Demystifying battery energy storage systems

Online event
Thursday, 18 January 2024
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (UK time)
    • Dr Tom Harries, Partner, Nardac
  • Property

In this IIL property webinar, Tom Harries explains how technology, digitalisation, and lessons learnt from past losses have led to fewer batteries exploding and entering thermal runaway.

This session covers:

  • The drivers behind a sector set to grow 20x this decade
  • How battery energy storage system projects have evolved from build-your-own to system solutions
  • The technology landscape and assessing the supply chain
  • Perception versus reality of the frequency of thermal runaway incidents
  • Risk mitigation for a low frequency, high severity asset class

Learning objectives:

  • The evolution of battery energy storage system technology and projects
  • Notable battery energy storage system losses and what we’ve learned from them
  • Best practices for risk management

Please note that this session will not be recorded and slides will not be available post-event.

Chair: Simon Warren, Senior Underwriter, General Reinsurance

  • Online event

Booking information:

You will be sent a confirmation email shortly after booking. If you have not received this within one hour, please contact Patricia Pedraza (020 7397 3911).

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