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PAST EVENT | ESP Stakeholder Forum on December 5, 2022, and the 8th ESP Partner Meetings from December 5-8, 2022 | Seoul, Korea
Venue: Seoul, Korea

The Forum and the Partners Meetings was hosted jointly by the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), as the ESP Secretariat, and our colleagues from the Korea Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF), and the Korea Battery Industry Association (KBIA).

Since 2019, this was the first time the ESP Stakeholder Forum and Partners meetings was held in a hybrid format and for in-person discussions at the GKEDC (Global Knowledge Exchange and Development Center) located in Seoul, Korea. 

As with previous years, the ESP Stakeholder Forum brought together multiple energy storage practitioners into a knowledge dissemination forum tailored to promote the adaptation of new and innovative technologies to the developing countries’ needs in the framework of decarbonization and achieving the 1.5°C climate goal. In this regard, the ESP Stakeholder Forum provides the best international practices and provides a platform where World Bank clients share the challenges and opportunities that the deployment of energy storage systems and renewable energy have faced in developing countries.

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Monday, December 5, 2022

Introductory remarks

  • Demetrios Papathanasiou, Global Director, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank (LinkedIn)
  • Soon Nam Jung, Vice Chairman, Korean Battery Industry Association (KBIA)
  • Hyoung Gun Wang, Program Manager, Korean Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF)

Update on ESP

  • Juliet Pumpuni, Senior Energy Specialist, ESMAP, World Bank

Developing country experiences in scaling up energy storage, presentations followed by Q&A

Presentations on opportunities and challenges for energy storage deployment in developing countries.

  • Cabo Verde, Renewable Energy, and Improved Utility Performance Project (Presentation)
  • ECOWAS, ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access, and BEST Project (Presentation)
  • China, China Renewable Energy and Battery Storage Promotion Project (Presentation)

Energy storage technology updates Session I, presentations followed by Q&A

Presentations on new projects and technology updates on energy storage, and its applicability to developing countries.

  • Timothy Harris, Managing Director, and CEO, Redflow (Zinc Bromine Flow Battery – ZBM3) - Presentation
  • Jan Andersson, Director of Market Development, Sumitomo SHI FW (Liquid Air Energy Storage) - Presentation
  • Federico Minoli, Sales Manager, Energy Dome (CO2 as Energy Storage) - Presentation
  • Dr. Han Shin, President, H2 (Redox flow batteries) - Presentation

Energy storage technology updates Session II, presentations followed by Q&A

Presentations on new technology updates on energy storage applications, circular economy on batteries, and battery tech and certification, and its applicability to developing countries. 

  • Dr. Sang-Kyun Woo, Chief Researcher, KEPCO (Energy storage technology status and future prospects) - Presentation not available
  • Andrew Kwon, Vice President, Incell (Lithium-ion BESS) - Presentation
  • Hyun-Chul Joo, Senior Manager, BioCOEN (Cold chain ESS) - Presentation
  • Dr. Jae Houng, Park, CEO, Pmgrow (EV Battery Reuse) - Presentation
  • Sung-Yong Byun, CIO & Vice President, Aeonus (Mobile ESS) - Presentation
  • Jong-Woong Choi, CEO, Encored Tech (Micro-grid + BESS Technology) - Presentation