Position Papers

Energy Storage: A Key Enabler for the Decarbonisation of the Transport Sector

The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) published a position paper explaining the crucial role of stationary energy storage in enabling a rapid and effective transition to a decarbonised transport sector. It calls on policymakers and other stakeholders to address the barriers that hamper the uptake of storage and to enable relevant use cases.

February 2019

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EASE Solar+Storage Position Paper

EASE, the European Association for Storage of Energy has published a position paper on unlocking the value of solar + storage systems at the customer level, a fundamental step to facilitate the widespread introduction of variable renewables at lowest costs for the society.

In this paper, EASE stresses the need of an appropriate regulatory and tariff framework to support sustainable growth of the solar + storage sector in Europe. EASE calls for policy makers to incentivise active consumers to employ their solar + storage devices in a way that contributes to the optimal, cost-effective operation of the grid.


September 2018

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EASE Thermal Storage Position Paper

EASE, the European Association for Storage of Energy, has published its position paper “Thermal Energy Storage” (TES), which highlights the role of TES in supporting the energy transition.

In this paper, 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.

July 2017

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

EASE has published its recommendations on Sectoral Integration Through Power-to-Gas/Power-to-Liquid (PtG/PtL) that would help in overcoming some key regulatory barriers that are still blocking developments in the PtG and PtL sectors:

  1. Developing a certification system for production pathways of Green Hydrogen and Green Synthetic Fuels.
  2. Developing comprehensive and fair life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies for assessing GHG emission savings from renewable and low carbon fuels in the overall system to evaluate an adequate remuneration scheme for those savings.
  3. Promoting sectoral integration by reducing the barriers between the different energy and economic systems (mobility, industries, heating, etc.). This includes especially those fees and taxes applied when energy is transferred from one sector to another.
  4. Developing a coherent remuneration system for flexibility services.
  5. Creating a level playing field for Green Hydrogen and green fuels/blending components when used in refineries or during the fuel production process by classifying them as advanced biofuels under the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED).
  6. Reducing the economic gap by promoting, especially through EU funds, the development of pilot projects.

May 2017

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EASE Position on Energy Storage Deployment Hampered by Grid Charges

EASE has published its position paper “Energy Storage Deployment Hampered by Grid Charges”, which highlights the significant differences in grid charges across countries to which large-scale pumped hydro storage (PHS) power plants are exposed today. It illustrates the impact of the currently fragmented regulatory framework on energy storage competitiveness in general and how it is hampering the creation of an internal energy market.

In its paper, EASE calls 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.

May 2017

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Heat and Cold Storage

EASE appreciates the increasing interest in the electrification of heating and cooling and the storage of heat and cold by help of different storage technologies as a means to support the transition of the European energy economy into an energy economy based on sustainability and RES.

Heat and cold storage is capable not only of providing flexibility to heating appliances based on heat coming directly from RES such as solar thermal heating but also of supporting the integration of the heat and electricity sector (e.g. by means of Smart electric thermal storage (SETS)) and electric heat pumps).

Therefore EASE is convinced that the potential role must be explicitly described and the current regulatory barriers for heat and cold storage must be highlighted in order to allow the full potential of this technology to be made use of. By retrofitting of existing installations such systems could contribute to carbon saving of several million tonnes per year in the EU.

December 2015

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Energy Storage: a Decarbonisation Enabler EASE Paper in the framework of the COP21

In December 2015, the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place in Paris, France.

The main objective of the annual Conference of Parties is to review the adoption of the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The 2015 Paris Climate Conference will aim, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the goal of keeping global warming below 2°C.

In this framework, 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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Network Code on Load-Frequency Control and Reserves

EASE has commented the LFCR Network Code from 28.06.13, in particular Article 45.6 concerning Frequency Containment Reserve (FCR).

EASE recommends that technical rules and potential market designs regarding ancillary services (including FCR) should be shaped in such way that, without discrimination, every energy storage technology meeting the actual requirements must be eligible to participate.

December 2013

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Energy Roadmap 2050

The vital role of storage technologies to achieve the goals
EASE members welcome the European Commission’s Energy Roadmap 2050 of 15 December 2011, particularly as this communication recognises the vital role of storage technologies for a progressively decarbonised European energy system.

April 2012

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    1. DER-SmartGrid Integration 2019

      May 14 - May 16
    2. Energy Storage International Conference & Expo

      May 18 - May 19
    3. Energy Storage in the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package

      May 21 @ 18:00 - May 22 @ 16:30
    4. Europe Solar + Energy Storage Congress 2019

      May 23 - May 24
    5. European EV Charging Summit

      June 5 - June 6