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Queensland’s first Energy Storage Summit was held yesterday in Brisbane.

The Summit brought together 120 delegates including Australia’s leading energy storage companies, government, industry experts and researchers to show how Queensland is leading the way in energy storage. Minister Mark Bailey_website

The 2016 Summit was opened by the Hon Mark Bailey, QLD Minister for Energy and Water Supply, followed by Mark Paterson presenting on the CSIRO Network’s Transformation Roadmap. Glenn Walden from Ergon Energy discussed how energy storage, customers and the network can enable social and economic objectives to be met, with the session concluded by John Grimes of the Energy Storage Council.

The second session was opened by Dr Christine Williams, Assistant Director-General Science Division, QLD Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation and focussed on Queensland’s research and development projects from the State’s leading Universities. This included expert presentations from Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, University of Queensland and the James Cook University. Industry & Innovation Panel Session_website

The afternoon session included presentations and panel session on Industry Market & Innovation, with Ergon Energy and leading energy storage companies including Century Yuasa Batteries, Redback Technologies, Sunverge Energy, Redflow Ltd and Octillion Power Systems.

The final session focussed on integration of energy storage technologies into the Queensland energy network. With presentations from Ergon Energy, Energex, CSIRO, The Customer Advocate and Tritium Australia, important discussions took place on management of energy storage integration including customer’s behaviours and perspective of the changing energy market.

The Summit truly was a showcase of the State’s research & development, innovation, industry projects and investment opportunities in the energy storage industry.

We thank all Summit presenters, delegates and sponsor the Australian Power Institute for their participation in this inaugural event.

The Energy Storage Council would also like to thank the Queensland Government especially the Dept of Energy and Water Supply and the Dept of Science, Information Technology and Innovation for their support and focus on forging stronger and deeper links between the Queensland research community and the industry.

We look forward to next year!

Audience  Mark Paterson

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