3rd Energy Storage & Battery Safety Conference

Date: February 26, 2015


Cologne Bonn Airport

WÖLLHAF Konferenz- und Bankettcenter
Cologne, Germany

Be part of the 3rd International Energy Storage & Battery Safety Conference!

IBESA will bring the highly topical issue of battery safety to an international level and promote international exchange because security is not a national issue. The aim of the conference is to bundle and provide knowledge, to crosslink experts with each other and to give attention to the issue of quality and standardization in a global competition driven by cost cutting.

Get involved and:

  • gain profit from expert´s know-how regarding different battery application fields
  • get informed about global storage market developments and emerging markets -> status quo & outlook
  • understand challenges & potentials for battery technology
  • gain bundled & provided knowledge
  • receive latest insights
  • meet experts along the value chain

Experts discuss about:

  • Does safety have a price?
  • Is the safe battery system only a marketing lie?
  • What is essential for a maximum of safety?
  • Different battery application fields – different safety risks?

Use this great platform to present your products, your product solutions and your services! Turn our delegates into your customers and increase your image and recognition among a wide range of CEOs, Members of the Executive Boards, Technical Directors and leading employees. Play an active part at the 3rd Energy Storage and Battery Safety Conference and become a sponsor or exhibitor.

Ensure your brand is being showcased to the decision makers!

If you have any questions feel free to contact us - you are welcome!



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3rd Energy Storage and Battery Safety Conference (Febraury 26, 2015)

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3rd Energy Storage and Battery Safety Conference (Febraury 26, 2015)

REGULAR: 700 €

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Information for Journalists

To receive free access to both days of the conference, please contact Lisa Forens.

Program: 3rd Energy Storage and Battery Storage Conference | 10.00am - 06.00pm

Host:Karsten Wiedemann, Press Officer,
Bundesverband Neue Energiewirtschaft e.V. (bne)

09.00 - 10.00Registration | Welcome Coffee
10.00 - 10.45Keynote: The Global Storage Market – Status Quo & Outlook
Markus A.W. Hoehner, CEO & Founder, EuPD Research, IBESA – International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance 
Session 1:
10.45 - 11.15Presentation: Does Safety have a Price? Quality vs. Price.
Christian Mayr, Member of the Executive Board, Sonnenbatterie GmbH 
11.15 - 11.45 Presentation: Future Battery Solutions with Regard to Diverse Requirements - The All-Rounder or the Cheap Special Solution?
Dr.-Ing. Björn Eberleh, Head of Research and Test, Akasol
11.45 - 12.15Presentation: Flex Market - Why the Copper Plate Theory is misleading!
Sebastian Schnurre, Lawyer and Consultant for Market & Regulation, Bundesverband Neue Energiewirtschaft e.V. (bne)
12.15 - 01.45Business Lunch & Matchmaking

Session 2:
01.45 - 02.15Presentation: Safety Certification of the Complete Storage System according to International Standards
Dr. Andreas Piepenbrink, CEO, E3/DC
02.15 - 03.15

Panel Discussion: The Safe Battery – A Marketing Lie?
Components of Safety | Production, Logistics | Certifications, Standards

  • Stephan Scheuer, Department Manager Electrical - Order Processing-Certification – Projects & Innovations Corporate Quality Services, TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH
  • Dr.-Ing. Jean-Francois Drillet, Coordinator of Energy Cluster, DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut Technical Chemistry / Batteries & Fuel Cells
  • Christian Mayr, Member of the Executive Board, Sonnenbatterie GmbH
  • Simon C. Müller, Research Fellow, Chair of Strategy and Organisation, Technical University Munich
03.15 - 03.30Question & Answer
03.30 - 04.00Networking Break
04.00 - 04.30Presentation: Grid Architecture today and tomorrow. Roll and Function of Energy Storage for the Energy  Supply System.
Ralf Martin Müller, Head of Business Field Solar Fuel Cell Technology / Germany, TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH
04.30 - 05.30

Panel Discussion: Copy and Paste. What Application Fields Can Learn from Each Other for the Future.
Automotive | Stationary Storage Solutions | Small Wind Systems | Photovoltaics

  • Christian Brennig, Technical Consultant, German Solar Industry Association
  • Dr.-Ing. Björn Eberleh, Head of Research and Test, Akasol
  • Dr. Andreas Piepenbrink, CEO, E3/DC
  • Frank Schmalowsky, Product Manager, Würth Elektrogroßhandel
  • Dr. Frank Seyfried, Head of R&D Drivetrain, Batteries and Fuels, Volkswagen AG
05.30 - 05.45

Question & Answer

05.45 - 06:00


06:00End of the Day

Conference Day Sponsor

Electrical Energy Storage

Full Conference Exhibition Sponsor

Viosy S. A.


Bundesverband Neue Energiewirtschaft
Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft
Deutsches CleanTech Institut
European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA)
Joint Forces for Solar
Solar Cluster Baden-Württemberg
Solar Valley Mitteldeutschland
Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau

Media Partner

ees International Magazine
Si Das Fachmagazin für SHK Unternehmer
Sonne Wind & Wärme