Open Public Seminar and Poster Session on Compact Heat Storage and Networking

Friday, May 3, 2019
Desmarais Building, 12102 & 4101

Public Seminar Agenda Flyer

Andreas Hauer

Andreas HauerAndreas Hauer studied Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. He obtained his PhD from the technical University in Berlin. Now is Head of the Division “Energy Storage” at the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research, ZAE Bayern, with about 80 employees. There he is responsible for a number of national and international research projects focussed on thermal and electrical energy storage, thermal driven heat pumps / chillers for industrial and building applications.

Hauer is an internationally known expert on energy storage in general and specialized on thermal energy storage. For 7 years he was the secretary of the Executive Committee of the Energy Storage Programme within the International Energy Agency IEA. At the moment he is leading one working group on material development for thermal energy storage and another one on “Distributed energy storage for the integration of renewable energies (DESIRE)” within the technology network of the IEA.

On the national level he is a member of the board of directors of the 2012 established Bundesverband Energiespeicher (BVES), German Energy Storage Association. In this position he is responsible for R&D activities within the association. He is the scientific Chairman of the Energy Storage Europe Conference, which is together with the International Renewable Energy Storage Conference, IRES, the world largest storage meeting.

Presentation title: "Present and Future Role of Thermal Energy Storage in Germany and Around the Globe"

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Wim van Helden

Wim van HeldenStudied Technical Physics at the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, where he also did his PhD work in Energy Technology. After post-doc work in Eindhoven on Renewable Energy, he moved to the Energy Research Centre of The Netherlands in Petten, where he was responsible for the group Thermal System in the Built Environment from 1998 to 2009. He then started his own consultancy work in Renewable Heat, and was project coordinator of national and international R&D projects on thermal energy storage. From 2009, he is also leading the Task on compact thermal energy storage from the International Energy Agency IEA, Solar Heating and Cooling programme.

Since 2014 he is working with AEE INTEC in Gleisdorf, Austria, where he leads the group on Thermal Energy Storage, working on national and international research and demonstration projects. The group is leading in the development of compact seasonal solar thermal storage systems based on solid sorption.

van Helden is also board member of the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP) and member of the scientific committee of the International Renewable Energy Storage conference.

Presentation title: “Research and Development on Materials and Components for Thermal Energy Storage in the IEA SHC/ECES Task58/Annex33”

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Bill Wong

Bill WongBill Wong, P.Eng, has over 35 years of technical and business experience in the energy, environment and the manufacturing sectors.  He is currently the manager of Renewable Heat and Power team at the CanmetEnergy Laboratory in Ottawa. Prior to joining the federal government, he was the program manager of Leidos Canada’s Renewable Energy and Climate Change Program.  He has made contributions to many renewable energy projects across Canada.  Most notably, he was the lead consultant and project manager for the award-winning, first-of-its-kind solar project in North America - the Drake Landing Solar Community - in Okotoks, Alberta. 

The scope of his recent professional experience covers low-carbon community energy project feasibility studies, construction monitoring of several large-scale renewable energy generation plants (over $600M in capital investment), and renewable energy system design and project implementation.

Wong holds a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from the University of Ottawa.  Wong is a Certified Energy Manager (C.E.M.) through the Association of Energy Engineers.

Presentation title: “Example of Potential Canadian Markets for Compact Heat Storage”

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Poster Session on Compact Heat Storage & Networking 

Researchers wishing to present their work in compact heat storage are encouraged to present posters during the Public Seminar Poster Session May 3.

Poster Session
May 3, 2019 
16:00 – 17:30

Poster board size: 4X4 ft

Poster boards can accommodate posters:
36” high x 48” wide
36” high x 24” wide