Join the search for the Holy Grail in sustainable energy

Energy storage is widely seen as the Holy Grail in sustainable energy systems. To enable a change to a low-carbon energy system, based on variable renewables, storage and flexibility are key.

This course by a top energy expert, Robert Kleiburg, takes a deep dive into the technical, economic and legal aspects around various forms of storage currently available: batteries, underground gas storage and power-to-gas.

How you benefit

  • Understand how storage and flexibility services will transform energy markets
  • See projects first-hand and interact with experts and peers
  • Identify new opportunities

Important noticecontent and price of this course will be updated shortly. The price will not increase and we encourage you to pay with invoice to avoid refunding money.

About the program

This highly intensive course will put you up to speed on all aspects of the most difficult and crucial energy challenge today: storage and flexibility.

Lecturer Robert Kleiburg has a wide and varied background in energy and energy storage. He worked in leading positions at Shell, at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and as independent entrepreneur with his own start-up company.


  • Green energy storage, power-to-gas, batteries
  • Integration of renewables in existing system in North West Europe
  • Flexibility vs. security of supply in the European energy sector and the role of storages
  • Business models for existing gas storage facilities in Europe: the road ahead
  • Risk management aspects of energy storage
  • Legal aspects of the energy storage business
  • Comparison of regulatory regimes for power storage

What you learn

  • Strategic insight into the present and future roles of storage and flexibility in the energy system
  • Identify new opportunities and business models
  • Assess deployment of underground gas storages in the future energy system
  • Identify multiple value streams for underground gas storages, batteries and power-to-gas facilities
  • Understand legal and regulatory aspects of European energy storage business

Who should attend

For professionals working in various parts of the energy value chain:

  • Strategic analysts and business developers at storage system operators (SSOs)
  • Energy traders and control service providers
  • Transmission system operators (gas and electricity)
  • Business analysts and energy analysts
  • Legal advisors and energy business consultants
  • (Renewable) energy producers
  • Regulators
  • Policymakers
Module 1
  • 2 December 2020 (a half-day session)
    3 December 2020 (a half-day session)
    4 December 2020 (a half-day session)
  • Online (platform will be clarified by e-mail)
Lecturer Flexibility and Energy Storage

Robert Kleiburg

Robert Kleiburg, MSc, was Chief Operations Officer at the Netherlands Energy Research Center (ECN) from 2011 to 2017. In 2017 he founded his own company, Recoy, whose mission is to accelerate the energy transition by helping customers increase their energy flexibility. Before he worked at Shell for 22 years, including as VP Strategy and Planning at Shell Renewables & Hydrogen.


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