PAST EVENT | Stakeholder Consultation of the Energy Storage Partnership (ESP) November 18, 2020
Venue: Virtual

By connecting stakeholders and sharing experiences in deploying energy storage, the Energy Storage Partnership (ESP) helps bring new technological and regulatory solutions to developing countries, as well as help develop new business models that leverage the full range of services that storage can provide.

The ESP takes a holistic, technology-neutral approach by looking at all forms of energy storage, including but not limited to batteries. By developing and adapting new storage solutions to the needs of developing countries, the ESP will help expand the global market for energy storage, leading to technology improvements and accelerating cost reductions over time.

Times in EST

Wednesday, Nov 18


Update on the Progress of the $1 billion Battery Storage Investment Program (BSIP) and the Energy Storage Partnership (ESP)

  • Chandrasekar Govindarajalu, and Fernando de Sisternes, World Bank
  • Stakeholder feedback on working groups, new topics and updates


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

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

  • Gambia - NAWEC, Ebrima A Bah
  • Ukraine - UkrHydroEnergo, Iryna Datsenko
  • Comoros - SONELEC, Moussa Tamou
  • Nepal - Nepal Electricity Authority, Ramchandra Paudel




Global “Network of Energy Storage Testbeds” (NESTs)

  • Phillip Hannam, World Bank

Energy storage technology updates and feedback on global testing network, presentations followed by Q&A

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

  • Thermal storage - Jonas Eklind, Azelio | Presentation
  • Zinc-based Batteries - Balki Iyer, EoS | Presentation
  • Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries - Mikhail Nikomarov, Bushveld Energy | Presentation
  • NaS Batteries - Gauthier Dupont, NGK | Presentation

11:45 - 12:00

Closing remarks by the World Bank

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