Solarplaza Summit | Energy Storage Spain

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Thursday 16 November 2023



Registration & Welcome Coffee

30 min.

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Welcome Words by Solarplaza

10 min.

Dee Yon Chng


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Session 1

Energy Storage in Spain - Market and Legislation 101


Energy Storage, it´s Time to Scale


10 min.

David Jorge

Enel Group

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Opening Keynote


10 min.

Yann Dumont


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European Storage Market Outlook and Spanish Market Deep Dive


20 min.

To set the stage,we'll explore the global perspective of the energy storage market and dive into the specific trends and developments within the dynamic Spanish market. Gain valuable insights into the growth potential, market dynamics, and key drivers shaping the energy storage landscape worldwide and discover how Spain is positioned to embrace the energy storage revolution.

Alexandre Danthine

Aurora Energy Research

Session Topics:
  • The why and urgency of energy storage solutions
  • Brief overview of the main types of storage solutions present in the market
  • Going international - a study of storage deployment in Europe and the reasons for it
  • Revenue stacks: arbitrage in wholesale markets, Capacity Market, aFRR, mFRR, RR, Technical Restrictions 
  • Overview of challenges and upcoming opportunities
  • Market forecast (MW installed and Bn€ invested)


Energy Access and Assets: Different Integration and Connection Possibilities


40 min.

With a plan to boost the grid by 2026, the Spanish ministry for the ecological transition has put to work investments totalling EUR 6.96 billion (USD 7.63 billion) - going towards the integration of renewables and mitigation technical restrictions that prevent renewables to be absorbed. This presentation will unpack the far-reaching impacts and benefits, and dissect the opportunities and challenges surrounding the electricity transmission network.


Catalina Bauza Llinas


Dr. Amir José Daou Pulido


Paloma Zúñiga

ABO Wind

Christian Barba Rodulfo

EDP Renewables

Miguel de la Torre

Red Eléctrica

Session Topics:
  • What are the different ways that storage can participate in the existing electricity system?
  • Current best practice for connecting storage to the grid (Storage As Transmission Assets) 
  • How storage technologies can help against grid curtailment and (market)
  • Strategies of the DSO/TSO to use storage to strengthen the grid


Morning Networking Break

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Session 2

Investing in the Future: Strategies for Energy Storage Projects


Is Spanish Legislation Ready For The Energy Storage Boom?


40 min.

The regulatory framework for storage has been developing at a rapid-enough pace but the legislative landscape ahead remains murky and uncertain. Following the publication of the Spanish government's Energy Storage Strategy early last year, it's been made clear that grid-scale storage will play an important role in reaching the country's Net Zero Emissions Targets. But the question remains: can the politics catch up to where the storage market needs to be?


Mario Garcia Cañedo-Argüelles

Aquila Clean Energy

Romain Mauger

CIIAE (Iberian Energy Storage Research Center)

Lluís Millet

One Solar

David Diez

Watson Farley & Williams

Miriam Bueno Lorenzo

Ministry Ecological Transition & Demographic Challenge

Session Topics:
  • The legislative landscape ahead
  • Expectations on the capacity and flexibility market: What exactly is going to happen?
  • What will be the impact of political uncertainty 
  • Navigating the best and worst-case scenarios 


Strategy Session: Participation of Storage in the Energy Market


20 min.

Valentin Albinet


Session Topics:
  • Explanation of different energy markets: existing and potential avenues for storage participation
  • Ancillary Services: secondary reserve (aFRR), tertiary reserve (mFRR), replacement reserve (RR), technical restrictions (TR)
  • Strategies for capturing maximum value 
  • Review of observed data and expectations for the future
  • The role of optimizers


Strategy Session: Financial Viability of Standalone BESS Projects


20 min.

Tomás García


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  • Revenue assumptions: the name of the game
  • Other key value drivers: CAPEX, re-powering, capacity, trading strategy, grant
  • Financial modelling considerations
  • Experience in recent BESS transactions


Networking Lunch

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Session 3

Investigating The Business Case of Energy Storage


What Happens Next? Hybrid and Standalone Auctions


15 min.

Beatriz Barros

Clean Horizon

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  • General project rules
  • Grid connection
  • Results (or expected outcomes for auction winners)
  • The secrets to success of tenders
  • Project next steps: guidance on avoiding project timeline delays


Development Standalone and Hybrid Storage based on Battery and Pumped Storage Hydropower Projects in Spain


35 min.


Inés Monroy

Mediación Verde

Andrés Zapico Martín


Jakob Bendixen

Our New Energy

Monica Andreu


Jesús Mora Lario

ABO Wind

Session Topics:
  • BESS & PSH development and permitting: challenges and solutions 
  • Development risks, challenges and opportunities
  • Revenue Streams from BESS & PSH -Financing Options for Energy Storage
  • Potential implementation of a Capacity Mechanism in Spain and its impact on storage development 
  • Lessons learned from established markets
  • How to start developing storage projects (BESS & PSH) from conception to reality 


From Origination To Supply: Lessons from Econergy


15 min.

Joshua Murphy


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  • A technical, commercial, and strategic overview
  • Tying together development and financing


Finance and Bankability: The Vision


35 min.

Join financers and banks with different risk profiles to discuss their vision and strategy for financing energy storage in Spain.


Dr. Verena Batschkus

Agere Energy & Infrastructure Partners

Carol Kort


Roger Font Garcia

Banco Sabadell

Rubén Castrillo


Sonia De Sales-Lisboa

Octopus Energy Generation

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  • The perspective of a low risk investor/financier
  • The perspective of a moderate risk investor/financier
  • The perspective of a high risk investor/financier
  • Lessons learned from established markets


Afternoon Networking Break

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Session 4

What Does The Future Have in Store?


Mixing and Matching: The Synergies of Energy Storage Technologies


35 min.

With the market for utility-scale energy storage expected to grow significantly, we will delve into the transformative power of energy storage systems beyond lithium-ion batteries, revolutionizing renewable energy integration and providing greater flexibility in the power system. Join us as industry experts share their perspectives on the future of storage technologies and the role they play in shaping the renewable energy landscape.


Beatriz Barros

Clean Horizon

Hector de Lama Gutierrez

UNEF - Spanish Photovoltaic Union

Michael Geyer

Malta Inc.

Cilian Totterdell

Form Energy

Francisco José Pérez-Alonso

CIIAE (Iberian Energy Storage Research Center)

Session Topics:
  • More than one type of Energy Storage System (ESS): Diversification in the technology mix and applications
  • What do different storage technologies bring to the market and how to build the right energy mix?
  • Feasibility of long storage duration (pumped hydro, CO2 compressed air, thermal heat pumps)
  • Critical supply chain questions, can we reduce Re-Li-ion-ance?


How Can the Electricity Market Change to Accommodate New Realities


20 min.

Rafael González


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  • Spanish electricity market reform
  • Expected outcomes from significant storage deployment


Closing Keynote: What Does The Future Hold?

5 min.

Envisioning The Role of Energy Storage Solutions in the Expansion Of Large-Scale Renewables in Spain

Raúl García Posada


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• ASEALEN's vision for the coming years
• Specific aspects affecting storage in the proposals to reform the internal energy market
• Updating the storage operation in Spain


Conference Wrap-Up

10 min.

Dee Yon Chng


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•  Information about slides
•  Quiz game


Closing Networking Drinks

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Dee Yon Chng
Project Manager

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Business Developer

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Project Coordinator

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