Event Start:
04 Jun 2024 09:00 AM
Event End:
04 Jun 2024 10:30 AM
9am London | 4pm Singapore | 6pm Sydney
Event Summary:

Future Leaders Workshop | Powering the Future: Battery Storage – Insights from UK and Beyond

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Over the past 12 months, the European market has witnessed a significant surge in investments in Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS). This emerging trend has caught the attention of investors and is reshaping the energy landscape across the continent with UK, Italy and Ireland leading the charge and other locations like Spain, Greece and CEE countries showing significant interest.

As the demand for renewable energy continues to grow, BESS has become a key enabler in harnessing and storing clean energy. Investors are increasingly recognizing the potential of BESS in enhancing grid stability, optimizing energy usage, and supporting the integration of intermittent renewable sources.

Learning outomes:

When considering investments in BESS projects, investors should keep in mind several crucial factors:

- Understanding market trends and regulatory frameworks is crucial to identify favourable investment opportunities. Additionally, evaluating the project's scalability, location, and potential revenue streams is essential for long-term success. 

- Commercial considerations play a vital role in valuing Battery Storage projects in Europe. Factors such as project size, duration, technology selection, and the ability to provide ancillary services are key determinants of project valuation. Proper risk assessment and evaluation of revenue streams, including energy arbitrage and grid services, are vital for accurately assessing the commercial viability of BESS projects.

- When it comes to financial modelling for Battery Storage projects, a comprehensive approach is necessary. Considerations include capturing capital expenditure, operating expenses, revenue projections, and financing and exit options. Accurate forecasting of project cash flows with flexible scenario analysis, taking into account the unique characteristics of BESS, will provide investors with valuable insights into project profitability, return on investment and key risks. 



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