DG 2.0 - The Role of Distributed Energy Storage for Consumers and Electric Mobility

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Time
09:00 am - 10:30 am
Hall
Expo Center Norte
Room
Cantareira 2 (2nd floor)

During recent years distributed generation has achieved impressive growth rates in Brazil. So far, participants in the DG compensation scheme have been using the public grid as a 'virtual battery'. This session will explore the role and economic feasibility of energy storage for individual consumers, as well as an enabler for electric mobility.

09:00 am - 09:05 amDistributed Generation - Is the Party over or Is the Best Yet to Come, and Why It Matters for Energy Storage

Markus Vlasits

Managing Director

Newcharge

09:05 am - 09:25 amLessons Learned and Market Outlook from Brazil's Behind-The-Meter Pioneer

Sergio Jacobsen

CEO

Micropower Energia

09:25 am - 09:45 amThe Legal and Regulatory Anomie of Storage in Brazil

Daniel Steffens

Lawyer

Urbano Vitalino Advogados

09:45 am - 10:05 amRegulatory Requirements and Conformity Assessment for Storage Systems Connected to the Distribution Network

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Bruno Furtado

Application Engineer & Project Manager

SMA Brasil Tecnologia Solar Ltda.

10:05 am - 10:30 amQ&A Session

Speakers
Speaker
Markus Vlasits, Newcharge

Managing Director

Brazil

Marcus Vlasits is co-founder of NewCharge. He is also board member of ABSOLAR and coordinator of its Energy Storage Workgroup. He organizes energy storage events and conferences and is the co-organizer of EES South America in partnership with SolarPromotion. Since 2019: Co-founder and Managing Partner of NewCharge, an engineering and project development company focused on energy storage. 2016-2018: Co-founder and Commercial Director of Faro Energy, an investment firm active in the area of distributed solar generation. 2007-2012: Director and then Vice-President of O-Cells SE (Germany), a leading producer of photovoltaic cells and panels. 2000-2007: Associate and later Associate Principal at McKinsey&Company.

Speaker
Sergio Jacobsen, Micropower Energia

CEO

Brazil

Since November 2022, Sergio Jacobsen is the CEO of Micropower Energy, a company of the Comerc Energia, Siemens and Equinor Groups, which operates in the segment of energy storage solutions, whose mission is to bring solutions capable of contributing to the Brazilian energy transition towards a more sustainable model for the economy, the environment and society. Previously, he worked for 22 years at Siemens. In the organization, Sergio held the positions of Sales Manager, Smart Grid Manager and Director until he became Vice President of Siemens Smart Insfrastructure. With a degree in Electrical Engineering from Mackenzie University, and specializations in Management and Business Administration, Sergio joined Micropower at a time of transformation in the electrical sector, which demands modernization and adaptation to new digital solutions for the evolution of business with a focus on smart grids that allow the addition of more and more renewable energy sources in Brazil and worldwide.

Speaker
Daniel Steffens, Urbano Vitalino Advogados

Lawyer

Brazil

- Specialization in Business Law and Energy Law - Professor at FIA Business School - USP for the 'Electric Sector Legislation' module in the Energy Asset Management Course - Former regulatory manager of energy multinationals. - Author of articles in the field of energy - 20 years in the electrical sector

Speaker
Bruno Furtado, SMA Brasil Tecnologia Solar Ltda.

Application Engineer & Project Manager

Brazil

Application Engineer at SMA Brazil, specialized in solar photovoltaics, energy storage systems and project management. Bachelor and Master student in Electrical Engineering, focusing on photovoltaic systems. With 7 years of professional experience in solar energy projects and SMA solutions providing technical support and field services. In 2021, he joined the SMA team in Brazil as an application engineer and project manager.

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