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Middle East and North Africa Concentrating Solar Power
Knowledge and Innovation Program

Presentation slides and audio recordings: Batteries, Energy Storage & the Renewable Future (Cape Town on February 25 – 26, 2019)



  1. Utility-Scale Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in the Future Energy Mix of South Africa – Showcasing the first Eskom BESS project
    Prince Moyo, General Manager: Power Delivery Engineering, Eskom




2. Electricity storage and renewables: global cost trends and prospects
Pablo Ralon, Associate Programme Officer, Renewable Energy Cost Status & Outlook, IRENA




3. The cost of energy storage systems
Rahul Walawalkar, Chair, Global Energy Storage Alliance




4. Who is who in the battery marketplace
Michael Solomon, CEO, Clean Horizon




5. Comparison of different storage technologies and applications
Mkhulu Kenny Mathe, Manager: Energy Materials, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)




6. Path to 100% renewable energy
Pekka Tolonen, Director of Growth and Development – Africa, Wärtsilä




7. Battery storage case studies from United Kingdom National Grid
Felicity Jones, Partner, Everoze




8. Path to 100% renewables: utility scale & distributed generation – case studies
Elisa Prieto, CSO, Acciona Energy




9. The future is now: large-scale commercial Lithium-Ion projects
Lara Olsen, Head of Global Business Development & Industrial Products, Tesla Energy
Zukui Hu, Head of Sales for Commercial and Large-Scale Energy Storage Solutions, Tesla Energy




10. Lithium-Ion technology: applications, advantages and design considerations
Madina Mukhanova, Market Manager, Fluence Energy




11. Air breathing zinc rechargeable storage cell Jeremy Cowperthwaite, VP of Strategic Alliances, Nant Energy




12. Evolution of dispatchable Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and thermal storage in Morocco, South Africa and United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Ashley Singh, Business Development, ACWA Power




13. Ilanga CSP project: dispatchable solar with storage & community involvement
Pancho Ndebele, CEO, Emvelo




14. Transforming coal assets into renewables with Carnot batteries in Germany
Michael Geyer, Senior Consultant, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)





1. Setting the Scene Financing energy storage systems [for Africa]
Marcel Bruhwiler, Hub Lead Southern & Eastern Africa, IFC




2. Video screening: Gamechangers: How Energy Storage Transforms the Power System




3. The role of energy storage in Jordan´s deployment of renewables
Amani Al-Azzam, Secretary General, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR)




4. Energy storage policy: lessons from the United States
Michael Herbert, Managing Partner, Delorean Power & (former) Energy Storage Policy Lead US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission




5. Renewables and storage for 100% renewable electricity in Morocco by 2050
Abderrahim Jamrani, Technical Director, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)




6. Energy storage partnership – Consultation
Chandrasekar Govindarajalu, World Bank

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