Rückblick: Konferenzprogramm 2017






Arrival of Attendees - Breakfast

Arrival of Attendees - Breakfast


Welcome from IRES Organizer

Prof. Peter Droege, President EUROSOLAR e.V.



Welcome from ESE Organizer Messe Düsseldorf GmbH

Werner M. Dornscheidt, President and CEO Messe Düsseldorf GmbH


Opening of the 6th ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE

Hannelore Kraft, Premier of North Rhine-Westphalia


Welcome Address from the BMWi

Thorsten Herdan, Director, Energy policy - heating and efficiency - Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy


Key note speech

Welcome Address from the DG Energy

Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Advisor to the Director General DG ENERGY, European Commission


Key note speech

Opening of the ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE expo and conference

Dr. Andreas Hauer, ZAE Bayern, Chairman of the ESE conference


Key note speech

Opening of the International Renewable Energy Storage Conference

Prof. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer, ISEA RWTH Aachen, Chairman of IRES conference




Opening of the trade fair and poster exhibition



Lunch break - Visit of the Exhibition

14:00 - 15:30


Intro to Business, Finance, Research and Science Topics


Dr. Andreas Hauer, Divisional Director ZAE Bavaria and Chairman of the ESE Conference


Teun Bokhoven, Chairman ECES IEA


Cordelia Thielitz, Head of New Business Area Stationary Storage, Robert Bosch GmbH, General Manager Bosch Energy Storage Solutions LLC.


100% Renewable Energy System is feasible by including Storage Technologies

Hans- Josef Fell, President of Energy Watch Group


European and German Regulatory Frameworks for Innovative Storage Technologies

Dr. Jan Ole Voß, Attorney Becker Büttner Held





16:00 - 17:30


Discussion Round


Prof. Dirk Uwe Sauer, ISEA RWTH Aachen, Chairmen of IRES Conference

Dr. Frank Michael Baumann, CEO Energie Agentur NRW

Marie Donnelly, Director - Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Directorate General Energy, European Commission (tbc)

Thorsten Herdan, Director, Energy policy - heating and efficiency - Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Thomas Speidel, CEO ads-Tec, President BVES




BVES Reception

Poster Session #1



Coffee Break

Power-to-Gas / Power-to-X
Long-term and seasonal storage technology with a focus on their applicability, oprtimization and impact are presented and discussed in this session.

Chair: tbc

Energy System Analysis (1)
This session discusses the role of energy storage, sector coupling and grids for a comprehensive view on the energy transition towards renewable energy.

Chair: Prof. Dr. Christian Breyer

Latest developments in the area of battery technologies are presented in this session. In focus is the optimization of batteries, the life cycle assessment and sustainable use.

Chair: tbc

Deutsche Vortragsreihe in Kooperation mit der Energieagentur.NRW
Die Politik der gebremsten Energiewende - Ansprüche und Wirklichkeit bei der Umsetzung der Pariser Beschlüsse.

Session Power-to-Gas / Power-to-X

Session Energy System Analysis (1)

Session Batteries

Deutsche Vortragsreihe


Study of Power-to-Gas Technology to Facilitate the Integration of PV on the Swiss Distribution Grid

Chan Park, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Effect of Storage Operation Synergies on Optimal Planning Methodology

Akhila Jambagi, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Optimizing Battery Storage Sizing and Dispatch for Use in Stationary Applications

Holger Hesse, Technical University Munich, Germany


Lothar Schneider, Energieagentur.NRW


Spatially-Resolved Analysis of the Challenges and Opportunities for PtG in Baden-Württemberg

Sebastian König, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

How Large Electricity Storage is Needed to Incorporate Very Large Intermittent Renewables?

Solomon Asfaw, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Energy Management of a Hybrid 5 MW / 5 MWh Battery Energy Storage System

Michael Merten, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Anforderungen an eine konsequente Energiewendepolitik auf Basis des Monitoring-Prozesses

Maike Schmidt, ZSW Baden-Württemberg


H2 at Scale: Energy system-wide benefits of increased H2 implementation

Josh Eichman, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA

Long–Term, Multi–Sectoral Energy Scenarios For The U.S.: The Case Of Flexibility Demand

Felix Cebulla, German Aerospace Center, Germany

Life Cycle Assessment of Stationary Battery Systems – the Important Role of the Use Phase

Laura Göllner-Völker, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany

Chancen und Risiken eine forcierten Energiewende aus energiewirtschaftlicher Perspektive

Hendrik Kondziella, Universität Leipzig, Institut für Infrastruktur und Ressourcenmanagement (IIRM)


Robust Optimization and Dynamic Simulation Of A Small Sale Power-To-Ammonia Plant

Robert Weiss, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland

Effects of Sector Coupling in the German Heat and Electricity System

Matthias Koch, Oeko-Institut e.V., Germany

Hybrid-Optimal – Demonstrating The Cellular Approach With A Hybrid Battery Concept

Lukas Held & Sebastian König, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Eckpfeiler der Energiewende

Dr. Detlef Stolten, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institut für Energie- und Klimaforschung


Nitrogen-Based Fuels: A Novel Energy Storage Solution for Future Sustainable Energy Grids

Oren Elishav, Technion, Israel

Electricity Grid and Storage – Complements or Substitutes?

Paul Neetzow, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

Redox Flow Batteries – Markets, Trends, Applications

Dr. Lorenzo Grande, IDTechEX GmbH, Germany

Eine Neue Energiemarktordnung für eine schnelle, dezentrale und kostengünstige Energiewende

Stephan Grüger, MdL, EUROSOLAR e.V.


Synthetic Methanol and Dimethyl Ether Production Based on Hybrid PV-Wind Power Plants

Mahdi Fasihi, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Long-term Power System Transformation - First Results

Christian Bussar, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Preserving the Environment with Sustainable Saltwater Batteries in Africa

Matthias Hermes, Aquion Energy, Germany


Lunch Break

Poster Session #2


Deutsche Vortragsreihe in Kooperation mit der Energieagentur.NRW
Die Sektorenkopplung Erneuerbar machen - Potenziale uns Praxisbeispiele aus NRW

Vorstellung des Klimaschutzwettbewerbs EnergiSektorenkopplung.NRW
Dr. Joachim Kutscher, Forschungszentrum Jülich, ETN (Energie, Technologie, Nachhaltigkeit)

Betrieb von Brennstoffzellen-Bussen mit Wasserstoff aus der Chlorelektrolyse
Carsten Krause, HyCologne    

Potentiale von Hochtemperatur-Wärmespeichern für die Sektorenkopplung
Dr. Thomas Bauer, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

Sektorenkopplung - Smart Grids und Elektrische Mobilität
Dr. Fritz Rettberg, TU Dortmund - ie³


Coffee Break

Sensible Thermal Energy Storage
Sensible TES is based on storing thermal energy by heating or cooling a liquid or solid storage medium. This session takes a look at different research projects and discusses their findings.

Chair: Prof. Dr. Luisa Cabeza

Energy System Analysis (2)
This session discusses the role of energy storage for a spready, optimized and affordable transition to 100% renewable energy.

Chair: Jose Etcheverry

PV Home Storage
PV Home Storage Systems are a rapidly developing market. The session will discuss topologies, optimum sizing, profitability, impacts issues and field results.

Chair: tbc

Deutsche Vortragsreihe in Kooperation mit der Energieagentur.NRW
Netze und Speicher für die schnelle Energiewende - Kontroversen und Lösungsansätze

Session Sensible Thermal Energy Storage

Session Energy System Analysis (2)

Session PV Home Storage

Deutsche Vortragsreihe


A Comparative LCA of Two Single-Tank Thermal Energy Storage Systems for a 1MWe CSP Plant

Ammar Mouaky, IRESEN, Morocco

Roadmap For Battery Energy Storage in the Future EU Electricity System

Kris Kessels, VITO/Energyville, Belgium

Optimal Home Battery Sizing and Dispatch in EU Countries Taking Into Account Battery Degradation

Juan-Pablo Jiménez-Navarro, Joint Research Center, European Commission, The Netherlands

Erneuerbare Energien und Netze aus Perspektive der Bundesnetzagentur

Peter Stratmann, Bundesnetzagentur


Demonstrating Cost Effective Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salts: DLR’s TESIS Test Facility

Christian Odenthal, German Aerospace Center, Germany

Profitability of Energy Storage Systems for Industrial Applications

Esther Mengelkamp, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

The Impact of Control Strategies on the Performance and Profitability of Li-Ion Home Storage Systems

Nina Munzke, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Welche Netze für welche Energiewende?

Wibke Brems, MdL, EUROSOLAR e.V.


Flexibilization of Industrial Combined Heat and Power Plants using Thermochemical Energy Storage

Michael Angerer, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Transition to 100% Renewable Energy Power Sector in Iran and Role of Storage Technologies

Narges Ghorbani, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Improving PV Battery Systems Integration In Urban Areas Using Heterogeneous Demand Patterns

Geert Litjens, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Transportnetze als zukunftssichernde Maßnahmen im Industrieland NRW

Peter Barth, Amprion GmbH


Load Shifting Potential of Household Power-to-Heat Devices Employing Thermal Storage

Britta Kleinertz, Research Center for Energy Economics, Germany

Multiple Storage Technologies Offering Multiple Services in Generation Expansion Planning

Jannik Haas, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Impacts on Load Distribution and Aging in Lithium-ion Home Storage Systems

Thorsten Grün, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Moderne Verteilnetze als Rückgrat der Energiewende

Prof. Markus Zdrallek, Bergische Universität Wuppertal


Integration of Molten Salt Energy Storages into Steam Power Plants

Marc Schwarzenbart, Solar-Institut Jülich, Germany

Are PV Battery Systems Causing Ramping Problems in the German Power Grid?

David Haberschusz, ISEA RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Dezentrale Speicher als neue Elemente mit Flexibilitätspotenzial für die Netze

Prof. Dirk Uwe Sauer, RWTH Aachen


Optimized Scheduling of Heat Pump Systems for Maximum Utilization of PV-Electricity

Ajit Toradmal, Reutlingen University, Germany

Transmission Networks vs Thermal Energy Storage in a Renewable European Energy System

Thomas Brown, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany

Providing Frequency Control Reserve with a Pool of Solar Battery Systems

Raphael Hollinger, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany



Networking Party

Latent Heat Storage
Melting or crystallizing materials is another way to store heat. This session takes a look at different ways, their development and effectiveness.

Chair: Ina Fernandez

Flexibility Options (1)
An energy system with high shares of RE requires flexibility for balancing the energy system. In this session the conditions for the untainted use of RE are discussed.

Chair: Davide Rivola

Community Storage (1)
Storage can be used to supply remote regions and cities of the grid with electricity. Prerequisites for storage in such areas are presented and discussed in this session.

Chair: Frank Strümpler

Country Cases (1)
Emergingcountries are going to play a big role in the energy scenario. Political landscape, policy framework, economic viability, carbon footprint are the challenges to be addressed.

Chair: Marco Merlo

Session Latent Heat Storage

Session Flexibility Options (1)

Session Community Storage (1)

Session Country Cases (1)


Concrete Core Slab with PCM for Space Heating and Cooling in Buildings

Luisa Cabeza, University of Lleida, Spain

Minimizing Storage Costs by Substituting Centralized Electrical Storage by Thermal Storage at the End User

Stefan Krauter, University of Paderborn, EET-NEK, Germany

Integrating Storages in Energy Regions and Local Communities

Caroline Möller, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, Germany

The Role of Storage Technologies for the Transition to a 100% Renewable Energy Power Sector in Ukraine

Christian Breyer, Lappeenranta Univ of Technology, Finland


Modelling and Experimental Validation of Fin-and-Tubes Heat Exchangers for Latent Heat Storage Applications

Hannah Neumann, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany

Economic and Environmental Evaluation of Sewage Heat Pumps and Electric Boilers Using TES

Aldo Armando Perez Rodarte, TH Köln, Germany

Economic And Environmental Cost Of Local Self-Sufficiency - Analysis Of An Urban Micro Grid

Alexander Wanitschke, Reiner Lemoine Institut, Germany

Novel LoadProGen Procedure for Micro-Grid Design

Marco Merlo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Erythritol, Glycerol and Olive Oil as Renewable, Safe and Cost-Effective Phase Change Materials

Saman Gunasekara, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Use of Pilot Plant Scale Facilities as Key Factor for an Optimal Design and Operation of Commercial CSP Plants with TES systems

Luisa Cabeza, University of Lleida, Spain

Integration of the CHEST-System for Power to Heat to Power storage in Smart District Heating

Henning Jockenhöfer & Dan Bauer, German Aerospace Center, Germany

Energy Storage Technology Demand in the Transition to 100% Renewable Energy For India

Ashish Gulagi, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland


Development Of A Latent Heat Storage Based On Salt Hydrates For Cooling And Domestic Hot Water

Thomas Badenhop, Vaillant Group, Germany

Unlocking Flexibility by Exploiting the Thermal Capacity of Concrete Core Activation

Bram van der Heijde, EnergyVille, Belgium

Potential of Hydrogen Storage for Off Grid Applications – A Global Analysis

Oliver Arnhold, Reiner Lemoine Institut, Germany

Optimum Combination of Photovoltaics and Batteries to Substitute Diesel Generators

Thorsten Schneiders, TH Köln, Germany


Coffee Break

Thermochemical Storage
TCS is highly effecitve and has a good volumetric energy density. The closer look at different projects provides a full insight into the current research status of this technology.

Chair: Peter Schossig

Flexibility Options (2)
The use of renewable energy and various flexibility options requires steady evaluation. This session will present different studies on the successful use of flexibility options.

Chair: Prof. Dr. Ingo Stadler

The use of storage systems comes with an investment and several strategies of estimating and returning the value of this technology.

Chair: tbc

Framework Conditions
Political and legal framework conditions still narrow the widespread use of storage. The session takes a look at chances and barriers.

Chair: tbc

Session Latent Heat Storage

Session Flexibility Options (1)

Session Community Storage (1)

Session Country Cases (1)


Sorption Thermal Energy Storage for Cooling the Battery of a Hybrid Vehicle

Georg Engel, AEE Intec, Austria

Degrees of Freedom for Primary Control with Batteries

Eberhard Waffenschmidt, TH Köln, Germany

Modeling Future Storage Requirements in Europe: a Separation of Drivers

Wolf-Peter Schill, DIW Berlin, Germany

The New Legal Framework for Energy Storage in Germany

Martin Altrock, Becker Büttner Held Rechtsanwälte, Germany


Experimental Set-Up and Testing Procedure for the Assessment of Sorption Energy Storages

Salvatore Vasta, CNR-ITAE, Italy

Exploiting Resource Complementarities To Reduce Energy Storage Need

Solomon Asfaw, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Investment Decisions In Imperfect Power Markets With Hydrogen Storage

Jan Michalski, Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH, Germany

Contrasts Among European Regulatory Frameworks for Energy Storage and Markets

Corentin Baschet, Clean Horizon Consulting, France


Waste Heat Driven Thermochemical Heat Transformation Based On A Salt Hydrate

Jana Stengler, German Aerospace Center, Germany

Evaluation Of The Potential Of Electric And Thermal Storage Using Algorithms

Vasco Medici, SUPSI, Switzerland

Price Development and Bidding Strategies for BESS on the Primary Control Reserve Market

Johannes Fleer, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Is Flexibility from the Heat and Gas Sector More Feasible after Recent Reforms in Germany?

Christine Brandstätt, Fraunhofer IFAM, Germany


Realization of a 4kW Thermochemical Segmented Reactor in Household Scale for Seasonal Heat Storage

Mohammadreza Gaini, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Increased Grid Flexibility of PV and Heat Pump Systems with Local Storage

Mattia Battaglia, Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, Switzerland

Maximizing the Value of Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage

Jonathan Hart, Center for Sustainable Energy, USA

Sizing Battery Storage For Multiple Applications - The Effect Of Policy

Jan Ossenbrink, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Energy Performances of Ultra-Low Grade Heat Upgrading for Thermochemical Energy Storage

Oleksandr Skrylnyk, University of Mons, Belgium

Monetizing Distributed Energy Storage

Anissa Dehamna, Navigant Research, USA

Public Acceptance Study for CSP-ORC Power Plant in Benguerir, Morocco

Dr. Mouad Arrad, IRESEN, Morocco


Thermochemical Energy Storage for Seasonal Balance of Available Electricity and Heat Demand

Marc Linder, German Aerospace Center, Germany

Synergies in Combining Use Of Heat Storages And Batteries In PV-CHP-Hybridsystems

Tanja Kneiske, Fraunhofer IWES, Germany

The Economics of ESS: How to Enhance Income Streams for Energy Storage in Combination with CHP Plants

Rico Wojanowksi, Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany

Communicating about Electricity Storage: Experts’ And Laypeople's Perspectives

Barbara Sophie Zaunbrecher, Human-Computer Center, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Lunch Break

Sorption Storage for Solar Heat
The improvement of thermal sorption storages needs studies into new materials and into better understanding of components and systems. Results are presented in this session.

Chair: Wim van Helden

Applications and Case Studies
The role, the potential and the benefits of various energy technologies in different countries and regions of applicability are discussed in this session.

Chair: tbc

Community Storage (2)
To be using storage in off grid areas requires an evaluation of the conditions. This session will take a look at various examples to discuss the optimal use of storage in remote communities.

Chair: tbc

Country Cases (2)
Emerging countries are going to play a big role in the energy scenario. Political landscape, policy framework, economic viability, carbon footprint are the challenges to be addressed.

Chair: Marco Merlo

Session Latent Heat Storage

Session Flexibility Options (1)

Session Community Storage (1)

Session Country Cases (1)


Introduction: The 4-Temperature-Approach – A Method to Evaluate Materials for TCM Heat Storages

Johannes Krämer, ZAE Bayern, Germany

Comparison of Environmental Impacts of Elec-tricity Generation for Graciosa Island, Azores

Peter Stenzel, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Optimal Use of Energy Storage Potentials in a Renewable Energy System with District Heating

Pascal Dubucq, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

Assessment of Energy Storage Technologies in Transition to a 100% RE System for Nigeria

Ayobami Solomon Oyewo, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland


Thermal and Desiccant Properties of Sorption Media

Kristian Krekic, University of Kassel, Germany

The Potential of Thermal Energy Storage Technologies in District Heating System in Estonia

Anna Volkova, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Energetic, Economic Analysis of the Use of Heat Storage in a District Heating Network

Kevin Sartor, University of Liege, Belgium

Implementing Energy Storage In An Evolving Regulatory Environment

Samuel Portebos, Clean Horizon, France


Investigation of Water Evaporation for Closed Sorption Storage Systems

Bai Nam Dang, AEE Intec, Austria

The Impacts of High V2G Participation in a 100% Renewable Åland Energy System

Michael Child, Lappeenrante University of Technology, Finland

Feasibility Study of PC & Li-Ion Battery Based Michro-Grids for Bolivian Off-Grid Communities

Sergio Luis Balderrama Subieta, Liege University, Belgium

Pilot Solar-PV Rural Electrification Scheme for Isalu Community in Ota Nigeria

Samuel Tita Wara, Covenant University, Nigeria


Experimental and NumericalInvestigations of an Adsorption Storage for Cooling Applications

Simone Semprini, University Stuttgart, Germany

Dynamic Analysis of Adiabatic CAES with Molten Salt TES and Electric Resistance Heating

Tomi Thomasson, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland


Heat and Mass Transfer of a H2O/LiBr Falling Film Absorber with a Horizontal Tube Bundle

Federico Lonardi, University of Kassel, Germany


Summary of the conference


Closing of the conference