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Energy Storage with 2nd Life Batteries
First ELSA stakeholder workshop

2.5. - 3.5.2016, Aachen, Germany

Register now for the first ELSA stakeholder workshop on the topic "Energy Storage with 2nd Life Batteries". In the project ELSA , battery storage systems consisting of 2nd life batteries from electric vehicles will be tested at six pilot sites across Europe.  The first workshop will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of May at the E.ON Energy Research Center of the RWTH Aachen, which is one of the ELSA pilot sites. 

With our first workshop, we especially address stakeholders in the energy and building domain. Apart from presenting the ELSA battery storage system and its six pilot sites, this workshop will offer its participants the opportunity to discuss expectations and needs with regard to small to medium-scale storage solutions for the building and for the energy sector.
Participants of the workshop will:


2nd of May (12:00-18:00) & 3rd of May (09:00-11:45)


E.ON Energy Research Center at the RWTH Aachen University, Building 4120, Room 00.26 & 00.27
Mathieustr. 10, 52074 Aachen, Germany
In case you plan to travel to the venue by car, please contact the event organisation team at in order to obtain a parking permit.
Download directions to the E.ON Energy Research Center
(Source: RKW Architekten Düsseldorf, Holger Knauf)

Hotel recommendations:

Hotel Ibis Aachen Marschiertor
Hotel Ibis Aachen Hauptbahnhof

Tentative Agenda

Day 1 (2nd of May): Use-cases for small- and medium-scale storage solutions

 When? What? Who?
12:00Registration and Networking Buffet
12:30WelcomeProf. Antonello Monti, RWTH Aachen University
12:35Introduction to the workshopEric Portales, Bouygues, ELSA project coordinator
12:45Keynote: Main line of European Commission policy regarding the role of storage within the Horizon 2020 Electricity Grid Energy Storage programHenrik Dam, European Commission
13:05Keynote: Storage solutions with electric vehicle batteries: new services for buildings and the gridStefan Ritter, CEO of The Mobility House
13:25Introduction to the ELSA pilots & use casesVincenzo Croce, Engineering & Stefano Riverso, UTRC Ireland Limited
13:45Coffee Break
14:15Round-table with panel discussion: Stakeholders' needs and expectations regarding small-and medium-scale storage solutionsModeration: Antonello Monti, RWTH Aachen University
  • Etienne Gaudin, E-Lab Bouygues-SA
  • Bernhard Rindt, CEO egrid applications & consulting GmbH 
  • Pol Olivella-Rosell, Smart Innovation Østfold
  • Herman Annendyck, Eoly
  • tbd
15:45 Wrap-up: stakeholders' needs and expectations 
16:00Pilot site visit
Tour of the E.ON Energy Research Center installations
 17:00 Networking Event 
Day 2 (3rd of May): Business-cases for small- and medium-scale storage solutions
09:00Introduction to business opportunities by small- and medium-scale storage solutionsMassimo Bertoncini, Engineering
09:30World café: Discussion about restrictions and opportunities for implementing storage solutions from participants according to their industrial sector.
Tentative questions to be discussed in the world café are:
  • What are possible business cases for small-to medium-scale storage solutions?
  • What are national and international regulations that facilitate or hinder business cases?
  • What are technical developments that could facilitate business cases?
  • What are potential market designs for storage and flexibility solutions?
 All participants                                            
11:00World café wrap-up & plenary discussionLudwig Karg, B.A.U.M. Consult GmbH
11:30Wrap up of the workshop
11:45End of workshop