Date: Wednesday 27 February 2013 - Thursday 28 February 2013

Location: Nice, France

Evolving the Techno-Economic Realities of Energy Storage Systems

ACI’s 3rd Annual Energy Storage summit will once again bring together senior executives from the utilities industry, TSOs, DNOs, EES owners, developers as well as manufacturers to conduct a thorough cost analysis and comparison of various EES systems and their roles in the business strategies & blueprints of grid operators.

The conference will have a heavy focus on case study examples of large scale RES projects across the globe, discussing how they overcame economic, political and technological challenges to improve penetration of intermittent RES.

Key Topics Include

  • Global Market Forecasts & Assessment
  • Policy Developments & Impact on Energy Storage 
  • Utility Scale Storage – TSO & DSO Strategy
  • Key Obstacle to Growth for Emerging Technologies
  • Realities of Energy Storage Business Models & Economics
  • Case Studies: Improving RES Penetration
  • Advances in Battery Storage
  • Techno-Economic Evaluation of Large Scale Applications

Site Visit

EDF’s Castillon Dam located in Demandolx, by Castellane, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence – Tuesday 26th February 2013

During the afternoon of Tuesday 26th February 2013 a limited number of conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend an exclusive site visit

*There is no extra charge to attend the site visit.  Please register your attendance for the site visit when booking for the conference.*


Schedule of Site Visit: 

12:00 –
Registration for site visit at conference hotel in Nice – Clarion Grand Hôtel Aston
12:30 –
Depart conference hotel
14:30 –
Welcome address & company presentation by EDF, at their facilities in Demandolx
15:00 –  
Guided tour of the plant facilities including technical explanations
16:00 –
Closing remarks & refreshments
16:30 –
Depart Castillon Dam
18:30 –
Arrive conference hotel in Nice

Confirmed Panel Members

Jillis Raadschelders, Vice President Energy Storage, DNV KEMA (Conference Chair)

Erik Hauptmeier, Corporate Research & Development, Technologies – Power Networks and Storage, RWE AG

Irene Fastelli, Project Manager, Responsible for Energy Storage Activities, ENEL Research

Angelo Ferrante, Head of International Regulation, Terna

Elsa Venturini, EU Affairs Adviser, Bernard EnergyAdvocacy  

Michael Salomon, CEO, Clean Horizon

Richard Brody, Vice President Business Development, SustainX, Inc.

Anthony Price, Director, Swanbarton

Raquel Garde Aranguren, Head of Energy Storage, Renewable Energies Grid Integration Department, CENER

Johan Reynaert, Investment Manager, Capricorn Venture Partners

 Dr. Aty Edris, Senior Director & Executive Advisor, Quanta Technology

Dr. Graham Cooley, CEO, ITM Power

Haike van de Vegte, Consultant Renewables and Environment, DNV KEMA

Luigi Debarberis, Scientific Officer, European Commission Joint Research Centre - Institute for Energy & Transport

Steve Hellman, President, Eos Energy Storage

James Macnaghten, CEO, Isentropic

Gabriella Németh, Energy Analyst, CNE - Comisión Nacional De Energía

Gareth Brett, Chief Executive Officer, Highview Power Storage

Sergio Olivero, Head of SiTI’s Security & Safety Research Area, Istituto Superiore Sui Sistemi Territoriali Per L'Innovazione (SiTI)

Thierry Gallet, Director of Information Systems, Conseil Général Des Alpes De Haute-Provence

Raili Alanen, Principal Scientist, VTT Energy and P&P

Fred Hustig, Senior Project Manager, Suntrace GmbH

Filip Smeets, General Manager, Hydrogenics Europe N.v.

Confirmed Attendees Include:

I Airlight Energy I ALSTOM GRID I Bernard EnergyAdvocacy I Capricorn Venture Partners I CENER I Clean Horizon I CNE - Comisión Nacional De Energía  I Conseil Général Des Alpes De Haute-Provence I DNV KEMA I EDA I EDF- CIH I EH Europe GmbH I Elektrilevi  OÜ I ENDESA I ENEL Research I ENERGYIN I Enrichment Technology Company I Eos Energy Storage I European Commission Joint Research Centre - Institute For Energy & Transport I FIAMM SoNick SA I Highview Power Storage I Hydrogenics Europe N.v. I Isentropic I Istituto Superiore Sui Sistemi Territoriali Per L'Innovazione (SiTI) I ITM POWER I Quanta Technology Europe I Quanta Technology, USA I Repsol I RWE AG I Saft Industrial Battery Group I Samsung SDI Co, LTD I SCLE SFE I Suntrace GmbH I SustainX, Inc. I Swanbarton I Tennet TSO B.V I Terna I Viscotherm I Voith Hydro GmbH & I VTT I

and many more....

Who Will Attend 

Leading power generating companies, TSOs, DNOs and utilities including: managers and directors of energy storage, power generation, R&D and new technologies, renewable strategy, innovations and strategic project managers as well as business development executives from technical service providers, consultants, regulators and academia.

For further information or to register your attendance contact:

Sherine Whittle 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7981 9800


Commercial & Sponsorship Opportunities

Maureen Ignacio

Tel: +44 (0)20 7981 2508


Conference Sponsors
Conference Location
Grand Hotel Aston Nice

12 Avenue Felix Faure

06000 Nice


Media partners
Energy Storage 2012, Novotel Luxembourg Kirchberg, Luxemborg,