Guest Speaker-Dr. Christoph Flink, VDE Renewables GmbH

ESC 2017 - the 4th International Expo and Conference on Energy Storage in China - will be held collocated with Chinas largest

clean energy expo "Clean Energy Expo China" (CEEC) on 29-31 March, 2017 in the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing.

We expect more than 6,000 professional visitors from 18 countries and over 120 speakers, including a wide range of industry leaders, policymakers and researchers to discuss the latest sector developments.


Under the theme of "THE NEXT-GENERATION ENERGY SYSTEM", ESC 2017 will focus on the latest developments, innovations,

technologies, successful case studies, solutions and applications. ESC 2017 will be the largest energy storage exhibition and conference in China!


Speaker Profile

Senior Advisor and Head of Asia Pacific, Apricum; Former head of strategy and M&A, JA Solar; faculty member,

NIMI business school; director marketing, Grace Semiconductor (Hong Li); director operations, Infineon; senior IC

process engineer, Intel


Title of Presentation

Reducing uncertainty and securing investments in energy storage through quality


Abstract Of Presentation


Energy storage systems (ESS) have long been envisioned as a solution for tackling the intermittency of renewable energy sources. Furthermore, ESS also present opportunities for providing ancillary support services to the electricity grid, which become increasingly important as renewables begin to account for an increasing portion of overall energy generation.


Challenges to the widespread adoption of ESS applications remain to be solved, however. Supporting government policies need to be adopted, commercial viability must be established, and stakeholders should be able to evaluate key characteristics of ESS in a reliable

and trustworthy manner. Potential investors, financiers and insurers are all looking for solutions to these concerns before they can

consider ESS to be bankable, investable and insurable.


This presentation, which focuses primarily on Li-ion-based systems, shall discuss how a standardized approach to quality evaluation

can help address key concerns and mitigate risk for ESS, not just on the individual component level, but on the system level as well.

The current status quo in the industry is that there are no established international standards for ESS. However, standards serve as

important reference points for different aspects of a project for the diverse set of involved stakeholders.


On a foundational level, stakeholders look at how a project can achieve a targeted level of return on investment (ROI).

In order to do so, it is necessary to evaluate 3 main aspects that impact ROI: safety, efficiency (performance) and reliability/lifetime.

Each aspect shall be analyzed by identifying the inherent risks, evaluating the related demands from the market/industry,

and presenting testing solutions with clearly defined pass/fail criteria whose results can be relied on as a reference point

for project stakeholders.


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