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SMi’s 2nd annual Distributed Energy Storage conference, taking place in London on 17-18 June, features a vast array of Utility case studies. This year’s programme will address how those at the forefront of the DES market have adapted to various technology challenges and policy changes, as well as revealing valuable lessons learnt from groundbreaking pilot projects.

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The Distributed Energy Storage market is one of the most vibrant sectors of the electricity market and is set to reach $1.2bn by the end of the year. The growing penetration of intermittent and decentralised power generation in a number of countries around the world is causing considerable stresses on transmission systems designed for more consistent centralised power generation. Improving the efficiency of transmission through smart grids and optimised transmission infrastructure using energy storage creates considerable cost savings on generation fuel costs, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and slashing of power wastages related to backup and spinning reserves.

As battery technology costs continue falling, widespread deployment will become even more feasible. Against this backdrop, SMi's 2nd annual Distributed Energy Storage conference takes an in-depth look at how Utilities are integrating DES with case studies provided on the results of recent groundbreaking pilot projects, how technology challenges and policy updates have been addressed and lessons learnt to take forward and assist with future development.

Expert Speakers include:
Alistair Steele, R&D Project Manager, Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution
Karima Boukir, Energy Management & Future Grids, EDF Energy
Dr Stewart Norman, Storage Programme Manager, E.ON New Build and Technology
Chris Thompson, Project Delivery Manager - Customer-Led Network Revolution Project, Northern Powergrid
Sally Fenton, Project Leader - Innovation Delivery, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
Denis O’Leary, Head of Smart Energy Technology, ESB
Keith Maclean, Policy and Research Director, Scottish and Southern Energy
Nick Heyward, Commercial Manager - Future Networks, UK Power Networks
Mo Cloonan, Head of Development, Community Energy Scotland
David Green, Founder/CEO, Eco Island Partnership CIC
Anthony Price, Director, The Electricity Storage Network

For more information, visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/distributed-energy-storage10.asp
Alternatively, contact Andrew Gibbons on +44 (0) 20 7827 6156 or email agibbons(at)smi-online(dot)co.uk

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