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Upcoming event: Power Hour


Electricity storage for buildings.

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We are hosting a CIBSE Energy Performance Group event in our London office on the 27 Sept, entitled ‘EPG Power Hour- Electricity Storage for Buildings’. 

Battery storage is becoming a regular feature in technical news bulletins with global investment in energy storage expected to reach $548Bn by 2050 and the price of lithium-ion batteries falling by 79% since 2010.

Come and find out more from our panel of five experts giving their Power Hour opinions in short presentations that will consider electricity storage in buildings, the challenges that this entails within the building, how it affects the power grid, and how industry, owners and occupiers can help.

The second half of the Power Hour will be an open panel and audience discussion and debate about the challenges facing the construction industry, owners and occupiers.


Arrival from 6pm-6.30pm. Event from 6.30pm-8.00pm. Networking afterwards. Drinks and Nibbles will be provided


Roger Macklin (Hoare Lea)– Welcome and introductions

John Piggott (JPEC) – Scene setting – the challenges and benefits of integrating battery storage into buildings

Peter Davison (Newcastle University) – the building as a power plant touching on demand response thermal modelling and electricity energy storage testbeds

Richard Hanson (National Grid) – the high-level view of the services that National Grid provide, pros and cons of aggregation and other types of ‘connection’

Cameron Welsh (Flexitricity) – the balancing mechanism and how aggregation can work.

Marek Kubik (Fluence Energy) – what the future of battery technology might look like.

Laurence Johnson (Hoare Lea) – the challenges of connecting ‘power plants’ to the grid, constrained networks, the evolution of the DNO/DSO and other flexibility

Dr Maria Spyrou (Balfour Beatty) – discussion moderator