Solarplaza Summit | Energy Storage The Netherlands

Wednesday 15 February 2023

Pre-Conference Networking Dinner

19:00
Pre-conference Networking Dinner

Thursday 16 February 2023

Conference Program


08:30

Registration and coffee

45 min.

Session Topics:
Session 1

(Inter)national Storage Market Trends

09:15

Conference Kick-Off

presentation

15 min.

Session Topics:
09:30

Market Conceptualisation: Global & National Energy Storage Trends

presentation

30 min.

The concept of energy storage is not new, but the business case for this technology has changed since its inception. What are the trends for energy storage on a global level and on a national level? This session conceptualises the current status of storage and highlights the key trends in the market.

Session Topics:
  • Global storage development and lessons learned for the Dutch market
  • Key drivers for battery energy storage adoption in NL
  • Alternatives for traditional energy storage
  • Cost & price trends in the value chain of the storage industry
  • What is the outlook for battery costs?
10:00

Is Storage the Solution for Grid Congestion?

panel

40 min.

Despite all the benefits, there is a negative impact of a strong PV and wind market on the electricity grid. The adoption of more intermittent energy in an overloaded national grid creates the need for immediate solutions that can help the renewable energy market continue to grow and to fulfill the energy demands of the country. One such solution is energy storage. Find out some best practices and case studies from the grid operators themselves during this session.

Session Topics:
  • Procedures and current experiences with grid integration
  • Storage as a means to support the grid and avoid curtailment
  • Future prediction models on grid availability and what this means for the industry
10:40

Morning Networking Break & Matchmaking

Session Topics:
Session 2

From Theory to Practical Case Studies

11:40

Practical Lessons Learned from Co-Located Storage Projects

panel

40 min.

Session Topics:
  • The most attractive market segments and regions
  • Cost analysis, CAPEX and OPEX
  • How does this project support energy efficiency / security
  • Local stakeholder engagement
12:20

Practical Lessons Learned from Standalone Storage Projects

panel

40 min.

Session Topics:
  • The X project: lessons learned in practice
  • Cost analysis, CAPEX and OPEX
  • How does this project support energy efficiency / security
  • Key considerations for a standalone battery project
13:00

The Crucial Role of Operations & Maintenance

presentation

30 min.

When adding a new technological component to your renewable energy project, there are bound to be adjustements and learning curves on how to best operate and manage said project. Solar and wind energy professionals have been finessing this skill for years, but how does the O&M considerations differ when storage systems come into play?

Session Topics:
  • Key issues in O&M: product choice, configuration, warranties
  • O&M (OPEX) vs CAPEX costs for storage plants
  • Total Cost of Ownership
13:30

Networking Lunch

Session Topics:
Session 3

The Financial & Legal Opportunities

15:00

The Bottom Line: Financing Energy Storage Projects

presentation

30 min.

Are investors and financiers ready to finance storage projects in the Netherlands? Join this session to find out from the pioneer players who already have experience with storage project financing and the main challenges and opportunities they've faced.

Session Topics:
  • Cost of storage project finance
  • Bankability and quality apects
  • Specific interest of investors: conditions and requirements
  • Financing assumptions
  • Insurance & guarantees
15:30

The Rules of the Game: Does the Dutch Legislation Support Energy Storage?

presentation

30 min.

A mature technology can highly benefit from legal incentives in order to scale up. Not only that, but the regulation can also negatively impact the implementation of a technology. Don't miss out on this session that will outline the regulatory framework for the implementation of storage in the Netherlands. What are the policy targets and how does that impact the future of energy storage projects? Are there any changes we can expect to see in the future?

Session Topics:
16:00

Afternoon Networking Break & Matchmaking

Session Topics:
Session 4

Future Outlook and Battery Alternatives

17:00

Beyond Lithium-ion: Are There Alternatives to Traditional Battery Storage?

presentation

30 min.

As most things in life, there is no one way to reach a goal. The case for storage solutions is clear, but which storage technology is the best? What are the technical innovations impacting the existing business models and what are the alternatives to traditional battery energy storage? Join us to find out.

Session Topics:
  • Lithium-ion vs other storage technologies
  • Seasonal storage
  • Digitalization
17:30

Conference Wrap-Up

presentation

10 min.

Session Topics:
17:40

Networking Bites & Drinks

Session Topics:

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Lorena Nieuwenhoven
Project Manager

For questions about the program and content of the event:

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Mar Clemente Diego
Business Developer

For questions regarding partnership opportunities:

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Jessica Medina
Project Coordinator

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