Marcus Vlasits is co-founder of NewCharge. He is also board member of ABSOLAR and coordinator of its Energy Storage Workgroup. He organizes energy storage events and conferences and is the co-organizer of EES South America in partnership with SolarPromotion.
Since 2019: Co-founder and Managing Partner of NewCharge, an engineering and project development company focused on energy storage.
2016-2018: Co-founder and Commercial Director of Faro Energy, an investment firm active in the area of distributed solar generation.
2007-2012: Director and then Vice-President of O-Cells SE (Germany), a leading producer of photovoltaic cells and panels.
2000-2007: Associate and later Associate Principal at McKinsey&Company.
09:00 am - 09:20 am
This opening session will address strategic aspects of energy storage and green hydrogen for the modernization of the Brazilian electricity sector and also review the status of regulatory framework for these technologies.
11:00 am - 11:05 am
With the growth of distributed generation and of variable sources, such as solar and wind, energy storage becomes increasingly important to provide grid stability and the flexibility needed for a low-carbon energy transition. This session will explore the importance of large-scale energy storage applications, such as reserve capacity and provisioning of ancillary services in international markets, as well as in Brazil.
04:00 pm - 04:10 pm
The growth of energy storage critically depends on the availability of low-cost storage devices. This session focuses on the latest developments in battery tech, such as flow batteries, sodium-ion batteries, and the innovations in lithium-ion battery cells.
09:00 am - 09:05 am
During recent years distributed generation has achieved impressive growth rates in Brazil. So far, participants in the DG compensation scheme have been using the public grid as a 'virtual battery'. This session will explore the role and economic feasibility of energy storage for individual consumers, as well as an enabler for electric mobility.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nossa Masterclass em Armazenamento de Energia é uma jornada educacional onde serão apresentadas as oportunidades do mercado brasileiro neste setor. Nela, destacamos as aplicações mais promissoras e fornecemos os aspectos técnicos essenciais para a implementação de projetos nesta área, que crescerá 1500% até 2030.
Mercado internacional e Brasileiro para Sistemas de Armazenamento de Energia
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Introduction to energy storage with focus on agricultural users. Explanation of business models, technical specification, success cases.
04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
Outlook on challenges the SIN will be facing with growing participation of solar and wind power and approaches for solving those challenges.