Event Profile

In 2018 the Czech Republic has installed over 2 200 PV systems (up to 10 kWp) with 75 % of residential energy storage systems (ESS) which is a unique situation in Europe. There is also a strong boom for ESS in corporate&utility ESS market in Czech Republic due to new government incentives. The Skoda Auto car-maker is about to launch 60 MW virtual power plant comprising over 200 corporate ESS installed within its car dealerhship network in the Czech Republic by 2021. The ESS market potential of Czech Republic is up to 200 MW till 2022.

Prague Congress CenterSince 2015 the conference and expo SEF has become the leading Central Europe’s event dedicated to advanced solutions in the field of energy storage, smart usage of distributed RES and green mobility. In 2018 over 1 200 visitors from Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany took part in the SEF. The participants represent primarily professionals (installers, electricians, distributors, auditors, EPC, investors and PV plant operators, etc.) as well as public interest in ESS&DER.

SEF will include both conference and expo. The event will take place on November 19, 2019 from 9:00AM to 18:00 in the Prague Congress Centre in the centre of Prague City (show on map)

Structure of Conference Attendees

  • CEO/TOP management members of Czech&Slovak business enterprieses coming from industrial+automotive sector, operators of PV plants
  • professionals engaged in photovoltaics/renewables business, business analysts, bankers, private investors, partly academics sector
  • end customers interested in own installations of ESS&PV systems for own consumption of energy
  • visit rate:
    • a) Conference+Workshops: 360 attendees (2018), 300-350 attendees (2019 – estimate)
    • b) Expo: 900 attendees (2018), 1200 attendees (2019 – estimate)

Profile of Key Conference Speakers

  • representatives of state bodies (Ministry of Industry, Czech Energy Regulatory Office, Top management of Utilities, operators of PV plants, etc)
  • renowned experts in the field of ESS&PV systems either from private sector or from academic institutions
  • confirmed speakers at SEF2019:
    • Julian Jansen (Senior Analyst, IHS Markit)
      presentation: Key Trends in Energy Storage in the World by 2025
    • Oliver Koch (Managing Director+COO, sonnen GmbH)
      presentation: Virtual Power Plants and Distributed Storage as the Centre Piece for the Renewable Energy Revolution

Auspecieces of SEF

  • Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Chairman of the Government of the Czech Republic
  • Ministry of the Environment of Czech Republic
  • Chamber of Renewable Energies in the Czech Republic

Expo Description

As a part of SEF the guests could also visit a unique EXPO dedicated to ESS both for residential and utility scale applications as well as for PV installations.
In 2018 over 30 companies promoted its solutions and services at the EXPO. The exhibitors could have a small booth at attractive terms.For more information about the possibility to exhibit at SEF, please feel free to contact us as mentioned below.


I would like to congratulate you on the excellent conference. The content was very attractive and contained a lot of new information. I’m very satisfied with the overall organization of Smart Energy Forum, too.

Radek Orsag, executive director of the company SOLSOL Ltd.
Radek Orság

The conference Smart Energy Forum 2015 in Prague was a great event, both in content as well as organizationally.

Jan Krcmar, director of communications of the company Photon Energy Group
Jan Krčmář

Conference Smart Energy Forum in Prague was a very nice experience to me. I am looking forward to its next year.

Pavel Simon, deputy manager of the Slovak photovoltaic association SAPI
Pavel Šimon

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