• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024
  • About

Sam Wilkinson

S&P Global Commodity Insights

Research & Analysis Director, Clean Energy Technology

Sam Wilkinson is a director within the Clean Energy Technology research team at S&P Global, specifically responsible for the company’s research of battery and energy storage markets, working closely with leading global suppliers to develop detailed analyses on these markets. He joined S&P Global through its acquisition of IHS Markit. Before establishing IHS Markit coverage of the energy storage industry in 2012, Mr. Wilkinson focused on the solar PV market and has now amassed more than a decade of experience across these sectors. Mr. Wilkinson’s analysis and commentary are regularly published by leading energy industry media and the global press, and he has also presented at many leading industry events and conferences. Mr. Wilkinson holds a bachelor’s degree in math and engineering from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, and previously worked in structural engineering.

Sessions With Sam Wilkinson

Monday, 6 March

  • 02:30pm - 03:15pm (CST) / 06/mar/2023 08:30 pm - 06/mar/2023 09:15 pm

    S&P Global | Batteries for the power grid – How, Why and Where?

    The use of batteries in the power grid – from home systems to grid-scale deployments – has quickly become common place. A variety of technologies and business models are driving adoption, and a diverse environment of companies has evolved, from global multinationals to specialist technology providers. This session will explore all the key factors that are shaping this quickly expanding market, including the drivers that are leading to adoption of battery energy storage, the technologies that are being deployed, and where the biggest opportunities in the sector lie.

Wednesday, 8 March

Thursday, 9 March

  • 04:10pm - 04:50pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 10:10 pm - 09/mar/2023 10:50 pm

    The Race for Clean Energy

    Energy Infrastructure/Supply Chain
    During the 2020s, six-times more solar, two-times more wind and 37-times more batteries will be required than in the previous decade. Each of these technologies are critical to the decarbonization of the global economy and will rely upon a major scale up of their associated supply chains, from raw materials and manufacturing capacities, to logistics, labor and specialist-skilled engineers. Where will the major bottlenecks and shortages be seen? How can the necessary investments in manufacturing capacity be unlocked? What steps should be taken to ensure supply chains can scale sufficiently?