Day 1 /// Monday 6 June

Munich

Morning

Arrival of delegates

Welcome and Ice-breaking Lunch
Meet with all delegates during an informal lunch. Get to know each other’s businesses and discuss common goals for the tour.

 
Afternoon

Closed-door Welcome Workshop

Introduction to the German storage market, delivered by a leading market entry specialist and key market player

ANNE BRÄUTIGAM
SR MANAGER FOR ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT & RESOURCES /// GTAI

Stationary Energy Storage in Germany: Market Status & Outlook

  • Current markets, trends and customers
  • Business opportunities in residential and large scale energy storage
  • Driving factors for future developments
Evening

Innovation-themed dinner Session

Presentations from local storage solution providers on innovative energy storage technologies.

Caterva - First Storage Swarm to Supply Balancing Power

  • The value of grid stabilizing virtual power plants
  • A multi-application storage system combining needs of consumers and grid
  • Providing an entirely new business model to utilities
  • Attractive gross margins from intraday-exchange
MARKUS BREHLER
CEO /// CATERVA

Day 2 /// Tuesday 7 June

Munich

Morning
BENGT STAHLSCHMIDT
HEAD OF GLOBAL SALES /// GILDEMEISTER ENERGY STORAGE

Project visit to Smart Power Flow project, a cooperation between Gildemeister, SMA, LVN, Younicos and research institute Reiner Lemoine, investigating grid extension vs grid storage.


Project-themed Lunch Session

Stakeholders of the Smart Power Flow project (a project of the Reiner Lemoine Institut) are invited to join this lunch session, and share their practical experiences regarding storage projects. 

The SmartPowerFlow project – Integration of a large scale vanadium-redox-flow battery into the German distribution grid.

  • General project overview
  • Finding economical and at the same time network supportive applications for large scale batteries
  • Field tests and operational strategy optimization
PETER SCHWEAGERL
DIRECTOR NETWORK CONTROL CENTER /// LVN

Title to be announced

BENGT STAHLSCHMIDT
HEAD OF GLOBAL SALES /// GILDEMEISTER ENERGY STORAGE
 
Afternoon

Company Visit to sonnen GmbH, the German lithium-ion-storage systems provider and market leader in intelligent energy storage.

  • Welcoming of the visitors from the Storage Tour
  • Presentation of the company by Managing Director and COO Oliver Koch
  • Tour through the new Manufacturing site of sonnen

 

OLIVER KOCH
MANAGING DIRECTOR & COO /// SONNEN
Evening

German Cultural Networking Night

  • "Beer and sausage night". Immerse yourself in the local culture with a networking dinner based on beers, sausages, and cabbage. Build long-lasting relations with business partners over a warm loud dinner, and outside the usual grey offices.

Day 3 /// Wednesday 8 June

Berlin

Morning

Breakfast

Travel to Berlin

Round Table Lunch
Discuss and review storage topics of your interest accompanied by local experts.

Afternoon

Company visit to Younicos AG, a global leader for intelligent storage and grid solutions based on battery technology.

  • Welcome & Introduction by management
  • Technology center visit
  • Case discussion of Schwerin project
SPEAKER T.B.C.
YOUNICOS
Evening

Finance-themed Dinner Session

TIMMY KÖHLER
ASSOCIATE ENERGY STORAGE /// SUSI PARTNERS

Energy Storage as an Infrastructure Asset Class

  • Challenges & Opportunities for Investing in the German Storage Market
  • Necessary Investment Parameters
  • The Future of Storage Financing

 

GERARD REID
FOUNDER /// ALEXA CAPITAL

Future of Financing Energy Storage

  • What will be the available financing options
  • Influence of EV's and 2nd life projects on battery costs
  • Insights from the German market

Day 4 /// Thursday 9 June

Berlin

Morning

Project visit to a Power to Gas plant of Uniper, an international energy company pioneering the storage of renewable energy in the national gas grid.

  • Welcome & introduction
  • Project visit
  • Project case study discussion
RENÉ SCHOOF
HEAD OF ENERGY STORAGE TECHNOLOGY /// UNIPER
Afternoon

Half-day conference accessible for external registrants.

Join the delegation for this half-day workshop focused on & discussing opportunities in the German storage market, prerequisites for commercial development of storage, and insights from local, high-level key-players.

Smart, plug-play storage solutions for commercial, public and industrial Microgrids and weak Grids  

  • Application for innovative Storage Solutions in Island Grids and Weak Grids
  • Experience at Qinous Microgrid Testsite and Customer Applications
GEORGE HANNA
CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR /// QINOUS
BENJAMIN BIEGEL
ASSET MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST /// DANSKE COMMODITIES

Case Study – Battery optimization from a trading perspective

  • What markets are batteries suitable for?
  • What are the market barriers?
  • Optimization of batteries in the primary reserve market and the intraday market.
  • Result from a real life battery case.
Evening

Business Networking Dinner
Complete the half-day conference and the tour with a final networking dinner in one of Berlin’s finest dining room.


Friday 10 June

Departure