Electrical storage: 19 october

Energy flexibility is the key challenge for the future energy system. Both large batteries providing grid services and small residential batteries used for self-consumption find their way to the market.  For a large-scale deployment of batteries with  impact on the European industrial position, concerted actions are needed in R&D, market deployment and policy reform.

In an ambitious collaboration VITO and Energyville invite its key partners to discuss a major innovation platform in this field:

Storing electricity in buildings. The large scale implementation of electric storage in the built environment as a source of flexibility: how to bring fiction into reality.


Annelies Delnooz

Annelies Delnooz

Jeroen Büscher

Jeroen Büscher

EnergyVille – VITO
Marcel Meeus

Marcel Meeus

Consultant to EMIRI
Michel Davidts

Michel Davidts

Senior Project manager
Sébastien Rembauville-Nicolle

Sébastien Rembauville-Nicolle

Direction of Transport and Storage Division
Forsee Power
Stefan Louis

Stefan Louis

Senior Vice President Systems R&D


  • Small scale energy storage is to become a viable alternative for demand side response in buildings
  • How to provide an affordable, safe and efficient battery system for each building in 2025?
  • When will the home storage market really become lucrative?  
  •  Combining competences on materials, cells, battery management, power electronics, battery systems integration and demand response is the only way the European industry can make the difference.

09.00 – 09.30

What is keeping batteries from invading the grid?
Annelies Delnooz, researcher, EnergyVille/VITO

09.30 – 10.00

Challenges and possible solutions for solving the flexibility issue of buildings by electrical storage
Sébastien Rembauville-Nicolle, Director of the Transport and Storage division, Forsee Power

10.00 – 10.30

Material challenges for batteries in the context of electrical storage in buildings
Dr. Marcel Meeus, Managing Director, Sustesco

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee & refreshments

11.00 – 11.30

Challenges to be tackled by the battery management systems of the future
Jeroen Büscher, EnergyVille/VITO

11.30 – 12.00

Electricity storage: from the current situation to a profitable future
Stefan Louis, Senior Vice President Systems R&D, Leclanché

12.00 – 12.30

Impact of fixed and mobile battery systems on the local and public grid: defining the algorithms and legal hurdles
Michel Davidts, Senior Project Manager, Eneco Belgium

12.30 – 13.30

Closing lunch

Why be there?

  • The opportunity to meet with experts: technology providers of batteries, battery management, power electronics, energy providers, energy market experts, EnergyVille research partners and many others
  • Discuss new initiatives on electrical energy storage solutions for buildings
  • Be part of the selected group of VITO and EnergyVille experts collaborating on a flexible energy transition
  • Participate in the exclusive plenary evening sessions of i-SUP2016 where high level keynote speakers will be our guest

Track chair and primary contact

Guy Vekemans

Guy Vekemans

Strategy Developer Smart Cities-Sustainable Energy

+32 14 335840
+32 473 969400

Track co-chairs

Ronnie Belmans

Ronnie Belmans