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Aurora Battery

Wednesday, 8 November 2023

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Shaping the Future of Energy Storage in Europe: Optimising Performance and Portfolios

The transformation of energy systems continues to gather pace across Europe. Increasingly ambitious national plans made by European Governments, swift development of renewable energy, and the consequent need for greater system flexibility and battery deployment has resulted in battery transactions perpetually growing in their volume and size in 2023.

GB was once an outlier in battery deployment, but now we see huge investment across numerous rapidly maturing European markets. Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) capacity is expected to grow at least 7 times by 2030, creating significant opportunities, but also a more complex landscape. Navigating this mix of wholesale balancing and operability markets means investors will need to be smarter than ever to stay at the forefront. Choosing the right markets and technologies, as well as optimising asset performance, is essential.

With these huge opportunities ahead, the Aurora Battery Conference 2023 unpacked the best ways to construct Europe-wide portfolios of storage assets, and explored how successful companies in the sector are using software—such as our leading battery analytics tool, Chronos—to optimise performance.

The Aurora Battery Conference has grown to be one of the largest events for battery storage and other flexible energy technologies in Europe, combining our original analysis with perspectives from leading figures in industry, finance, and policy.

Plenty of opportunities for networking were experienced throughout the day, including a drinks reception in the evening.  Policymakers, project developers, manufacturers, banks, and investors were present and key industry leaders were heard from.

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Speakers 2023

Kayte O'Neill

Director of Transformation, National Grid ESO

Ralph Johnson

Head of UK Business Development, Habitat Energy

Hildagarde McCarville

CEO, Anesco

William Evans

Executive Director, Structured Finance Energy Europe, Santander

Steve Hunter

Managing Director, Power Markets, Renewable Power Capital

Andy Hadland

Chief Strategy Officer, Eku Energy

Laura Sandys

Non-Executive Director, SSE Transmission, Highview Power, Ohme & Energy Systems Catapult

Ben Guest

Managing Director, New Energy, Gresham House

Mike Ryan

Commercial Director, Constantine Energy

Christina Rentell

Senior Associate, Aurora

Dan Monzani

Managing Director, UK & Ireland, Aurora

Mateusz Wronski

Global Software Solutions Director, Aurora

Caroline Still

Senior Associate, Aurora

Matteo Coriglioni

Head of Italy, Aurora

Tom Smout

Senior Associate, Aurora

Previous Years

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