The biggest names in energy storage come together in Sydney

The 2019 Australian Energy Storage Conference will leverage off the success of the 2018 event and bring more international speakers and perspectives to the local market.

The Australian and international energy sector will meet in Sydney from June 13–14 to discuss the latest in storage technologies the transition to new energy systems and a more reliable grid, and how these will benefit and impact the mining sector.

Sydney’s International Convention Centre will be host to the 2019 Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (AES 2019), the premier event for opportunities in energy storage.

This year’s theme, Energy Storage – The Great Enabler, will feature the biggest players in the industry exploring the latest in projects, technologies and processes for large-scale and commercial energy storage.

Thought-leaders and energy executives from around the world will showcase case studies and discuss topics including utility applications of energy storage technologies, the role of microgrids, grid-scale storage investment and current storage projects, as well as a look at where the sector is headed.

The combination of local and international perspectives will reveal similarities in storage challenges worldwide and inspire new approaches for grappling with Australia’s most pressing industry issues.

The event will also run a free-to-attend exhibition featuring cutting-edge technologies available on the market.

The conference also provides many networking opportunities, including drinks and a dinner cruise, where attendees will get the chance to mingle with the experts and chat with industry peers in both formal and informal settings.

Meet the speakers

The first round of Australian and international expert speakers have been announced.

Robert G Morgan, chief executive officer of Energy Storage at GE Power in the United States, brings a 30 year career in global energy markets to his keynote presentation, where he will address critical questions about corporate strategy and project development in the storage sector.

Juergen Zimmerman, business development and technology manager, ABB’s Global Centre of Competence for Microgrids, will give insight on why storage for spinning reserve is successful in the mining industry.

Craig Evans, president, CEO and founder, ESS, will explore how you can optimise microgrids with long-duration energy storage assets in both grid-connected and off-grid applications.

Mike Bagot, national sales and strategy manager, NEC Energy Solutions, will present a case study on a recently awarded energy storage project for a major investor owned utility in Massachusetts, the largest islandable residential and commercial microgrid in the world.

Andrew Mears, CEO, SwitchDin, will delve into the role of battery storage in the management of modern-day microgrids in his presentation. He’ll examine case studies from SwitchDin’s project portfolio, including both stand-alone microgrids like the Lockhart River project in Queensland, as well as embedded networks for commercial, industrial and residential applications.

Alan Louis, principal engineer technology innovation, Energy Queensland, will share his experience across a number of topics including the consideration of microgrid applications at a MV and HV level and the protection implications of these.

Ganesh Ganeshkumar, territory manager, AUS/NZ, Ecoult, will explain how Ecoult’s systems, using UltraBattery, are being applied to the full range of stationary applications needed in the growth of energy storage market, supporting grid stability, renewable integration and particularly microgrids, in challenging climates around the world.

And Claude Morris, Microgrid technology leader, GHD brings a wealth of international microgrid and battery energy storage experience and knowledge to the conference program. He’ll share how he’s applied this knowledge to a number of GHD’s Australian client’s projects.

More speakers and full program still to be announced.

The 2019 Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition will run from June 13–14 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. Conference tickets are limited so register today at

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