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Mike Bagot

National Sales & Strategy Manager, NEC Energy Solutions

Maximising value and minimising risks to commercial energy storage in evolving markets

10.00 – 11.15 | Friday 14 June 2019

I have a background in mathematics, physics and engineering and have been working in the Australian energy sector for more than ten years. In this time I have worked in a variety of areas including: wind and solar farm development and policy development for the statutory organisations that operate the National Electricity Market. Prior to joining NEC ES in November 2018, I spend two years as Manager of AEMO’s Centre for Innovation focusing on design of trial/proof-of-concept projects for the Australian power system.

Abstract Outline:

This presentation will feature a case study of the 48 MW/ 50MWh ‘EnspireME’ project in Jardeland Germany delivered by NEC Energy Solutions’ as part of a  joint venture between Eneco, a Netherlands-based renewable energy company and Mitsubishi Corporation. The EnspireME project provides primary reserve services to the interconnected European power system, supports load shifting from nearby wind farms and provides a range of other grid services.

Energy storage projects commissioned today will almost certainly be operated to provide energy and services not envisaged when each project was initially conceived. Identifying an optimal duty cycle for each project in changing market conditions can be an impossible task.  This presentation will put forward an innovative new model for how utility scale energy storage customers can maximize operational flexibility and manage the risks of changing the way they use their asset.