Energy Storage agenda

Please note that all agenda times are in BST unless otherwise stated.

09:00
 - 10:00 BST
Funding the Forecasts
Panel Discussion
HOW ARE TRENDS IN THE WIDER RENEWABLE SECTOR AFFECTING STORAGE?
  • Hydrogen as a disruptor – recent policies announced surrounding this
  • Storage as an enabler for other existing renewable projects
  • Size of projects scaling up and utility-scale boom – what does this mean for arbitrage and the merchant model?
10:30
 - 11:30 BST
Funding the Forecasts
Panel Discussion
HAS THE COST OF CAPITAL GONE UP FOR GOOD?

Unsurprisingly, there is some uncertainty and widespread concern around lending for projects, however banks are still keen to do deals and help stabilise the economy. What does the future landscape look like for the investment and development community?

  • Cost of capital – is it expected to continue rising or will it begin to stabilise?
  • Predictions in the shift of funding sources
  • Large pension funds and the role they have to play
  • What developers can do to increase their chances – tips to increase bankability
13:30
 - 15:00 BST
SUPPLY CHAIN UPDATE
Interactive Roundtable
THE BATTERY RACE: PAN-EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE BATTERY MANUFACTURING

The EU has injected over $3bn for manufacturing into the storage market, seeing the multi-country initiative focus on 4 key parts of the supply chain, and spear-heading the lithium revolution even more.

  • What will the shift in manufacturing from China mean for the market as a whole?
  • Is there a cost-benefit to buying EU products?
  • Will investors look a EU products differently, and what investments are they comfortable with in the industrial world?
15:30
 - 16:00 BST
SUPPLY CHAIN UPDATE
Presentation
USA: WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES OF BUILDING LARGE-SCALE MANUFACTURING SITES?

The battery manufacturing race is proving a huge point of industrial competition as the sector gradually makes the shift away from the incumbent Chinese manufacturing market, particularly in the US.