Press Releases

EASE’s 3 Key Actions to Boost Thermal Energy Storage

Press release
N° 05-2017
09/2017

EASE has published its Position Paper on Thermal Energy Storage (TES), which highlights the role of TES in supporting the energy transition. The paper outlines the applications and key features of TES systems and explains how the heating and cooling sector is important for the transition to a low-carbon energy system. Smart heat concepts, including thermal storage concepts, have the potential to provide the needed flexibility options – storage, demand response, and smart operation – on the short term and at a relatively low cost.

EASE proposes three concrete short-term actions that can further leverage the actions proposed by the Commission in the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package:

  • Assess the benefits and (market) potential of thermal energy storage options for prosumers, industry, and communities, among other flexibility solutions; improve efforts to communicate the role and benefits of thermal storage.
  • Implement non-discriminatory market incentives and regulatory frameworks across the EU for flexibility solutions.
  • Support demonstration and deployment projects for (new) integrated solutions which incorporate pre-commercial thermal energy storage options in smart energy systems to reach the required flexibility at lowest system costs.

These proposals would support the EU’s goals to empower consumers, improve energy efficiency, and decarbonise the energy sector, including the often underexposed heating and cooling sector, in a cost-effective way.

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EASE Recommendations on Sectoral Integration Through Power-to-Gas/Power-to-Liquid

Press release
N° 04-2017
06/2017

EASE has published its position paper “EASE Recommendations on Sectoral Integration Through Power-to-Gas/Power-to-Liquid

By using electricity generated from renewable energy sources (RES) to produce Green Hydrogen and other energy carriers, PtG and PtL belong to the few energy storage technologies available to store large amounts of energy seasonally and provide it on-demand to different sectors and applications. They have the potential to contribute significantly to the integration of renewable electricity into various sectors of the energy system, hence to support the objectives of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package and the long-term vision of the Energy Union.

However, some key regulatory barriers are still blocking developments in the PtG and PtL sectors. To overcome these hurdles, EASE recommends some measures.

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EASE Calls for Coordinated Approach to Defining Grid Tariffs for Energy Storage

Press release
N° 03-2017
05/2017

EASE has published its position paper “Energy Storage Deployment Hampered by Grid Charges” calling for a coordinated approach to defining grid tariffs for storage that recognises its alleviative effects on grid constraints and grid extension costs, while contributing to reduced curtailment of CO2 free electricity generation.

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Energy storage to play key role in the biggest project funded by the CEF fund 2016

Press release
N° 02-2017
05/2017

EASE is pleased to announce that the project “TSO 2020: Electric “Transmission and Storage Options” along TEN E and TEN T corridors for 2020” has been selected for funding through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding instrument.

Under the coordination of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, EASE – in partnership with TenneT TSO, Nederlandse Gasunie, Green Planet Real Estate, TU Delft, and Stichting Energy Valley – will assess and value the key role of energy storage in the electricity transmission system by exploiting synergies between energy storage solutions and alternative transport infrastructure needs.

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EU Commission Outlines Four Principles on the Way Forward for Energy Storage

Press release
N° 01-2017
02/2017

EASE welcomes the Commission Staff Working Document on Energy Storage, which complements the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package issued in end-November 2016 and provides a valuable contribution to the policy debate. The European Commission recognises the value of energy storage as a source of system flexibility, and the subsequent need for a wide range of energy storage technologies capable of providing multiple services to the energy system.The document also outlines four principles on the way forward for energy storage.

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EASE welcomes the Communication on “Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation”

Press release
N° 07-2016
11/2016

 

EASE is very pleased that the European Commission has published its Communication on Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation which lays out a framework for action to increase public and private investments in low-carbon technologies and pushes for the development of clean energy business models. The Communication recognises the importance of energy storage by designating it as a priority area for clean energy research and innovation, alongside electro-mobility, decarbonisation of the building stock, and the integration of renewables.

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Publication of Electricity New Market Design Package

Press release
N° 06-2016
11/2016

EASE compliments the European Commission on the Electricity New Market Design Package that was just released.

The proposed regulation is quite comprehensive and a very good start. EASE welcomes the definition of energy storage included in the revised Electricity Directive, supporting investment certainty. It foresees technology and application evolution and does not limit energy storage to electricity-in/electricity-out; rather, it encompasses ‘power-to-x’ and thermal heat energy storage systems.

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Successful Closing of Second Energy Storage Global Conference

Press release
N° 05-2016
10/2016

“Energy Storage is a prerequisite for more renewables”
Vice-President Šefčovič at the closing day of the successful Second Energy Storage Global Conference

From the 27th to the 29th of September 2016, the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) organised in Brussels the second Energy Storage Global Conference.

More than 220 delegates attended the Conference, which saw 49 speakers from the industry, research centres and international bodies from the electricity, renewables and storage sectors, as well as representatives from the European Commission, the European Parliament and national administrations.

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EASE Recommendations for the Ownership of Energy Storage

Press release
N° 04-2016
19/09/2016

EASE is glad to announce its five recommendations concerning the Ownership of Energy Storage.

The European Union should provide a clear legislative framework on ownership for the Energy Storage industry in order to support investment in the sector. Therefore, EASE is calling upon the EU institutions to take these recommendations into account in the upcoming revision of the Renewable Energy Directive, the Energy Efficiency Directive, and especially the New Energy Market Design legislation (“Winter Package”).

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Towards a New Energy Market Design: the European Parliament supports energy storage

Press release
N° 03-2016
13/09/2016

EASE welcomes the adoption of the ITRE Report “Towards a New Energy Market Design”, proposed by MEP Werner Langen (EPP, DE). It was approved today by the European Parliament in its plenary session in Strasbourg with 454 votes in favour and can be seen as a clear sign that energy storage should play a major role in this new framework.

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EASE Vice-President elected Vice Chairman of EU Research Platform for Smart Networks

Press release
N° 02-2016
12/07/2016

EASE is happy to announce that the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Smart Networks for the Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) nominated Mr Thierry Le Boucher, EASE Vice President, EDF, as one of its two Vice Chairmen.

July 2016

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Energy Storage: a Decarbonisation Enabler

Press release
N° 04-2015
04/12/2015

In the framework of the COP21, EASE would like to present a paper to highlight the importance of Energy Storage as a Decarbonisation Enabler as well as the challenges ahead of us.

December 2015

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Towards a Fair Market Design for Energy Storage and a New Deal for Energy Consumers

Press release
N° 03-2015
15/07/2015
 

EASE supports the Market Reforms proposed by the European Commission

July 2015.

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Grid+Storage

Press release
N° 02-2015
11/02/2015
 

EASE is part of a consortium supporting the European Commission in defining an integrated R&D strategy in smart grids and energy storage

February 2015.

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For more information, please check out the project website.

Dr Klaus Peter Röttgen (E.ON) takes over EASE presidency on January 1st 2015

Press release
N° 01-2015
01/01/2015
 

Three years after the creation of the European Association for Storage of Energy, the presidency is renewed for the first time.

January 2015.

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Successful closing of First Energy Storage Global Conference

Press release
N° 03-2014
16/12/2014

 

From the 19th to the 21st of November, EASE, the European Association for Storage of Energy, organised the first Energy Storage Global Conference in the Cercle National des Armées in Paris, together with ESA and ATEE-CSE (respectively the American and French Energy Storage Association), DG Joint Research Centre and DG Energy of the European Commission and Sandia National Laboratories.
More than 150 delegates attended this first conference, which saw 40 speakers from the European Commission, the National Administrations, Industry, Research Centres and other National & International bodies.

December 2014

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EASE welcomes the creation of GESA

Press release
N° 02-2014
04/08/2014

 

The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) welcomes the creation of GESA, the Global Energy Storage Alliance.

On April 1st,2014 GESA was jointly founded by the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), the German Energy Storage Association (BVES), the China Energy Storage Alliance (CNESA), the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), the US Energy Storage Association (ESA), and the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE). The main aim of this international body is to advance education, collaboration, knowledge and proven frameworks about the benefits of energy storage globally.

EASE, as the voice of the energy storage community, actively promoting the use of energy storage in Europe and worldwide, supports the vision and aims of the Global Energy Storage Alliance and looks forward to a fruitful cooperation of both associations in the future.

August 2014

European Association for Storage of Energy launches website

Press release
N° 01-12
10/08/2012

European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) unveils www.ease-storage.eu as a tool to help develop and promote the use of energy storage in Europe and worldwide.

August 2012

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Creation of EASE: European Association for Storage of Energy

Press release
N° 01-11
28/09/2011

A group of Europe’s leading players in the energy sector, including manufacturers, utilities and academic bodies, came together in Brussels on September 27 to sign the formal constitution for the creation of the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE). This international non-profit association is focused on acting as a coherent voice to promote the roles of energy storage as key enabling technologies for Europe’s transition towards a sustainable, flexible and stable energy system.

September 2011

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