Innovations, Trends & More – How Energy Storage and Smart Grids Are Revolutionizing the Energy Transition

The smarter E Podcast Episode 139 | June 29, 2023 | Language: English

The innovations in the field of energy storage and smart grids are enormous. The industry is booming, and there are currently numerous innovations appearing on the market. This is also shown by the submissions for the ees and the EM-Power AWARD, which honor innovative companies with their solutions. What are the current trends to marvel at? Where is the journey heading in the area of storage and smart grids? And where do we still have a need for innovation?

George Hilton and Pierre-Jean Alet tell us in this episode.


  • 02:17 What role do energy storage systems play in 24/7 energy supply with renewable energies?
  • 09:01 Which topics are currently dominating the industry and which trends can be observed?
  • 13:16 What is its significance for the energy sector?
  • 18:41 In which areas around the smart grid do we still need a lot of innovation? What do you expect in the near future?

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About George Hilton and S&P Global:

George Hilton

George Hilton is a Senior Analyst focusing on Batteries and Energy Storage in the Climate and Sustainability team at S&P Global Commodity Insights. Dr. George joined S&P Global in 2020 and has seven years of experience in the clean energy sector. He focuses on the energy storage market in Europe, Middle East and Africa and has a particular interest in how energy storage integrates with other industries. He has recently published work on battery recycling, energy storage for EV charging, vehicle-to-grid technologies and the use of batteries in hydrogen production. He also is a member of the ees AWARD jury.

S&P Global Inc. is a publicly traded, U.S. financial services company headquartered in New York City, New York State. The company employs approximately 22,500 people.

About Pierre-Jean Alet and the CSEM

Pierre-Jean Alet

Dr. Pierre-Jean Alet has been with CSEM since 2013 where he is now a senior expert. He coordinates the Energy systems research activity at CSEM. Dr. Alet leads the Digitial solar PV and grid working group of the European Technology and Innovation Platform – Photovoltaics (ETIP-PV) and is a member of the governing board of ETIP-SNET, the European Technology and Innovation Platform – Smart Networks for the Energy Transition. He is a senior member of IEEE. He also is a member of the EM-Power AWARD jury.

CSEM is a public-private, non-profit Swiss technology innovation center. CSEM enables competitiveness through innovation by developing and transferring world-class technologies for the industrial sector.

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