SPEAKERS

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Merrick Kerr

CCO, Energy Vault

Innovating a Renewable World

14.00 – 15.15 | Friday 14 June 2019

Merrick has worked in the energy industry for most of his career with over 10 years in renewables, mostly wind and solar. Merrick has had both finance and commercial roles and has played a major part in the deployment of over 1 GW of wind and solar. Merrick received his BSc in Social Sciences from the University of Edinburgh in the UK and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Abstract Outline:

The presentation will discuss the challenge of making renewables competitive with fossil fuels 24 hours per day and 365 days per year. The importance of storage in achieving that goal. How we approached the challenge of storage. How we used innovation and the latest technologies to create a solution founded on well-known physics and existing proven technologies currently used for different purposes. The role customers played in the innovation and design of the system. The end product and how it works. The benefits the technology provides. We will also show a short video of the system in operation.