LDES Council at COP28

At the UN’s upcoming 28th annual climate change conference (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from November 30-December 12, 2023 expanding renewable energy will take center stage. Long duration energy storage is the foundation on which our renewable future will be built. As part of the Global Renewables Alliance the LDES Council is committed to ensuring that nations will honor and expand on their commitments to tripling renewable energy development and making energy storage the cornerstone of that effort.

LDES Council messaging at COP28

  • Long duration energy storage (LDES) is the most effective pathway to achieve complete decarbonization, triple renewable energy development, and de-risk the energy transition.
  • Governments must put the correct funding mechanisms and policy support in place today to deliver LDES at scale and pace.
  • Building new renewable-and-storage based energy systems provides us with a huge opportunity to create a healthy, just and equitable future for communities around the world.
The ignored crisis within the crisis: the need for pumped storage and hydro
12/3 10:00-11:15 GST
The ignored crisis within the crisis: the need for pumped storage and hydro

Alongside the International Hydropower Association the LDES Council is discussing the power and promise of current and next-generation pumped hydro energy storage technologies as a critical piece of the energy transition.

GRA Pavilion (Blue Zone)
The critical role of long duration energy storage in the energy transition: now is the time for action
12/3 14:00-15:00
The critical role of long duration energy storage in the energy transition: now is the time for action

This event at the Global Renewables Hub will showcase set out why long duration energy storage (LDES) is increasingly recognised as an essential component of global decarbonisation. By 2040 8 TW of LDES could save the global economy over USD 500 billion annually, with multiple gigatonnes of avoided carbon emissions.

GRA Pavilion (Blue Zone)
Championing Renewable Energy Megaprojects
12/3 17:00-18:00
Championing Renewable Energy Megaprojects

Join LDES Council CEO Julia Souder for a panel discussion on the role of long duration energy storage in the development and integration of massive renewable energy projects to fully enable the energy transition.

Global Renewables Hub (Zone B2 Building 17)
The Future of Decarbonization – Cleantech Solutions to Watch
12/3 17:00-18:00 GST
The Future of Decarbonization – Cleantech Solutions to Watch

While solar and wind energy are well understood as clean solutions, a next generation of technologies are emerging as the answer to fossil fuel phase out and global decarbonization. LDES Council's Alex Campbell will discuss the vital contribution long duration energy storage has to play in the energy transition.

The Climate Registry's Pathways to 1.5 Pavilion (Blue Zone)
Solar and Long Duration Energy Storage: The key to industrialization through decarbonization
12/4 12:00-13:00 GST
Solar and Long Duration Energy Storage: The key to industrialization through decarbonization

Join the LDES Council and the International Solar Alliance for the launch of their joint white paper on the opportunities and challenges ahead for industrialization without carbon in the world’s fastest growing economies.

ISA Pavilion (Blue Zone)
The journey towards, and benefits of, hourly matched renewable energy (24/7 CFE)
12/5 16:00-17:00 GST
The journey towards, and benefits of, hourly matched renewable energy (24/7 CFE)

Hourly matched renewable energy, also known as 24/7 Carbon-Free Electricity (CFE), is a new approach to renewable energy procurement that offers a number of potential benefits, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, greater grid reliability, lower energy costs, and enhanced corporate sustainability. However, the journey towards 24/7 CFE is still in its early stages, and there are a number of challenges that need to be addressed.

GRA Pavilion (Blue Zone)
Long duration energy storage and the energy transition
12/5 16:35-17:35 GST
Long duration energy storage and the energy transition

LDES Council CEO Julia Souder will be speaking alongside IBM at an event that will discuss how energy storage – specifically long duration energy storage - will be critical to ensuring 24/7 clean, renewable power for the world.

Green Innovation Zone
Roundtable on Flexibility
12/6 13:30-14:30 GST
Roundtable on Flexibility

LDES Council Director of Policy and Partnerships, Alex Campbell, will be speaking alongside LDES Council members on the benefits of long duration energy storage for grid flexibility.

We Mean Business Pavilion (Blue Zone)
Long duration energy storage at the Clean Energy Ministerial
12/6 13:00-14:00 GST
Long duration energy storage at the Clean Energy Ministerial

LDES Council CEO Julia Souder will present on the benefits of long duration energy storage and the policy and regulatory initiatives needed to make LDES adoption a success around the world.

Australian Pavilion (Blue Zone)
LDES Council COP28 Reception
12/6 17:00-18:00 GST
LDES Council COP28 Reception

As a COP28 attendee, it is our pleasure to invite you to our networking reception in the Blue Zone GRA Pavilion, Dubai. Expect conversation and comestibles. Please RSVP (requested, but not required) and we look forward to seeing you!

GRA Pavilion (Blue Zone)
CEO roundtable
12/7 07:30-13:00 GST
CEO roundtable

LDES Council CEO Julia Souder will participate in a CEO roundtable discussion on the pathways to derisking tomorrow's climate mitigation technologies today. We will explore the funding options, pilot programs, technology development pathways, and strategies to bring LDES technologies to market now.

GRA Pavilion (Blue Zone)
Empowering women's roles in the renewable energy sector
12/8 13:00-14:00 GST
Empowering women's roles in the renewable energy sector

Learn how women are leading the charge in the evolution of the renewable energy industry with LDES Council CEO Julia Souder. Julia will be addressing the crucial importance of engaging women in leadership and across the landscape of climate mitigation and adaptation solutions.

GRA Pavilion (Blue Zone)
Public-Private Partnerships: Working Together to Advance Long Duration Energy Storage
12/9 11:00-12:00 GST
Public-Private Partnerships: Working Together to Advance Long Duration Energy Storage

This event will highlight a new initiative being led by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and the LDES Council to collaborate to advance the commercial deployment of long duration energy storage (LDES) technologies.

The Climate Registry's Pathways to 1.5 Pavilion (Blue Zone)
Youth and the Renewables Revolution
12/9 12:30-13:45 GST
Youth and the Renewables Revolution

Young people around the world are inheriting the promise of a decarbonized future and the peril of a political world dramatically off-course from meeting the 1.5 degree targets that have been set. Julia Souder, CEO of the LDES Council, and Gabe Murtaugh, Director of Technology and Markets, will discuss how the dramatic increase in long duration energy storage deployment can put the world back on track for its climate objectives and support the tripling of renewable energy needed to reach our mitigation targets.

GRA Pavilion (Blue Zone)

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