In the 21st century, the future of the energy landscape throughout the industrialized world is a context defined by the rise of renewable energies, as well as the diversification and diffusion of energy generation. However, the emergence of this reality gives rise to the need for highly-specialized supporting infrastructure and technologies.
Renewable energy sources, such as wind and photovoltaic energy generation, generate power intermittently, both increasing their cost and undermining their viability as primary energy generation sources. The intermittent nature of energy generation is further exacerbated by the fact that peak energy generation is likely to occur at off-peak consumer demand scenarios. In order to be reliably integrated into the existing energy grids therefore, energy storage is required to provide ancillary services, thereby smoothing the integration into the energy markets.
In Japan, one of the world primary energy – and renewable energy– market, as well as the current world leader in smart-grid and energy storage technology, the specific idiosyncratic situation gives rise to considerably more well-established demand for energy storage technology going forward, considering the country’s long-term energy market needs. Aside from Japan’s plans for wide-spread implementation of smart-city and smart-grid technology during the coming decades, the country’s market is also defined by a general shift away from nuclear and fossil-fuel energy towards a highly-diffuse renewable energy infrastructure.
The webinar is targeted to EU companies seeking to develop insights into Japan’s energy storage sector, it’s trends, and relevant technologies.
Registration deadline: 10/10/2016
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Speaker: Max Berre is an economist and journalist with years of Japan-related experience. Click here to access his profile.
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office