Breakthrough Energy, EASE, SolarPower Europe and WindEurope are once again joining forces to stress the importance of energy storage for Europe to achieve energy security.
EASE has estimated that the European Union requirements for energy storage are approximately 200 GW by 2030, and 600 GW by 2050.
EASE is actively shaping the legal and R&D funding framework for energy storage at EU level. Members gain direct influence in the European decision-making process.
Members benefit from EASE’s expertise and technical know-how, and they can participate in EU-funded research projects. EASE is currently involved in many EU-funded projects.
EASE gathers knowledge, information and data about future market developments that can help the energy storage stakeholders to adapt to the changing business environment.
Featuring in EASE’s publications and events, such as the Energy Storage Global Conference, gives you visibility and the opportunity to strengthen your network among storage experts.
EASE is glad to extend a warm welcome to its newest member, Kyoto Group, who joined EASE in December 2022. Ms Camilla Nilsson, CEO at Kyoto Group, accepted to discuss Kyoto Group's expertise in energy storage with us, and their expectations from this collaboration with EASE.
The Zero Terrain project is set to start its pumped hydro plant's construction work in summer 2024.
The EU-funded project InterSTORE officially started on 1 January 2023. InterSTORE stands for Interoperable open-source tools to enable hybridisation, utilisation, and monetisation of storage flexibility. This is a HORIZON Innovation Action, funded by the European Union with the total grant amount of nearly 3.5 mil €.
Through StoRIES Transnational Access (TNA) calls, researchers can have free access to 64 world-class Research Infrastructures, addressing all five technology areas from electrochemical energy storage over to chemical, thermal, mechanical up to superconducting magnetic energy storage. The second call for accessing the research infrastructures is now open.
As the world was starting to recover from the COVID-19 emergency, in early 2022 another crisis struck: with the Russian invasion of Ukraine starting in late February, almost the entirety of the European Commission activities for 2022 shifted away from the foreseen Working Programme to focus on sanctions and new measures to ensure security of supply. The situation aggravated in the past months: with winter approaching, gas reserves needed to be filled to ensure heating and electricity would be available to industries and citizens for the coming seasons, and sky-high prices started impacting the continent.
On the 14 December 2022, the European Parliament, in plenary session, voted on the REPowerEU amendments to the Renewable Energy, Energy Performance of Buildings and Energy Efficiency Directives. Unveiled in May, the objective of the Directives is to strengthen European energy security, jeopardised by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. EASE welcomes the decision of the European Parliament to include all energy storage under the new, accelerated permitting rules for renewable projects in identified go-to areas.
On 7 December 2022, over 200 participants attended webinar on electricity market design revision and joined the discussion on how it can enable energy storage for a carbon-neutral future. Representatives of EASE Policy team presented the latest EASE policy analysis paper "The Electricity Market Design Revision" and shared a list of changes identified to ensure a renewable-based and secure energy system. Speakers from Iberdrola, CellCube, Fluence and Enel X joined to discuss the topic.
EASE has finalised a paper on the upcoming electricity market design revision, highlighting how energy storage can enable a carbon-neutral future. More than ever, energy independence, security of supply, sector integration, and decarbonisation are guiding policymakers’ actions. EASE identifies a list of changes as needed to ensure a renewable-based and secure energy system.
EASE has prepared a reply to the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)’s Public Consultation. The process has commenced for the current cycle of the Ten-Year Network Development Plan, the pan-European electricity infrastructure development plan, developed jointly by ENTSO-E and ENTSOG.