Markus Vlasits

Job Title
Managing Director

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.

August 30, 2023The Role of Energy Storage and Green Hydrogen as Enablers of a Low-Carbon Energy Transition

August 30, 2023Utility Scale Energy Storage - Why Should Brazil Care?

August 30, 2023Breakthrough vs. Gradual Improvement - a Perspective on Technological Innovation in Electrochemical Energy Storage

August 31, 2023Distributed Generation - Is the Party over or Is the Best Yet to Come, and Why It Matters for Energy Storage

ees Opening - The Role of Energy Storage and Green Hydrogen in the Modernization of the Brazilian Electricity Sector

Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 09:00 am - 10:30 am

Expo Center Norte Cantareira 2 (2nd floor)

This opening session will address strategic aspects of energy storage and green hydrogen for the modernization of the Brazilian electricity sector and also review the status of regulatory framework for these technologies.

The Latest Developments in Battery Tech - Technological Innovations in Electrochemistry

Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Expo Center Norte Cantareira 2 (2nd floor)

The growth of energy storage critically depends on the availability of low-cost storage devices. This session focuses on the latest developments in battery tech, such as flow batteries, sodium-ion batteries, and the innovations in lithium-ion battery cells.

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

Thursday, August 31, 2023, 09:00 am - 10:30 am

Expo Center Norte 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.

The Importance of Large-Scale Energy Storage for Energy Transition and Grid Stability

Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Expo Center Norte Cantareira 2 (2nd floor)

With the growth of distributed generation and of variable sources, such as solar and wind, energy storage becomes increasingly important to provide grid stability and the flexibility needed for a low-carbon energy transition. This session will explore the importance of large-scale energy storage applications, such as reserve capacity and provisioning of ancillary services in international markets, as well as in Brazil.

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