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ees Forum 2024

Join us for the latest trends and innovations in the battery and energy storage industry at the ees Forum, operated by IBESA.


Wednesday, June 19, 2024

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM | The smarter E Award Energy Storage Finalists 2024

This year’s The smarter E Energy Storage AWARD finalists will provide insights into how they are driving the transition to clean energy systems in short keynote speeches on their most innovative products or projects, each followed by a short Q&A session.


2:00 – 4:00 PM | Energy Storage Market Trends

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IBESA will lead you through this engaging session on the international energy storage market. Dive into the global storage industry with engaging presentations by renowned experts and learn about the latest market dynamics, trends and technologies.


2:00 PM | Watts Next? Mapping the European and German Battery Storage Status and Developements

Speaker: Saif Islam, Senior Consultant & Ali Arfa, Data Manager, EUPD Research


2:15 PM | Storage as a Transformation Wild Card: Government Strategy and Photovoltaic Expansion Are Driving Market Growth

Speaker: Thomas Seltmann, Solar Technology & Storage Officer, German Solar Industry Association (Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft)


2:30 PM | C-level Panel: Navigating Europe’s Dynamic Battery Storage Landscape

Speaker: Dr. Andreas Piepenbrink, CEO (E3/DC), Eric Rüland, Managing Director Sales, Service & Finance (RCT Power), Sven Albersmeier-Braun, VP Sales Central Europe (Sigenergy), Oliver Koch, CEO (sonnen), Dominik Gluba, General Manager (VARTA)


3:30 PM | Trends in Energy Storage System Manufacturing: A New Era of Collaboration

Speaker: Bill Mitchell, Senior Business Unit Director, Renewables and Energy Infrastructure, Jabil


3:40 PM | Energy Storage Market Trends

Speaker: Kevin Benedict, Product & Solution Manager, EcoFlow


3:50 PM | Effects of time-of-use tariffs coupled with highly efficient AC-batteries

Speaker: Mark-Vinzent Weiler, Sales Employee, SAX Power


4:00 – 4.50 PM | Buffer Storage for Charging Infrastructure

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Join this highly informative session on the use of buffer storage for charging infrastructure. With electric vehicles increasing in relevancy and use, creating a secure and energy efficient charging infrastructure is becoming more important. Using energy storage systems as buffer storage for EV charging is one of the emerging solutions to ensuring the needed time and operational capabilities as well as a reduction of strain on the power grids. Learn more about the opportunities and chances buffer storage brings from our experts!


4:00 PM | Storage-based charging infrastructure for car sharing and private utilization in the context of districts

Speaker: Nils Reiners, Group Manager Applied Storage Systems, Fraunhofer ISE


4:10 PM | Energy solutions by Rolls-Royce. Transforming EV-charging with battery storage

Speaker: Rohid Prasad, Head of Sales Battery Systems, Rolls Royce


4:20 PM | Buffer Storage for Charging Infrastructure and other peak power loads 

Speaker: Jos Theuns, Senior Director Strategy & Partnership for Energy Solutions, Exide


4:30 PM | Turning Theory into Action: A Case Study of Charging Infrastructure with Storage 

Speaker: Marc Schulz, Sales Manager, INTILION


4:40 PM | Battery Swapping: How to Integrate Flexible Storage with High-Power Charging 

Speaker: Michael Clarke, Product Manager Charging, NIO Power

Thursday, June 20, 2024

10:30 – 11:30 AM | Is my battery OK? Unlocking insights with cutting-edge diagnostics

Powered by PEM at RWTH Aachen University and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA)

This session geared toward energy storage manufacturers will be full of valuable insights on the topic of battery diagnostics. It will be led In cooperation with VDMA, and RWTH Aachen.


12:00 – 1:00 PM | Are our batteries safe? Unpacking the risks and protections in modern energy storage.

Powered by PEM at RWTH Aachen University and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA)

Under the leadership of VDMA and RWTH Aachen, this session will focus on battery safety. It is primarily aimed at installers and manufacturers who want to be brought up to date with the latest safety standards and trends in the battery storage market.


1:00 – 1:30 PM | Industry Pitches

In this session, industry pioneers present their most innovative products and approaches.


1:00 PM | Beyond Solar Panels: EcoFlow’s Comprehensive Energy System

Speaker: Kevin Benedict, Product & Solution Manager, EcoFlow


1:10 PM | “Errare humanum est” – Large BESS for grid applications 3.0

Speaker: Claudio Moretti, Senior Key Account Manager, A123


1:20 PM | Lokale DC-Netze eröffnen neue Möglichkeiten
Gemeinsam bringen wir die Energiewende vor Ort voran!

Speaker: Jonas Epperlein, Sales Power Quality Converters, Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen


2:00 – 4:00 PM | Energiekosten senken mit Gewerbespeichern (GER)

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Rising energy costs have been a topic of conversation for quite some time now – for private households as well as companies of all sizes. This session will cover how the latter can decrease their energy costs in addition to reducing their carbon footprint with commercial energy storage, as well as what to consider when buying and installing it.

2:00 PM | Ressourceneffiziente Batterietechnologie als Schlüssel für Europas nachhaltige und unabhängige Energiezukunft 

Speaker: Dr. Nam Truong, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, STABL Energy 


2:10 PM | Vorteile von Ready-to-Use Energiespeicher für Industrie und Gewerbe 

Speaker: Ruben Glowczak, Sales Engineer Energy Storage Solutions Germany & Austria, SOCOMEC


2:20 PM | Potenziale erkennen und Netzentgelte sparen, so geht’s 

Speaker: Louis Fuchs, Junior Sales Manager, INTILION 


2:30 PM | EATON – xStorage
Speicherlösung für Commercial & Industrial

Speaker: Carina Wagner, Field Product Manager Energy Transition, Eaton Electric 


2:40 PM | Innovative Speicher für die Energiewende von Unternehmen, Made in Germany

Speaker: Jan Thäter, Sales Engineer, FENECON 


2:50 PM | Optimiertes Energiemanagement mit Hilfe von Batterie-Energiespeicher-Systemen in der Bauwirtschaft und Industriebereichen

Speaker: Sebastian Schifferdecker, Business Line Manager Power and Flow – DACH-Region, Atlas Copco


3:00 PM | 100% Autarkie mit Gewerbespeicher – maximale Energieunabhängigkeit zu minimalen Energiekosten 

Speaker: Eric Rüland, Managing Director Sales, Service & Finance, RCT Power 


3:10 PM | Tesla’s new commercial and resi storage – Powerwall 3

Speaker: Dieter Krebs, Sales Manager, Tesla


3:20 PM | Ihre Energie Ihre Zukunft – Energie nicht nur speichern, sondern auch selbstbestimmt handeln

Speaker: Sander Vincent, Project Manager, Commeo


3:30 PM | Comprehensive C&I solutions from Pylontech

Speaker: Kamel Silmy, CTO Germany, Pylon Technologies


3:40 PM | Unlocking Energy: The Role of Energy Storage Solutions in Reducing Operational Costs for CCI Applications 

Speaker: Allen Lei, Sales Director, Dyness


3:50 PM | tbd

Speaker: Hakan Öztürk, Head of Sales, Pomega


4:00 – 5:00 PM | Long Duration Energy Storage

Powered by Long Duration Energy Council & IBESA

Storing energy for longer can safely provide additional flexibility for a power system relying on renewable energy sources, and thus plays an important role in a successful energy transition. Co-hosted by LDES and IBESA, this session will dive headfirst into the topic of long duration energy storage systems – learn about current market dynamics, technologies and more!

4:00 PM | Welcome by the Moderator

Speaker: Julia Souder, CEO, LDES Council


4:10 PM | The Importance of LDES for EMEA Region

Speaker: Eren Engur, Managing Director, Malta Inc.


4:20 PM | LDES and the Iron Salt Battery: clean, affordable, and capable energy storage for the path to net zero 

Speaker: Thibault L’Huby, Lead Strategy and Business Development, Voltstorage


4:30 PM | How An Open-Stack Approach To Long-Duration Energy Storage Can Accellerate Adoption 

Speaker: Luca Manzella, VP Sales & Business Development EMEA, Energy Vault


4:40 PM | The only certain solution for Long Duration Energy Storage 

Speaker: Volker Schulte, CEO, CellCube


4:50 PM | Sodium-sulfur batteries (NAS Batteries) for long-duration stationary energy storage

Speaker: Uwe Fuchs, Head of Global Sales, BASF

Friday, June 21, 2024

10:30 – 11:50 AM | Portable Storage Systems – Use Cases 

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Access to clean power is a vital part of the energy transition – and this includes off-grid energy needs. Portable renewable energy storage systems are an alternative to their gas-based counterparts that offer to fulfill this need. This conference session will focus on these portable storage systems and explores use cases, advantages and disadvantages, as well as their economic viability.


10:30 AM | A Leap Towards Sustainable Future with the Most Accessible Energy Storage Solution 

Speaker: Kelvin Cao, CEO of Anker Europe & President of Energy Storage, Anker Solix


10:40 AM | Power Without Boundaries: Evaluating Portable Energy Systems 

Speaker: Udo Reetz, Sales Engineer and Technical Consultant, EcoFlow


10:50 AM | Taking balcony solar to the next level with Growatt 

Speaker: Junning Xu, Product Marketing Manager, Growatt


11:00 AM | tbd

Speaker: Jose Sayago, European Presale Technical Support Manager, Hoymiles Power Electronics


12:00 – 1:00 PM | Speicher smart kombiniert – Innovative Lösungen für Handwerk und Prosumer (GER)

Powered by BSW (German Solar Association)

Electricity storage systems are the wild cards in the electricity system of private and commercial electricity consumers. The session will present highlights and innovative solutions for solar power around the clock and optimal sector coupling with heating and electric cars.
How can photovoltaics, storage systems, heat pumps and charging stations be combined and networked even more efficiently and intelligently? How can users benefit from their own climate-friendly energy system? How do new products and solutions simplify sales, planning and installation for the trade? We provide interesting answers to these and other exciting questions.


1:30 – 3:00 PM | Tipps & Tricks für die Speicherinstallation (GER)

Powered by International Solar Energy Society (DGS) & Gentner Verlag (photovoltaik)

As is the case with all technologies, installing energy storage systems comes with a specific set of requirements. That is why the Gentner Verlag and the International Solar Energy Society (DGS) are hosting a session where they will share tipps and tricks on how to install ESS in a safe and efficient way. Join them for helpful insights into the installation process!

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