Energy Forum 54: Electrical Energy storage

Energy Forum Program:

13:00 – 13:10 Opening

13:10 – 13:20 Prof. Doron Orbach, Bar-Ilan University - INERC – Israel National Energy Research Consortium

13:20 – 13:30 Mr. Moshe Abrahami, Head of Industry Division, Technological Infrastructures Arena, Innovation Authority – The support options and directions of action of the Innovation Authority regarding electric energy storage

13:30-13:40 Prof. Yair Ein-Eli, Faculty of Materials Engineering, Technion – Durable and cheap battery technologies for energy storage as an alternative to batteries based on lithium-ion technology

13:40 – 13:50 Barak ReshefDr. Dan Weinstock - energy consultant – Storage facilities for kosher electricity as a first step to stand alone storage facilities in the urban area

13:50 -14:00 Mr. Shay Cohen, Storage Drop – Efficient and environmentally friendly cooling systems for HVAC systems

14:00 – 14:10 Dr. Nir Zabar, Ariel University – SMES = Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage

14:10 – 14:30 Break

14:30 – 16:00 Open discussion, focusing on the following questions:

  • What are the relevant methods for storing electrical energy?
  • What can and should the government do to promote the issue? (financial support?)
  • What is known about energy storage in electricity production and what can be learned from this about Israel? advantages and disadvantages compared to battery storage
  • Are there technological challenges in the field that require multi-participant cooperation for definition and developing a response
  • In which electrical storage technologies, Israeli industry have the potential to establish a position as a world leader

16:00 Conclusion

The 54 Energy Forum report summarizes the discussion. Below are the participants' presentations.

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