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July 3, 2012, Conrad Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
Session Time Topics Speakers
  8:30-9:00 Registration and tea/coffee
Introduction 9:00-9:15 Introduction to the Conference Global Transmission Research
Special Session with the European Commission's (EC) Energy Directorate 9:15-10:45 EC's Strategy for energy storage in meeting European energy objectives. Philip Lowe, Director-General for Energy, European Commission
Grid-Scale Energy Storage: TSO perspective Hubert Lemmens, Chief Information Officer, Elia Group
Break 10:45-11:00 Tea/Coffee break
European Regulatory and Policy Review 11:00-12:45 Special regulatory (and thus market) frameworks for storage Dr Jean Marie-Bemtgen, European Commission

Different approaches to electricity storage Dr Sabine Schulte-Beckhausen, Counsel, White & Case
Regulatory and market structures for energy storage Patrick Clerens, Secretary General, European Association for Storage of Energy
Do we need special regulatory frameworks for storage - Case study from Spain
Cesar Martinez Villar, Regulatory Affairs, ENDESA (on behalf of Juan Jose Alba Rios, Vice Chair of EURELECTRIC and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, ENDESA)
EURELECTRIC's Paper on Decentralised Storage
12:45-13:00 Q&A and discussion with the panel
Break 13:00-14:00 Lunch
Storage for Renewable Integration 14:00-15:00 Relevance of storage for integrating renewable energy into the grid. Richard Roebuck, Group Business Development Manager, Parker Hannifin
Opportunities and challenges Dr Jurgen Weiss, Principal, Brattle Group
Electrolysis for Power-to-Gas and grid balancing Filip Smeets, General Manager, Hydrogenics Europe
15:00-15:15 Q&A and discussion with the panel
Storage from the TSO Perspective 15:15-16:00 Challenges of an integrated European transmission grid plan Irina Mihaela Minciuna, Planning Data Advisor, System Development Committee, ENTSO-E
Ownership and tariff issues for energy storage Pierre Bernard, Managing Partner, Bernard EnergyAdvocacy
16:00-16:15 Q&A and discussion with the panel
Break 16:15-16:30 Tea/Coffee break
Valuing and Financing Energy Storage 16:30-17:15 Assessing the value of stationary energy storage facilities Dr Christophe Gatzen, Senior Consultant for Energy, Frontier Economics
Financing energy storage and lenders' perspectives Fabio Lancellotti, Senior Associate, Aster Capital Finance
17:15-17:30 Open floor and wrap-up
  17:30 Close