Future energy systems will rely on a wide range of services based on energy storage. Energy storage is a key technology which will play a central role in the decarbonisation of the European economy and it has already brought significant benefits to the current energy system.
The National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) are an excellent opportunity for Member States to examine the current status of energy storage deployment, assess future flexibility needs, and identify the biggest barriers to storage deployment.
Developing a clear strategy to support the development and deployment of all energy storage technologies is essential in order for Member States to achieve their decarbonisation targets for 2030 and beyond. It is, therefore, important to ensure that energy storage is properly considered under the NECPs.
We believe that by including clear Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to assess the development of energy storage and committing to put in place specific policies, Member States will be fully equipped to take on the flexibility challenge and thus accelerate the energy transition.
EASE would like to support the drafting of ambitious yet achievable plans that can have a true impact on the energy sector. Therefore, EASE proposes a set of KPIs that Member States could include in their draft plans and that could also help the European Commission when evaluating the draft plans and making recommendations for their amendment.