Energy Storage 2014
25.3. - 27.3.2014, Düsseldorf, Germany
International Summit for the Storage of Renewable Energies
The global energy supply is facing a change. The incidents in Japan earlier this year and the nuclear power phase-out of Germany contribute to the energy turnaround which is approaching fast. Already the share of renewable energies in the power supply holds 12.5 percent. Until 2020 this part will almost triple. To reach this it needs more than a heroic vision. There is a need of market-compatible concepts. To introduce the transformation if the energy system, we need efficient grids, an efficient infrastructure and efficient storage-technologies. Marketable applications and innovative concepts are the core of the "Energy Storage – International Summit for the Storage of Renewable Energies" in Düsseldorf. It conducts research, political, industry and utility companies to discuss innovative concepts and market-ready applications for the storage of energy. The target of the „Energy Storage Summit" is to show what future energy supply can look like, based on renewable energies and what role energy storage technologies play in this industry.
With more than 530 participants spanning 33 countries, the event is counted among the industry’s most important meetings. Peter Altmaier, Germany’s Federal Environment Minister, also attended the event. Two accompanying workshops rounded off the programme at the conference exhibition - the Energy Storage Production Technology Forum and the application workshop, Technology & Project Implementation Practices. The conference was accompanied by a trade exhibition. With 45 exhibitors, there were significantly more participants than at the first event in 2012.
The next Energy Storage will take place in Düsseldorf from 25 - 27 March 2014. Next year’s programme will have a stronger focus on concrete business models, and the accompanying trade exhibition will concentrate more on the presentation of marketable solutions and applications for storage system.