The inaugural Energy Storage Council Conference will be held alongside the highly successful Australian Solar Council Conference & Exhibition on the 13 – 14 May 2015 in Melbourne.

Co-locating the Conference with the Solar 2015 event allows participants from energy storage and associated industries to do business in one location, with over 4,000 delegates anticipated to attend this combined event.

The Energy Storage Council Conference is a free to attend two day program reviewing technology, applications and economics of energy storage. The program features over 30 speakers focusing on current market developments and trends, technology integration, policy making and industry case studies.

The future of the Australian Energy Market with the adoption of storage technologies is put under the spotlight on day one with presentations from the Australian Energy Regulator, the Australian Energy Market Operator and leading Australian Utilities.

Then international speaker, Dr Ali Nourai, Energy Storage Segment Director from DNV GL will provide insight into the US Utilities views on energy storage and integration into the grid following a survey undertaken by DNV GL for the US Department of Energy.

The Conference will also host a panel discussion focused on ‘Optimising battery storage for the new energy economy’, led by sponsor Enphase Energy’s Co-founder, Raghu Belur.

Other day one highlights include ‘Regulatory and contractual arrangements for energy storage in Australia’ from K&L Gates Law Firm and ‘Effectively Evaluating the Cost of Storage: Its $/kWh Per Cycle, Not Just $/kWh’ by Philip Keogan of Sunverge Energy Australia.

Day two features presentations by industry pioneers ranging from international speaker Martin Fronage, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer of Enphase Energy to Australian industry leader Selectronic Australia.

This is followed by John Wood, CEO of Ecoult, then Masoud Abshar, Managing Director, Magellan Power with an industry case study and Schneider Electric’s Stace Tzamtzidis.

The Conference will bring representatives from energy storage companies including technology manufacturers, equipment providers, project developers, consultants, utilities and other energy industry leaders.

The ESC Conference is being held in the same exhibition hall as Solar 2015, with the exhibition including a dedicated energy storage zone.

This is your opportunity to be kept up-to-date on industry news, view trade displays, network with peers and hear experts address the future outlook of this emerging industry – all at no cost!

More information on the ESC Conference can be found at


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