ees Innovation Day

July 29, 2020 (Online)

The ees Innovation Day is an online event for all innovation and energy storage enthusiasts. The compact and insightful event will present the latest innovations for renewable energy storage and advanced battery technology. Up to 10 companies will present their innovations on stage to an international audience and/or to visitors at their booths in the Expo Area of the event. The English-language event also hosts a parallel German lecture series in the morning.

Dive into further company and product details in the accompanying Expo Area and ask all your questions in personal 1:1 chats or video calls. Take advantage of the different networking possibilities to connect with other event attendees, exchange ideas and expand your network of international energy storage experts.

Quick Facts

Date July 29, 2020
Hours 8:00am–4:00pm (CEST)
Location Online Event
Tickets Free of charge
Participating Companies Up to 10 ees exhibitors worldwide
Language English

Keynote Speaker Yayoi Sekine

Head of Decentralized Energy, BloombergNEF

Yayoi Sekine heads the Decentralized Energy practice at BloombergNEF based out of New York. Yayoi oversees a research team that produces insights on the impacts of decentralization of our energy systems. These include demand-side opportunities, the growing role of energy storage, and how our power systems and networks are being shaped and responding to these trends. She previously led the Americas Energy Storage research practice for BNEF, also in New York, and prior to that was Research Analyst based in Sao Paulo having spent four years covering Latin American renewable energy market development through BNEF. Her specialization includes expertise on energy storage, renewable energy projects and financing, knowledge of policy framework for project development in key markets in the US and Latin American region. Yayoi holds a BSc in Global Resource Systems with focus on Latin America from the University of British Columbia (Canada).

Yayoi Sekine will give the keynote on "Beyond Covid-19 – the Outlook for Energy Storage".

Keynote Speaker Dr. Kai-Philipp Kairies

Director Technical Consulting, RWTH Aachen University

Kai-Philipp is a scientist and entrepreneur focusing on innovative storage solutions and sustainable energy. He worked as a battery scientist in Aachen, Singapore and Los Angeles. Until 2017, he headed the research section “Grid Integration and Storage System Analysis” at Aachen University. His current work focuses on battery monitoring and optimization, efficient charging strategies for electric cars and future developments in battery technology.

Kai-Philipp acts as a consultant to several governmental and intergovernmental organizations, among others the German Ministry for Economics and Energy (BMWi), the German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Dr. Kai-Philipp Kairies will give the keynote on "Battery Technology Trends: From Research to Reality".


8:00am–8:45am Registration Start: Discover the Event Platform  

Welcome Note by the Organizer

Sabine Kloos, Project Manager ees Europe & Power2Drive Europe, Solar Promotion GmbH


Keynote Speech: Battery Technology Trends: From Research to Reality

Dr. Kai-Philipp Kairies, Director Technical Consulting, RWTH Aachen University


Everything as a Grid

Dirk Kaisers, Segment Leader Distributed Energy Management EMEA, Eaton Electric

With full electrification and digitization, the economy will become even more dependent on reliable electricity supply. At the same time, as the share of variable renewables increases, electricity generation will become more erratic and unpredictable. This will require a grid that acts as more than a mere distributor of power.

Energiespeicher-Lösungen für On- und Off Grid Anwendungen (GERMAN)

Dr. Thomas Huemer, Business Development Manager, xelectrix Power GmbH

xelectrix Power ist ein österreichisches Unternehmen mit der Vision, die Energiewende mit intelligenten BESS Technologien voranzutreiben. Unter dem Motto DISCOVER NEW ENERGY: Energie, Optimierung, Speicherung und Steuerung entwickelt xelectrix Power innovative Konzepte für On- und Off Grid Anwendungen. Eigen entwickelte Leistungselektronik, das Netzwerk-Analyse-Modul NAM, BMS und EMS-Konzepte erreichen eine Vielzahl an Kunden und tragen so aktiv zur Gestaltung der Energiewende bei.


Solax Power's Market Leading Energy Storage System

Rudolf Schell, Service Engineer, Solax Power Europe GmbH

Find out about the new Triple Power 5.8kWh LFP battery, the differences between lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries, the intelligent BMS of energy storage system and get an in depth look at the EPS function.

Großspeichersysteme, Technik, Wirtschaftlichkeit, Geschäftsmodelle (GERMAN)

Dipl.-Ing. Hans Urban, Business Development, Smart Power GmbH

Im Zusammenhang mit der viel diskutierten Energiewende übernimmt der Einsatz von Großspeichersystemen in Gewerbe, Industrie und auch bei Energieversorgern eine zentrale Rolle. Wir informieren Sie über rentable Geschäftsmodelle, damit solche Speicher finanziert, installiert und dann im Sinne der Energiewende betrieben werden.


The Future of Energy – Evolution and Interaction

Michael Steininger-Yang, Marketing & PR Specialist, Alpha ESS

Energy is part of the basic supply and the basis for equivalent living conditions and a strong economy. However, energy must not only be available, it must also be sufficient, stable, cheap, and renewable. Learn more about the latest solutions and products from Alpha ESS, making clean energy beneficial to everyone in the world.

Evolution der LG Chem RESU Heimspeicher (GERMAN)

Stefan Krokowski, Head of Sales & Marketing Residential ESS EMEA, LG Chem Europe GmbH

1:00pm–2:00pm Lunch Break  

Keynote Speech: Beyond Covid-19 – the Outlook for Energy Storage

Yayoi Sekine, Head of Decentralized Energy, BloombergNEF

Energy storage will multiply exponentially in the coming decades, from 11GW/21GWh in 2019 to more than 1,095GW/2,850GWh by 2040. Despite some disruption caused by Covid-19, the market is strong and will continue to grow over coming years. Lithium-ion battery prices have fallen by 87% over the past decade and by 2024 BloombergNEF expects prices to fall below $100/kWh. Falling prices and increasing flexibility needs to meet the low-carbon system of the future will further unlock economic opportunities for stationary storage. Join the session to hear the latest energy storage outlook.


The Advanced Functionality and Scalability for Residential and Commercial Energy Storage Systems – BYD Battery-Box

Joey Qiao, Sales Manager, BYD Company Limited

Zero emission ecosystem pioneer BYD has now developed the third generation of its Battery-Box for residential and commercial energy storage systems. Always listening to the feedback in the market, BYD offers with the new Battery-Box Premium a more advanced functionality and scalability. More details and a snapshot of the production in the presentation.





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