Highlights of Energy Research 2021 “Energy storage – key element to energy transition” (Online)

November 23, 2021 – November 23, 2021
09:30 am – 03:00 pm
Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK)
The event “Highlights of Energy Research” this year focuses on the topic “Energy storage”. Activities of the IEA Energy Storage TCP, the market analysis of energy storages in Austria as well as various research projects are presented, which cover a wide range of topics from battery development to large-scale heat storage and sector coupling.

Organizer

Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) in cooperation with:

  • FFG
  • Austrian Climate and Energy Fund
  • AEE INTEC
  • IEA ES TCP – Energy Storage Technology Collaboration Programme

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Content Description

The increasing use of fluctuating renewable energy sources as well as decentralization of the energy generation call for new approaches for energy distribution and storage. Innovative technologies for energy storage and flexibilization of energy demand play an important role as key technologies on the way to a decarbonized energy system.

The event “Highlights of Energy Research” launched by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) this year focuses on the topic “Energy storage”.

Teun Bokhoven, Chairman of the IEA Energy Storage Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP), will provide insights regarding the activities of the Energy Storage TCP and talk about the importance of energy storage in the transformed global energy system.

The market analysis of energy storages in Austria as well as various research projects are then presented, which cover a wide range of topics from battery development to large-scale heat storage and sector coupling. A panel discussion on the relevance of different energy storage technologies in decarbonisation strategies of three European countries will complete the programme.

The event will be held in conjunction with the IEA Energy Storage TCP’s international Exco-Meeting. The TCP is engaged in research, development, implementation and integration of energy storage technologies to optimise the energy efficiency of all kinds of energy systems and to accelerate the expansion of renewable energy technologies.

This event is aimed at energy experts and interested parties from industry, science, politics and administration.

Program

9:30 Opening

Moderation: Sabine Mitter, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK)

  • Henriette Spyra, Head of Directorate III Innovation and Technology, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK)
  • Theresia Vogel, Austrian Climate and Energy Fund

9:45 Session 1

Moderation: Elvira Lutter, Austrian Climate and Energy Fund

  • Importance of energy storage in the transformed global energy system – Activities of the IEA Energy Storage TCP
    Teun Bokhoven, Chairman IEA Energy Storage TCP
  • Energy storage in Austria – target images, market development and recommendations for action
    Heinz Buschmann, Austrian Climate and Energy Fund
    Kurt Leonhartsberger, University of Applied Sciences Vienna
    Presentation slides
  • Research results on underground storage of hydrogen and conversion to methane
    Stephan Bauer, RAG Austria AG
    Presentation slides

10:45 COFFEE BREAK

11:15 Session 2

Moderation: Christian Fink, AEE Intec

  • Solar power, even if the sun is not shining
    Hannes Heigl, Fronius International GmbH
    Presentation slides
  • Large-scale heat storage – technological developments in Austria and internationally
    Wim van Helden, AEE INTEC and Manager of IEA Energy Storage Task 39
    Josef-Dieter Deix, CEO Porr Construction
    Presentation slides
  • Battery storage for the urban distribution network
    Roland Zoll, Wiener Netze
    Christian Messner, Austrian Institute of Technology
    Presentation slides

12:15 LUNCH BREAK

13:15 Session 3

Moderation: Bianca Pfefferer, ÖGUT – Austrian Society for Environment and Technology

  • Carnot Batteries – Power storage for the MW range
    Dan Bauer, German Aerospace Center
  • Integrated Multi-Energy Storages coupling the power network to the transportation sector
    Marie-Gabrielle Macherhammer, HyCentA Research GmbH
    Wolfgang Siegl, HyCentA Research GmbH
    Presentation slides
  • Flexible Sector Coupling
    Andreas Hauer, CEO ZAE and Manager of IEA Energy Storage Task 35

14:00 Panel Discussion: Energy storage in the transformed energy system – Are there different paths?

Moderation: Sabine Mitter, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK)

  • Georgina Morris, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, UK
  • Per Alex Sörensen, CEO Plan Energi, DK
  • Christiane Brunner, Verbund, AT
  • Ernst Höckner, Wien Energie, AT

15:00 END

Downloads

Invitation and Agenda (pdf, 1.13 MB)

Participant Information

Participation is free, please register until 22th November 2021.