Focus Topic “Flexible Sector Coupling” at the ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE Conferences

Köln, 1.March 2019 – At this year’s ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE Conference, as well as at the parallel International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES), flexible sector coupling will become the focus topic: innovative mobility solutions with power-to-gas technologies, storage technologies for efficient charging infrastructures and cross-sector thermal storage solutions are exemplary keynote matters.

Energy storage systems of growing importance to the grid

The importance of the system-supportive use of energy storage systems continues to grow. Storage applications optimize supply security and enable decarbonisation of the energy system. With the help of energy storage systems, the increasing demand for power can be met and the decentralisation of the energy system can be realised efficiently. “Politicians recognise the relevance of storage facilities for decarbonising a secure supply system. The advancement of power-to-x technologies, such as green hydrogen production, is an important approach here,” comments Urban Windelen, Federal Managing Director of BVES, on the latest political signals.

Power-to-X: Focus Session at the Conference

The IRES conference of ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE focuses on both research projects and concrete application examples within the area of Power-to-X. The ESE Conference offers a top-class lecture program with the Power-to-X Workshop led by Dr. Christopher Hebling.

Hydrogen pioneer Mortimer Schulz will be driving a hydrogen car to the ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE, testing the available hydrogen refueling infrastructure on the road. During his presentation, taking place in the Forum of the fair on 13 March 2019 at 4.05 pm, he will discuss new business models based on hydrogen production, storage and transport.

The multi-use trend at ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE

Multi-use models are a key trend in the storage industry. A large number of examples will be presented at ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE. The BVES explains the concept of multivalent storage models using the BVES pocketknife principle: “Multi-use storage models function according to the Swiss army knife principle: a storage technology can be used as a tool for various applications. Peak load shaving, uninterrupted power supply, emergency power supply as well as the replacement of diesel generators. Individually and especially in combination, the applications quickly lead to a very economical use of storage systems,” says Urban Windelen, Federal Managing Director of the German Energy Storage Association (BVES).

About ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE 2019|Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre

ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE is the trade fair for the global energy storage industry with a focus on applications and energy systems. The parallel international conferences offer the world’s largest conference program for all energy storage technologies. They include the 8th ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE Conference (ESE) of Messe Düsseldorf and the 13th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES) of EUROSOLAR e.V. The main topics are economics and finance (ESE) as well as science and social policy (IRES). In 2018, the fair grew to around 4,500 visitors from 61 countries. 170 exhibitors presented themselves.

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