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Reminder Leuven.Inc Visionary seminar: "Energy storage: beyond the battery' - Tuesday, 27 May

Electricity is an essential form of energy, but it comes with an unfortunate characteristic: you cannot store it directly. So anytime electricity is generated, it has to be balanced with consumption. There are ways, of course, to store electricity indirectly. But until now, only a few technologies were available for this purpose, mainly pumped hydro power plants and traditional batteries.

This seminar discusses the changing role of storage in the energy system and gives an overview of the state-of-the-art of small to large energy storage technologies.

Johan Driesen, Chairman of the programme, is professor at KU Leuven, specialised in power electronics and related applications in smart grids and electromobility. He is involved in EnergyVille, the joint research initiative of KU Leuven, VITO and imec on sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems. EnergyVille will be housed in a new building on the Thor campus in Waterschei, Genk, with extensive facilities for work in storage systems.

Date: Tuesday 27 May 2014

Location: imec, room CAF -1A, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Heverlee
Parking at the overflow parking (via Gaston Geenslaan, 3001 Heverlee)

Participation fee:  135 euro (excl. VAT): members of Leuven.Inc - 175 euro (excl. VAT): all others

Registration before Wednesday 21 May 2014 preferably via the online registration form < or by email to (including all contact and invoice details).

Language: English
Organization: LeuvenInc
Price: 135 EUR