“ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE 2018 once again demonstrated the solid growth of the industry across all storage technologies and various applications. ESE is the decisive international business platform for energy storage systems and its success confirms the growing industry figures predicted by BVES”, says Urban Windelen, Executive Director of BVES.
Trade fair is becoming increasingly more international
Internationalisation as a further industry trend is also apparent in the visitor structure of Energy Storage Europe and IRES: This year, the organisers welcomed delegations from Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador and other Central American countries as well as from Greece, Norway, Poland, Portugal. All in all, participants from 61 countries attended the conferences as well as the trade fair.
ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE and IRES strengthen research and development
At this year’s Energy Storage Europe Conference and the 12th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES), the discussion revolved around the considerable influence of regulatory frameworks on the development and introduction of storage technologies. Prof. Peter Droege, President of EUROSOLAR e. V., emphasised: “The decentralised energy turnaround is more urgently needed than ever. To this end, the introduction of a new energy market regulation with renewable energies and storage systems at its core is a key step. For this reason, we call on Brussels and the new government in Berlin to finally make the widespread market introduction of storage applications possible.”
“The research environment and economic strength of North Rhine-Westphalia form the ideal growth medium for a technology trade fair such as ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE. Here it is evident how scientific expertise and entrepreneurial commitment can jointly advance the energy industry”, commented Dr. Frank-Michael Baumann, Managing Director of EnergieAgentur.NRW, commenting on the mixture of science and business traditionally found in Düsseldorf.
Focus on sector coupling and system-useful stores
Further important topics at the conferences were flexible sector coupling and system-useful storage solutions that stabilise networks, for example. The IRES conference also focused on thermal energy storage and specific applications.
First study on the energy storage market published
According to BVES’ current market estimate, the capacity of large-scale battery storage facilities for grid stabilisation installed in Germany alone will increase by more than 80 percent in 2018. Detailed figures on the sector’s development can be found in the BVES study published last Tuesday. Download here: https://www.yumpu.com/de/document/view/59895651/pk-ese-praesentation-2018
About ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE 2018 | exhibition grounds Düsseldorf
ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE is the trade fair for the global energy storage industry and flexible sector coupling with the world’s largest conference programme on energy storage solutions and their applications. The trade fair welcomed about 4.500 visitors from 61 countries in 2018. 170 exhibitors presented themselves. The conferences included the 7th Energy Storage Europe Conference (ESE) of Messe Düsseldorf and the 12th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES) of EUROSOLAR e.V.. The thematic focal points are economy and finances (ESE) as well as science and social policy (IRES).
Energy Storage Europe 2019 will take place in Düsseldorf from the 12th to 14th of March.