Call for abstracts - 9th international renewable energy storage conference

Start/Stop Date:
01 Sep 2014
Eurosolar and WCRE
Messe Düsseldorf, Germany
Focus Areas:
Renewable energy storage
Type of Event:

Call for abstracts due 1 September 2014

The series of IRES conferences has emerged as the leading forum for the discussion of the pressing problems with renewable energy storage by drawing together one of the largest gatherings of scientific and economic experts worldwide.

The participants can choose from even more extensive options from now on. Running in Düsseldorf for the first time, IRES 2015 is being held as a concurrent event with ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE (Conference & Expo) and the 4th Conference Power-to-Gas Conference (OTTI e.V.). A related trade show will feature approx. 80 exhibitors.

The three conferences and the exhibition will take place March 9 - 11, 2015 in the professional surroundings of Messe Düsseldorf (Trade Fair Dusseldorf), Germany. Combining their events, the organizers, thereby, will establish the most important Energy Storage meeting worldwide.

Day one of the conference will be organized jointly and offers an excellent overview of all relevant topics. Days two and three will be separately organized by either partner. The IRES symposium continues to be the meeting to present scientific results. Particularly the interfaces between the different energy sectors (electricity, heat, gas, mobility) will be thoroughly analyzed. The conference program will include presentations and lectures from around the world, selected by an international scientific steering committee from the papers submitted for consideration during this Call for Abstracts.

Selected full papers will be published on the Elsevier online platform Energy Procedia and in the EUROSOLAR quarterly “Solarzeitalter” and, thereby, will achieve high visibility. The best papers will be considered for publication in the new peer-reviewed Elsevier journal „Journal of Energy Storage“ to be launched in 2015. The IRES conference is further developing its presentation of the scientific state of the art and will present a well founded and comprehensive platform for the presentation of your findings.

All partners are very pleased with the new format. More than 1,000 expected attendees will have the opportunity to present themselves, access information and broaden personal networks.

Submit your entry for the Call for Abstracts at IRES 2015.    
The conference will be held in English language.

Summary of important dates
September 1, 2014 – Deadline for submission of abstracts
October 30, 2014 – End of cursory review (abstracts)
February 1, 2015 – Deadline for submission of fullpapers

Abstracts of papers and presentations:

You are invited to submit abstracts of projects addressing the following topics


Storage technology for electrical energy, heat, mobility and gas (electrochemical, electrostatic, electromechanical, electro-dynamic, chemical, thermal and thermo-chemical)
The need for storage capacity: scenarios and assessment studies for all applications and energy sectors
Strategies for systems with a high share of Renewable Energy and 100% Renewable Energy systems – focus on the use of storage
Connecting electric-drive vehicles and the electric grid (vehicle to grid)
Smart grid concepts and hybrid and combined Renewable Energy power plants/virtual power plants with Renewable Energy
Heat storage for buildings and industrial applications
Compact thermal energy storage: design of reactors, heat exchanger development, optimization of heat and mass transport as well as simulations of all these aspects
High temperature storage for Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technologies
Products, management strategies and field experience with storage systems to increase self-consumption of photovoltaic energy from owned facilities as well as off-grid and micro-grid systems


Electric grids and storage – supplements and competition
Distributed and decentralized electricity storage as virtual large-scale storage facility
CHP and heating networks, use of new or existing thermal storage in the power grids
High temperature storage for solar thermal power plants (CSP) or compressed air energy storage
Interaction of the energy networks for power, gas and heat
Cross-sectoral use of energy storage systems: Power-to-Gas, Power-to-Heat, Power-to-Mobility, Power-to-Chemicals, Power-to-Liquid


The legal, political, social, national economic and market economic aspects of integrating energy storage into the energy supply system
Market entry strategies and the associated business and cost models for the operation of storage systems and hybrid and combined Renewable Energy power plants/virtual power plants under different economic and technological frameworks (developed countries, developing countries, emerging economies)

And in particular: realized systems and operational experience

All topics can be considered from a technical, an economic as well as from an ecological point of view.

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