TUESDAY 8 MAY

Harnessing the Potential of Energy Storage

Mount Nebo Hall, Sea Level (-1)

The EBRD is committed to supporting the Green Energy Transition in its countries of operations. As more variable renewable energy sources are incorporated into the generation mix, new solutions are needed to ensure the stability of the electricity grid and the provision of reliable, high quality electricity supply. Additionally, the rise of distributed, consumer-led energy generation models may increase demand for solutions that decrease end users’ reliance on a centralized grid. Energy storage is likely to play a key role in providing such solutions to grid operators, generators and consumers alike.

This event will bring together stakeholders from the private, public and financial sector to discuss the future of energy storage and its role in creating resilient, green economies. We will explore the potential disruptive effect of storage on the energy industry, and how businesses and governments can contribute to and benefit from investment in energy storage solutions.

This event will be followed by a Reception.

 

For more information please contact: 

Anastasios Giamouridis
GiamourA@ebrd.com

Moderator

Mattia Romani

Managing Director, Economics, Policy & Governance, EBRD

Speakers

Jason Channell

Managing Director, Citigroup

Guy Doyle

Chief Economist, Energy and Carbon, Mott MacDonald

Peter Kuijs

Managing Director, AES Jordan

Risto Paldanius

Director Energy Storage, Solar and Integration, Wärtsilä Corporation

Jason Channell

Managing Director, Citigroup

Based in London, Jason is Global Head of Citi’s Sustainable and Responsible Investment research team. Throughout his career Jason's research has covered the energy spectrum of utilities, oil and gas, and alternative energy, and he has presented to numerous governments, policymakers and regulators around the world on energy policy.

Jason is the lead author of some of Citi's most-read reports on energy, most notably the “Energy Darwinism” series which gained significant traction, culminating in its presentation to the United Nations, with Jason chairing the related session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Jason holds a degree in engineering science and management from the University of Durham and is regularly featured in the international media in print, online and television.

 

Guy Doyle

Chief Economist, Energy and Carbon, Mott MacDonald

He sits on the UK government’s Panel of Technical Experts, advising on capacity markets and other energy security issues. More generally, he advises on energy market fundamentals, project development, market design, regulatory frameworks and techno-economics. Guy is currently leading an EBRD assignment to assist the Jordanian government with regulations to enable electricity storage, and advising the UK on its smart systems and storage-funding programme. Recent projects include studying renewable energy auctions for Kenya, examining options for handling high levels of variable renewables and development models for offshore wind power, and studying arrangements for trading balancing energy for the EC. Before joining MML, Guy ran Power Ink, was a partner at McCloskey Coal, chief economist at IEA Coal Research and a forecasting consultant at Global Insight, as well as writing for the Financial Times.

 

Peter Kuijs

Managing Director, AES Jordan

With a background in electrical engineering Peter is managing AES’ Business in Jordan, consisting of the IPP’s: AES Jordan PSC (CCGT) and Levant with a total of 640MW of thermal generation and a 52MWp Solar project to be constructed near the village of Al Manakher East of Amman. Previously, Peter served as Plant manager of AES’s jointly owned 460MW CHP Elsta facility in the Netherlands. In this capacity, he was also responsible for the innovative Energy Storage Array project in Vlissingen, AES’ first Battery based Energy Storage Project in Europe, including playing a vital role in the successful completion of its construction, commissioning into operation, and subsequent O&M.

 

Risto Paldanius

Director Energy Storage, Solar and Integration, Wärtsilä Corporation

Mr. Risto Paldanius has 20 years of experience in different fields of energy sector: - Owners engineer and consultant for large GTCC projects at Pöyry Corporation - Thermal power plant life cycle solutions sales at GE - Electricity market advisor at Fortum - Developing power system studies and conducting feasibility models for different electricity markets and projects at Wartsila

Today develping energy storage and hybrid solutions for EMEA region as a head of business development for Greensmith Energy - A Wartsila Company.

Mattia Romani

Managing Director, Economics, Policy & Governance, EBRD

Dr Mattia Romani is Managing Director for Economics, Policy and Governance at the EBRD. He is also Senior Visiting Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics. Before joining the EBRD in 2014, he was the Deputy Director General and Chief Economist of the Global Green Growth Institute, an international organization based in South Korea created to support developing and emerging countries on their green growth plans. He was previously with McKinsey and Company, where he worked as a senior expert since 2009. He served as Lord Nicholas Stern's deputy on the UN Secretary General High-Level Advisory Group on Climate Finance in 2010. Between 2007 and 2009, he worked as the lead economist on the Stern Review team in the UK Government. He was previously at Shell International working on long-term scenarios. Between 1999 and 2003 he worked at the World Bank in Washington DC, Abidjan and Antananarivo.