First International Summit: Energy Storage Systems and Green Hydrogen for boosting Photovoltaic Solar Energy

26 Apr 2023 - 27 Apr 2023
09:00 - 18:00
Hotel Puerta de América - Avenida de América, 41, 28002 Madrid

UNEF celebrates the I International Storage and Hydrogen Summit, which will count with international experts in these topics, who will share their vision and experiences on the development and future of storage and hydrogen in our country.

During the conference, the current regulatory framework for storage and hydrogen, the existing technical challenges, financing opportunities for these projects and growth prospects, as well as the possibilities of decarbonization of the electricity and other sectors will be addressed.

  • What role can Europe play in the development and manufacturing of batteries?
  • What are the main technological challenges of Hydrogen?
  • What regulatory barriers exist for the development of storage?
  • What are the main environmental challenges of Green Hydrogen?
  • Is the future of storage hybrid or 'stand alone'?
  • Where should electrolysers be installed to minimize renewable energy discharges?
  • Success Stories: How can storage help decarbonize the industry?
  • Success Stories: How can green hydrogen contribute to decarbonizing other sectors?
  • What role does storage play in residential self-consumption?
  • How are storage facilities optimally managed and operated?
  • What are the main opportunities and business models for storage?
  • What are the new business models offered by green hydrogen?
  • How is a storage project financed?
  • How is a green hydrogen project financed?

Hotel Puerta de America
Avenida de América, 41, 28002 Madrid

UNEF has reached an agreement with the Hotel Puerta de America, to offer preferential rates for accommodation on April 25th and 26th.

- 130€ Single with breakfast
- 150€ Double with breakfast

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Members: 350€ + VAT
Non-members: 475€ + VAT

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April 26, 2023


09:00h – 9:40h Opening

Teresa Ribera, Third Vice President of the Government and Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Government of Spain

Rafael Benjumea, President, Spanish Photovoltaic Union


9:40h – 10:00h Keynote Speaker – Storage Situation in Europe

Julia Souder, CEO, Long Duration Energy Storage Council




10:50h – 11:40h What are the main opportunities and business models for storage?

Moderator: Eva Rull, La Razón

Nuno Faria da Silva, Head Power and CO2, Galp Solar

Rodrigo Álvarez, Director de Desarrollo de Negocios, Statkraft

Valentin Albinet, Global Practice Lead, Power Price Forecast, Energy Markets Analytics, DNV

Julian Simon, Director of Energy Management, Qualitas Energy.


11:40h – 12:00h Keynote Speaker – The State of the Art of Hydrogen

Arthur Daemers, Policy Advisor, Solar Power Europe


12:00h – 12:50h What are the new business models offered by Green Hydrogen?

Moderator: Juan Cruz, El Confidencial

Ruben Rodriguez, Director of Hydrogen, Ric Energy

Daniel Fernandez, Director of Strategy and Institutional Relations, Engie

Pablo Vazquez, Director of Hydrogen, Capital Energy

Olivia Pilar Infantes, Regulatory Affairs - Hydrogen and Clean Power, CEPSA

Jose Gomez-Arroyo, PtX Projects Director, CIP


12:50h – 13:40h What role can Europe play in the development and manufacture of batteries?

Moderator: Clara Pinar, 20 minutos

Igor Cantero, General Director, Batiq

Ramón Ugarte, Sales Director, CEGASA

David Cruanyes, Senior Application Engineer and Project Manager, SMA- Iberica


13:40h – 14:30h What are the main technological challenges of Hydrogen?

Moderator: Denisse Cepeda, Cinco Días

Andrés Suárez Fernández, Global Strategy & Innovation Lead, Exolum

Monica Aguado, Director of Network Integration Department, CENER

Felipe Hernandez, Chief Innovation Officer, FRV

Maribel Rodríguez Olmo, Senior Business Development Manager, Repsol


14:30h – 15:50h - LUNCH


15:50h – 16:10h Key Note Speaker - How to stimulate investment in the entire hydrogen value chain in Europe?

Isidoro Tapia, Loan Officer - Climate Office Operations, European Investment Bank


16:10h –17:00h What regulatory barriers exist for storage development?

Moderator: Javier Monforte, Energética 21

Míriam Bueno, Deputy Director General of Foresight, Strategy, and Regulations, MITECO

Virginia García Escoín, Head of the Electric Markets Department, CNMC

Tomás Domínguez Autrán, Operations Director, REE

José Luis Zamarro, Partner of the Public Law Department, Clifford Chance

Javier Revuelta, Principal, Afry


17:00h - 17:50h How can a Green Hydrogen project be processed today?

Moderator: Luis Merino, Energías Renovables

Carlos Redondo, Subdirección General de Energía Eléctrica, MITECO

Manuel Guirao, General Director of Energy Transition, Castilla-La Mancha

Ohiana Goicoechea, Head of Hydrogen Business Development, Naturgy

Lucía González, Partner Responsible for the Renewable Energy Sector, Ontier

David Diez, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams


17:50h – 18:40h Is the future of storage hybrid or 'stand alone'?

Moderator: Fernando Pastor, La Información

Rosalía Rivas, Head of the Electric System Reliability Department, REE

Javier Rodriguez Dominguez, Renewable Energy Regulation Development, ENDESA

Noemí Galán, Head of Operations and Network Planning Team, CIRCE

Xabier Barón, COO Operations Manager, SIG Coop




19:00h Cocktail on the hotel's rooftop terrace


April 27, 2023


9:20h – 10:10h Success Stories: How can storage help decarbonize industry?

Moderator: Julia Elizalde, Capital Radio

Juan Francisco González, Sales Manager, Riello Solar Tech

Marta Anchústegui Mezquita, Director Business Development, ENERGYNEST

Pablo Sánchez, Product Manager, Huawei Smart PV España

Mikel Pino Martinez, Head of New Business and Innovation, SENS




11:00h - 11:50h Success Stories: How can Green Hydrogen help contribute to decarbonizing society?

Moderator: Brais Armiño, Atlanthy

María Trinidad Navarro, General Director, Soto Solar

Susana de Pablo, Technical Manager Director of the System Operator, ENAGAS

Fernando Pessanha, Strategic Director, Hydnum Steel

Yeray Fernández, Responsible for Green Hydrogen Development in Spain, Iberdrola

11:50h - 12:40h What is the role of storage in residential self-consumption?

Moderator: Sara Ledo, El Periódico

Gaspar Crespo Morales, Business Development Director, Amara

Franc Comino, CEO, Sonnen Ibérica        

Jose Carlos Diaz Lacaci, General Director, Powen

Eduardo Fernandes, Commercial Manager, Lunar Energy    


12:40h - 13:30h How to optimally manage and operate storage facilities?

Moderator: José Manuel Huesa, Servimedia

Miquel Yafari, Sales & Business development Director for Mediterranean & LATAM regions, Prediktor

Mariano Soria, General Manager, Turbo Energy

Xavier Puerta, Senior Project Engineer, UL Solutions

Andrea Albergoni, Account Executive, Gridx


13:30h - 14:20h Under what conditions are energy storage projects financeable?

Moderator: José María Camarero, Colpisa

Juan Bogas, Market Monitoring Director, OMIE.

Juan Fraga, Operations Director, ENGYTEK

Borja Sáez de Montagut, Global Head of Project Finance Energy, BBVA




14:20h - 15:40h LUNCH



15:40h - 16:30h How is a Green Hydrogen project financed?


Antonio Bandres, International and European Union Finance Director, ICO

José Luis Curbelo, President, COFIDES

Isabel Blanco, Associate Director, Impact Evaluation and Climate Policy, EBRD

Roger Font, Roger Font Global Head Project Finance Energy, Sabadell


16:30h – 17:00h Closing

José Donoso, General Director, Spanish Photovoltaic Union

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