Event | Storage: the missing piece in the energy puzzle

2016 is proving to be an exciting year for storage. Developments such as the Tesla powerwall, secondary control using car batteries, and artificial lake storage claim to stabilize the energy supply and enable decarbonisation. Where will the future take us?

This first event organized by the new Board and Event Committee will focus on a promising part of the sustainable energy system of the future: Storage. The matching of electricity supply and demand is increasingly difficult as the share of renewables in energy systems across the globe is rapidly increasing. Where in the past electricity supply was typically adjusted to meet fluctuating demand, currently supply is fluctuating as a result of irradiation and wind variablility and this often results in a mismatch in supply and demand. Different storage technologies claim to solve this problem, however most are still in the early stages of development and currently struggle to compete with other non-storage technologies due to high costs.

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Date: May 12th, 2016
Time: 19:00 (walk-in) 19:30(start)
Location: Academiegebouw, Domplein 29, 3512 JE Utrecht

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19:30-19:45 Introduction by YES-DC
19:45-20:30 Jaap Willems
20:30-20:45 Break
20:45-21:30: Jillis Raadschelders
21:30-22:00: Interactive discussion
22:00-23:00: Drinks



[message_box title=”Jaap Willems, founder and managing director, ATEPS ” color=”white”]Jaap Willems

Jaap Willems is the founder and managing director of ATEPS. Following a background in environmental and innovation science in Maastricht he worked on innovative questions for Royal HaskoningDHV for eight years. His specialties are in the area of environmental questions, mobility and energy. The recently founded ATEPS has developed an innovative battery management system. The technology focuses on reducing the price of purchase, extending battery lifetime, reducing maintenance, reducing operational costs, is modular, safe and has remote monitoring and communications with other energy platforms.

Jaap wil discuss the innovations in storage from his experience at ATEPS.


[message_box title=”Jillis Raadschelders, Head of Department Renewables &Storage, DNV GL” color=”white”]Jillis Raadschelders

With over 15 years of experience in the energy storage industry, Jillis has become an internationally respected expert on energy storage. After his graduation in chemical engineering at Delft University he started as a researcher on chemical storage at TNO. After 6 years he joined DNV GL (formerly KEMA) to focus on storage applications. Within DNV GL he has founded an advisory group on storage applications and business models in the United States and is currently Head of Department Renewables & Storage for DNV GL. He combines this with his role as co-founder and vice president of EASE, the European Association for Storage of Energy, and as chair of Energy Storage NL which represents the interest of organisations involved in innovation of energy storage. With his broad international experience in storage applications he has a good view on the role of storage within the energy transition and how storage can be implemented on a commercial basis.


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