed Air Energy Storage and UK potential, Professor Jihong Wang

Session 3. Panel Discussion, Chair: Jeffrey Douglass

12:15: Panel session

13:00: Closing remarks

This workshop will be held online on Wednesday, Sep 15th from 09:00 – 13:00 (BST).

Registration is free via Eventbrite.

We look forward to you joining us at our event.

Workshop Organisation Committee

Professor Jihong Wang, School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Deputy Director of Supergen Energy Storage Network+

Dr Murray Thomson, School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Loughborough, PI (Director) of Joint UK-Indian Clean Energy Centre

Professor Yulong Ding, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Director of Supergen Energy Storage Network+

Dr Wei He, School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship

Dr Antzela Fivga, University of Birmingham, Project Manager of Supergen Energy Storage Network+

Dr Aysin Rahimifard, University of Loughborough, Project manager of Joint UK-Indian Clean Energy Centre

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