Europe's Hottest Energy Storage Markets: Established Heavyweights and Exciting Newcomers

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Time
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hall
ICM München
Room
Room 5

In June 2024, Munich will host the European Championship - not just for soccer, but also for energy storage markets. To determine the 2024 European Energy Storage Champion, we will examine each nation's strengths and weaknesses when it comes to the market potential for energy storage deployment, both today and in the near future. Will heavyweights like the UK, Germany and Italy take the crown? Will Spain or the Netherlands deliver on their promises? And what about exciting newcomers like Poland, Greece or the Nordics? Join us for this panel of market experts to determine the European champions - and cheer on your team to victory.

11:00 am - 11:05 amWelcome and Introduction

Anna Darmani

Lead Analyst, Energy Storage Europe

Wood Mackenzie

11:05 am - 11:15 amNovel Business Cases for Market-Based Standalone Storage in Germany

Benedikt Deuchert

Senior Marketing & Communications Manager

Kyon Energy Finance GmbH

11:15 am - 11:25 amSpeech Title to be Confirmed

Alexa Strobel

CEO

Field Energy

11:25 am - 11:35 amStandalone BESS in Greece: An Investigation of the DAM Arbitrage-Based Revenue Model for Prospective Merchant Installations

Haralambos Panagopoulos

Senior LP Planner

HELLENIC PETROLEUM R.S.S.O.P.P. S.A.

11:35 am - 11:45 amGolden era to Invest in BESS in European Markets

Sepehr Soltani

Analyst

Rystad Energy

11:45 am - 11:55 amPolicy, Market-Design and Power Market Fundamentals Effect on Battery Profitability

Eva Zimmermann

Associate Flexible Energy

Aurora Energy Research

11:55 am - 12:30 pmPanel Discussion

Speakers
Speaker
Eva Zimmermann, Aurora Energy Research

Associate Flexible Energy

Germany

Eva Zimmermann is the lead expert for flexible energy in Auroras team specializing in European power markets. Joining Aurora in 2020, Eva has been leading the modelling and product development for Auroras German, Dutch and Belgian flexible energy offer. Her expertise encompasses long-term granular modelling of ancillary services, Intraday markets and battery investments across these regions.

Speaker
Anna Darmani, Wood Mackenzie

Lead Analyst, Energy Storage Europe

United Kingdom

Anna Darmani is a lead analyst at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, where she leads the research and analyses on Europe, Middle East and Africa storage markets. She has more than seven years of experience in the energy industry, developing innovation and technology roadmaps and conducting EU research and advisory projects. Anna was one of the European Battery Alliance founding members and has worked with different industrial players to make Europe a global leader in the booming battery industry.

Speaker
Alexa Strobel, Field Energy

CEO

Germany

Alexa is the Strategy Lead at Field. Field is a fast growing developer, owner and operator of standalone battery storage sites - with operations in the UK, Italy, Spain and Germany. Field has ~200 MWh of sites that are operational or under construction. Alexa leads strategic topics, focusing on international expansion by assessing the viability of new markets and implementing market set up. Prior to joining Field, Alexa worked in the Climate & Sustainability Practice at The Boston Consulting Group, advising multinationals on reducing emissions and improving sustainability.

Speaker
Benedikt Deuchert, Kyon Energy Finance GmbH

Senior Marketing & Communications Manager

Germany

Benedikt Deuchert is Head of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs at Kyon Energy, one of the leading battery project developers for utility-scale battery storage projects in Europe. He is responsible for developing new business models and leads initiatives to shape the regulatory environment for flexibility services in the electricity grid in general, and for battery storage in particular. Before joining the management team of Kyon Energy, he gained 8 years of experience in the energy sector, most recently as Senior Consultant at E-Bridge Consulting (Bonn, Germany). Benedikt Deuchert holds an MSc (Master of Science) degree in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich.

Speaker
Haralambos Panagopoulos, HELLENIC PETROLEUM R.S.S.O.P.P. S.A.

Senior LP Planner

Greece

Haralambos Panagopoulos is a senior Process Simulation & LP Planning Optimization Engineer at Hellenic Petroleum Refining, Supply & Trading of Oil Products & Petrochemicals S.A. , which is the main subsidiary of HelleniQ Energy Holdings Group. He has been working in the Oil Downstream Sector for 10 years, with experience in a variety of different functions spanning from physical crude oil/oil products supply & trading and paper hedging, to refinery production planning, scheduling, process simulation and optimization. He currently investigates - through LP model development - the potential of pilot-scale and new processes for renewable fuels production, for integrating renewable energy to refinery processes in the system of Hellenic Petroleum refineries and for the reduction of Scope-1,2,3 emissions.

Speaker
Sepehr Soltani, Rystad Energy

Analyst

Norway

Sepehr Soltani is an Energy Storage Analyst at Rystad Energy, specializing in renewable energy with a master's in mechanical engineering. Since joining Rystad, he has been instrumental in advising on the pivotal role of Energy Storage Systems (ESS) in the energy transition. Sepehr's expertise encompasses energy storage technologies, power markets, and optimizing performance for Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS).

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