The energy storage industry is nearing a policy turning point

The Guiding Opinions on the Promotion of “’Internet+’ Smart Energy Development”, officially released on February 29th, 2016, was prepared under the leadership of the National Energy Administration. As China’s top smart grid plan, this document clarifies the development path of the nation’s grid, assigns medium and long-term responsibilities, and encourages mass participation in the market.

The scope of the document covers the construction of energy production and consumption infrastructure, innovation in siting energy production and consumption zones, and the establishment of energy networks, new energy transaction systems and business operation platforms, and large-data energy services. It describes financing mechanisms, and promotes energy interconnection.

The guidelines are regarded as a significant milestone in energy reform and development in China.

The new policy plans out the deployment of the smart grid into two stages. From 2016 to 2018, efforts will focus on promoting smart grid pilot and demonstration projects, developing key technologies and core equipment, establishing technical standards, developing comprehensive third-party energy services, and cultivating the new market.

From 2019 to 2025, efforts will focus on promoting diversified and large-scale development of the smart grid, building a comprehensive industrial system, and establishing an open, shared environment to improve energy efficiency and increase the proportion of renewable energy in the country’s generation fleet.

Energy storage is regarded as the last missing piece of the smart grid puzzle. Energy storage functions as the core control element in energy systems. Its technological development and business models will play a key role developing the smart grid.

There are many applications for energy storage in the smart grid: renewable energy integration, distributed energy, smart cities and buildings, electric vehicles, and more. The rise of the smart grid will bring many opportunities for new energy financing and services. These trends are expected to create a large market for energy storage.

Energy Storage China 2016, an annual event supported by the National Energy Administration and organized by Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Ltd. and the China Energy Storage Alliance, will be held in the Beijing International Convention Center from May 10th to 12th, under the theme of “Energy Storage Supports the Energy Transformation, and Promotes China’s Energy Reform”.

ESC 2016 has arranged a seminar on “Energy Storage and the Internet of Energy”, which will invite experts who have participated in the preparation of the most recent smart grid policies to give penetrating analysis on development trends in the smart grid space. Experts will discuss how energy storage can support smart grids, and bring insights into opportunities and business models for energy storage in tomorrow’s grid.

A new and improved conference and trade show, leading the future development of the energy storage

Since 2012, Energy Storage China has attracted industry leaders, policymakers and scholars to promote the development of China’s energy storage industry. This year, ESC 2016 will set up a China Energy Storage and Micro-Grid Application Technology Expo to showcase the newest products, technologies and system applications.

Our brand new expo layout has attracted numerous leading brands, including Sifang Automation, TÜV Rheinland, Hydrogenics, Shandong Sacred Sun, NGK, Shanghai Smart Energy, Shuangdeng Group, Menshine, Today Energy, ABB, and more.

A convergence of world-class experts to dive into energy storage and smart grid policies

Energy Storage China 2016 will be held from May 10th to 12th in the Beijing International Convention Center. The conference will feature two sub forums and three seminars to deeply explore various energy storage business models.

With over 1000 industrial leaders, 80 trade experts and over 50 organizations expected to be in attendance – including government institutions, energy storage system manufacturers, power companies, generation groups, grid companies, power transmission and distribution operators, grid system operators, system integrators, new energy manufacturers, and investment agencies – you can expect robust debates on the future of China’s energy systems.

Building international communication and cooperation in energy storage

The “Global Energy Storage Market” track is expected to be a highlight of ESC 2016. Experts from the United States, Germany, Japan, Australia and India will share their insights. Look forward to face-to-face communication with global energy storage policymakers, industry experts, trade association leaders and leading business decision makers.

The World of Energy Storage

Energy Storage China is a proud member of an international energy storage event series, the World of Energy Storage. This series holds events in five cities across three continents, covering the world’s leading new energy markets: North America, India, China, Europe and Japan. These markets together have 70% market share in energy storage.

The World of Energy Storage is supported by five top energy storage organizations: the German Energy Storage Association, the California Energy Storage Alliance, the China Energy Storage Alliance, the India Energy Storage Alliance and the Global Energy Storage Alliance. It provides opportunities for face-to-face communication between policymakers, planners, grid managers and global leading power companies, and serves as an ideal platform for attendees and exhibitors to exchange ideas and commercialize energy storage technologies.

About Organizers

Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Established in 2009, Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (MDS) is a subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, one of the world’s top 5 exhibition organizers. MDS is committed to introducing world’s No. 1 trade fairs to China and to providing Chinese customers with superior exhibition services. MDS has 20 years exhibition organizing experience, and is successfully holding 15 leading trade fairs in China, covering the industries of printing, packaging, wire and tube, plastics, renewable energy, medical devices, retail, safety and health, wine & spirits and caravanning. MDS runs branch offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenyang and Chongqing with a workforce of 70+ full time employees. The worldwide outbound exhibition business (trade shows in Düsseldorf, Germany and other leading Messe Düsseldorf Global Shows) is organized by Messe Düsseldorf China Ltd. (MDC), serving Chinese exhibitors and visitors with superior customer service from its Hong Kong branch office. Find out more at

China Energy Storage Alliance

The China Energy Storage Alliance (CNESA) is the first and only energy storage industry association in China. It is a nonprofit member-based organization founded in 2010.

CNESA is supported by a coalition of energy storage manufacturers, power producers, investors and new energy developers, and strives to spur the development of all types of energy storage technology and applications.

CNESA’s mission is to influence government policy in order to encourage the healthy growth of renewable energy through the use of competitive and reliable energy storage systems.

More information about Energy Storage China, please vist our website, or contact us directly.

Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Ms. Claire Jiang
Tel: (86)10-6590-7101
Fax: (86)10-6590-7347

China Energy Storage Alliance
Ms. Zoe Zhou

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