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Future of Energy Systems Masterclass THE RISE OF ENERGY STORAGE: GROWTH AND DIVERSIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

Posted on 18 March 2019

Future of Energy Systems Masterclass  THE RISE OF ENERGY STORAGE: GROWTH AND DIVERSIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

Join this Masterclass session, led by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in partnership with NOF Energy, focusing on the theme of future energy systems; the key opportunities, and how small UK businesses can grow and diversify by implementing new technology and innovation.

Background

Energy storage has a vital part to play in the transition to a smarter, low-carbon grid system. With intermittent energy generation increasing and peak supply becoming more costly, The UK energy sector faces a number of challenges, not least its ageing grid infrastructure.

All of this means the UK has become a prime market for energy storage technology, innovation and growth. The opportunities for companies to enter this space are huge. Our masterclass will provide key insights into energy storage opportunities and market insights from industry experts.

Why should you attend this event?

  • Hear from expert speakers about the needs of industry around energy storage
  • Get insights from an outstanding panel in the field of energy storage and grid connection
  • Learn more about the opportunities in energy storage, and how it has the potential to support a more resilient, cleaner and affordable energy system

Event Agenda

9:00-09:30 | Registration and refreshments

09:30-09:35 | Welcome

9:35-09:45 | Energy Storage Market opportunities (Gavin Smart, Head of Analysis and Insights, ORE Catapult)

09:45-10:00 | Energy Storage Innovation (speaker TBC)

10:00-10:15 | Funding opportunities (Andy Macdonald, Senior Innovation Manager, ORE Catapult)

10:15-10:25 | Grid Connection Support Series introduction (Ravneet Kaur, Innovation Manager, ORE Catapult)

10:25-11:00 | Uptake of Energy Storage - Steps to enter the market (Panel Session)

11:00-11:15 | Refreshment Break

11:15-12:15 | Site tour of ORE Catapult facilities

12:15-1:30 | Lunch and Networking

This Masterclass is part of the Grid Connection Support Series

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is upgrading its research infrastructure through the installation of a grid emulation system, named ‘eGrid’, located at the National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, Northumberland.

As a result, ORE Catapult is offering business support services and assistance to UK SMEs seeking to grow and innovate in grid connection products and services, at no cost to participating companies. This is named the Grid Connection Support Series, part of which is the Future of Energy Systems Masterclasses.

 

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