Dates & Venue

Mon and Tue, 22 and 23 October 2018. Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Theme

SA Energy Storage, Renewable Energy & Smart Grid 2018 is a focused conference and exhibition covering policy, regulatory, economic, social, research, technology, business, standards, safety, financing, application and maintenance issues associated with Energy Storage, Renewable Energy & Smart Grid in domestic, commercial, industrial, utility, mini/micro-grid and electric vehicle applications.

The overall theme for SA Energy Storage, Renewable Energy & Smart Grid 2018 is:

Taking energy storage, renewable energy and smart grid forward in Africa: from research, piloting, policy and regulation, to standards, safety, financial closure and projects

More information will be uploaded in due course

Subject matter

SA Energy Storage, Renewable Energy & Smart Grid 2018 is a focused conference and exhibition covering policy, regulatory, economic, social, research, technology, business, standards, safety, financing, application and maintenance issues associated with Energy Storage, Renewable Energy & Smart Grid in domestic, commercial, industrial, utility, mini/micro-grid and electric vehicle applications.

  • New and emerging battery storage, renewable energy and smart grid technologies, products, systems and solutions
  • Innovative policy and regulatory frameworks to attract investments and new projects
  • Energy storage for arbitrage, capex deferment, frequency regulation and grid anxciliary services
  • Generating revenue and profit streams from the multiple benefits of energy storage, renewable energy and smart grid
  • Demonstrating the business case for energy storage, renewable energy and smart-grid projects
  • Energy storage and renewable energy for housing, campus, industrial and business parks and micro-grids
  • Energy storage and renewable energy for mini- and micro-grids in remote and rural areas in Africa
  • New business models for municipalities and electricity utilities of the future
  • Business models for behind-the-meter energy storage and renewable energy solutions
  • Calculation of multiple revenue streams to ensure bankability of energy storage, renewable energy and smart grid projects
  • Increasing the reliability, sustainability and performance of energy storage, renewable energy and smart grid systems
  • Maintenance, safety and standards for energy storage, renewable energy and smart grid components and systems
  • Evaluating the return on investment of energy storage, renewable energy and smart grid systems
  • Energy storage, renewable energy and smart grid systems for peak shaving and demand response management
  • Decentralized energy storage, renewable energy and smart grid in municipal networks – technical and financial issues
  • Utilising electric vehicles for energy storage, distributed generations and smart grid applications
  • The impact of electric vehicles on the electricity grid and electricity utilities of the future
  • Boosting the bankability of energy storage, renewable energy and smart grid opportunities and projects
  • Integrating energy storage with variable renewables in a smart grid to provide a dispatchable resource
  • Feedback from evaluation and pilot energy storage, energy storage and smart grid projects in South Africa and abroad
  • Reducing the cost of peak demand with energy storage in “peaky” and low load-factor installations
  • Structuring energy storage, renewable energy and smart grid projects to attract investor funding
  • Future opportunities for pumped-water energy storage in smart grid solutions in South Africa
  • Supplementing diesel back-up generators with battery energy storage and renewable energy solutions in mini and micro-grids in commercial and industrial enterprises, and remote rural communities.
  • Other

Target audience

SA Energy Storage, Renewable Energy & Samart Grid 2018 is a platform for discussing and showcasing energy storage, renewable energy and smart grid technologies, services and applications.

The target audience includes:

  • Government, government agencies, regulators and standards bodies
  • Academia, research, education and training institutions
  • Electricity utilities, municipalities and electricity distributors
  • Consultants, engineering managers, engineers, technologists, technicians and artisans
  • Developers, technology providers, project companies and system integrators of energy storage, renewable energy, smart grid and associated systems
  • The energy storage, renewable energy and smart grid sectors in their widest context
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of energy storage, renewable energy, smart grid and associated systems, subsystems and components
  • Electrical and mechanical contractors and installers of energy storage, renewable energy, smart grid and associated systems
  • End-users of energy storage, renewable energy, smart grid and associated systems

Delegates from across the economic spectrum are welcome.