Charging Up Towards A Flexible Future – How Energy Storage Will Transform The Water Industry
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Charging Up Towards A Flexible Future – How Energy Storage Will Transform The Water Industry

Energy storage has seen an unprecedented interest to connect to the electricity network over the past 12-18 months.


As the first wave of projects, predominantly battery systems driven by high-value response service contracts with National Grid, moves from development to deployment and operation, questions remain over the potential that storage can play in the energy system and specifically the commercial and industrial sector.


This event, bringing together experts from the storage and wider energy sector, will provide an update on the energy storage market in the UK, the capabilities and costs of storage technology and identify the potential value that energy storage could provide to operational sites in the water industry.



12:30 - Arrival, registration and buffet lunch

13:00 - Welcome and introduction from the chair

Ray Arrell, Chair + SW Committee, Institute of Water

13:05 - An update on the UK energy storage market 

Johnny Gowdy, Director, Regen


13:30 - Developments of battery storage technology

Neil Durno, Regional Business Manager, Younicos


14:00 - The benefits of ‘behind the meter’ storage and resilience

Robert Miles, Managing Director, Immersa


14:30 - Routes to market and legal considerations for storage projects

Chris Pritchett, Partner, Foot Anstey LLP


15:00 - Panel discussion

Chaired by Ray Arrell

What are the barriers to investment for the water sector?

Is now the time to invest in storage?

What are the implications for PR19 (2020-2025) business planning?

15:30 - Networking and coffee

16:00 - Event close



Map location – [Click here]

An Exeter University campus map is also available online:

(Innovation Centre is marked on map as building number 25)



By car – the Streatham Campus is north of the city centre and attendees can drive onto to campus to the Innovation Centre (located on Rennes Drive), turning off Prince of Wales Road via either Stocker Road (east entrance road) or Streatham Drive (west entrance road). Satellite navigation can use “EX4 4RN” as a location to navigate to. Parking information is outlined in more detail below.

By train – the Streatham Campus is 20-25mins walk from Exeter St Davids station. There are also taxi services available outside the station.

By bus – both Exeter City D bus route go via the Exeter University campus, stopping outside the Innovation Centre. Please see timetable and route guide here.


See campus map online here, showing the location of car parks in relation to the Innovation Centre (refenced as building 25).


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  • To book your attendance please click the 'Book Now' button located at the top & bottom of this page.
  • If you are having difficulty booking, or would like to amend or cancel your booking please contact Lucy Archer on 0191 422 0088.
  • For further information regarding this event please contact Ray Arrell
Event Cost
Rates for this event (Inc VAT)
Member Rate £24.00
Non-Member Rate £84.00
Event Details

The Innovation Centre, Exeter University Campus, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RN

South West

January 24th 2018

January 24th 2018

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