2018 Highlights
The Aurora Battery Conference
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The outlook for flexible technologies

Battery storage and other flexible technologies continue to be a focal point for investment in the UK power system as it transitions towards a low carbon future. At the same time, markets for flexible assets have become more complex and challenging, and businesses are evolving their business models to continue to realise value.

Aurora’s flagship Battery Storage and Flexibility Conference brought together original analysis and insights from the Aurora team on the outlook for flexible technologies, and discussion with leading industry figures, in a focused half-day session in central London. It has grown to become one of the largest events of its kind in Europe – attracting 550 participants this year.

Speaker Highlights

Ed Davey MP, speaker at Aurora's event

Rt Hon Sir Edward Davey


Steve Shine, speaker at Aurora's event

Steve Shine OBE

Chairman, Anesco

Frances Warburton, speaker at Aurora's event

Frances Warburton

Director Energy System Transition, Ofgem

James Watson, speaker at Aurora's event

James Watson

International Head of Energy & Utilities, Osborne Clarke

Saskia Barker, speaker at Aurora's event

Saskia Barker

Service Development Engineer, Flexitricity

Marek Kubik, speaker at Aurora's event

Marek Kubik

Market Director, Fluence Energy

2017 Highlights
The Aurora Battery Conference
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The investment case and market outlook

Interest in battery storage and other flexible technologies continues to grow at a rapid pace, but much remains unclear about the investment case and market outlook.

This event, with over 600 registered attendees was designed to bring original analysis and forecasting from the Aurora team together with provocative insight and discussion from leading industry figures in a focused, half day session in central London.

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Alex Chisholm

Permanent Secretary, BEIS

Roger Atkins

Managing Director, Electric Vehicles Outlook

Clare Spedding

Head of Business Development, National Grid

Dan Monzani

Head of Energy Security, BEIS

Clare King

Associate Director, Osborne Clarke

Erik Nygard

CEO and Cofounder, Limejump

2016 Highlights
The Aurora Battery Conference

The impact of battery storage in the UK

Our conference provided a platform to discuss the potential impact of battery storage in the UK, and the emerging investment opportunities.

Themes included:

  • Technology: what performance and lifetimes can we expect from today’s battery technologies, and how quickly might that improve in the future?
  • Investment models: what services might batteries provide, how will these be compensated, and how soon will they be profitable?
  • Transmission and distribution: what are the opportunities, what are the challenges?

Speaker Highlights

Paul Massara

CEO, North Star Solar

Alejandro Ciruelos

Managing Director, Santander

Phil Sheppard

Director of SO Operations, National Grid

Peter Bruce

Professor, University of Oxford

Andy Burgess

Associate Partner, Energy Systems Intergration, Ofgem

John Fiennes

Director, Energy Strategy, Networks and Markets, DECC