Harmony Energy and HEIT at the 9th Energy Storage Summit

Written by
Jack Kelly
It was great to see representatives of Harmony Energy Income Trust and Harmony Energy Limited take to the stage at the 9th Energy Storage Summit on 20 – 21 February 2024.

Head of Sustainability Lucie Peralta Agass, Head of Asset Management Jamie Vernon, and Harmony Energy CIO / Harmony Energy Advisors Managing Director Paul Mason all took centre stage to share their knowledge and expertise of the industry.

Lucie’s session, ‘Ensuring Sustainable Energy Storage with ESG Compliance,’ covered various topics, including:

  • How battery energy storage systems (BESS) will accelerate us towards net zero, including methodologies for measuring the climate impact of BESS.
  • The sustainability challenges facing the industry, such as the environmental and social impact of extracting and processing rare materials and minerals used in batteries, and how we’re working to move the dial on these challenges through the implementation of our Supplier Code of Conduct and supplier due diligence and engagement.
  • The importance of investing back in local communities and the natural environment through our community funds and commitment to achieve a minimum net biodiversity gain of 10% across the portfolio.

Jamie’s session, ‘Enhancing Asset Management with Performance and Data,’ was an opportunity for Jamie to share his expertise on:

  • The importance of utilising data to enhance both financial performance and asset availability, citing the key influence of our bespoke internal asset management system, Harmonise, and how it plays a pivotal role in optimising our operations and driving strategic conversations with our partners and investors.
  • How collecting and understanding data can lead to well-informed decisions on how to optimise revenue streams, risk manage cycle rates, boost asset reliability and accurately track warranty/contractual compliance.

Paul rounded off a brilliant couple of days at the summit, with his session, ‘Highlighting the Investors’ Current Appetite for Energy Storage.’ In his session, he emphasised the continued appetite for the sector from investors who are able to see past short-term noise and make investments based on the clear long-term value which BESS brings to the energy transition.

The Energy Storage Summit is Europe’s largest networking event for the energy storage industry and took place at the Novotel London West in Hammersmith. Over the two days, the event shed light on how the industry is shaping European energy storage deployment, innovation, investment and policy, as well continuing to accelerate the industry by bringing key players together under one roof.

Photo Credit for the professional photographs (1/2/4 above): Solar Media

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