Stay up-to-date on the fast-changing energy storage market. The report analyses the European energy storage installed base in the residential, commercial & industrial and front-of-meter sectors.
EASE published a list of 10 points to kick-start energy storage in Europe, translated into all major European languages
EASE supports the European Green Deal and an upward revision of the 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction objectives.
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 welcomes its new member APREN who joined our membership in January 2021. Mr Pedro Amaral Jorge answered our questions and declared that "Improved methods for storing and dispatching electricity are key to maintain a high reliability and security of the electric supply, but also for increasing the economic value of renewables and strengthening competitiveness in the clean energy market."
EASE policy team will have its hands full with the European Green Deal. Research and Innovation will also be a big topic for next year, as Horizon Europe kicks off and our work on many EU funding bodies continues. Finally, we look forward to continuing our webinars and – hopefully – physical events to support networking and information sharing, culminating in the Energy Storage Global Conference in autumn 2021.
Investment in research is key in driving innovation in storage sector. EASE, as the voice of the energy storage industry, is an active contributor of the design of upcoming funding programmes for energy storage research and development and collaborated to the development of important instruments such as the Innovation Fund and Horizon Europe.
With the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, EASE had to adapt some of the activities performed in the framework of EU-funded projects to make sure that the topic addressed stayed relevant. We worked hard to turn challenges into opportunities, organising and shaping discussions around funding, policy and technology.
2020 was a significant year for energy storage policy, as the European Commission, European Parliament, and many other stakeholders took an active interest for the sector. This was especially clear when it came to the European Green Deal, the ambitious plan from the new EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to accelerate the transition to a net-zero emissions energy system by 2050.
Going into 2020, we decided to take energy storage to the next level with the support of our members. With a bigger Secretariat than ever before, we started 2020 eager to ramp up our activities and better serve the growing EASE membership. It was to be our most productive year yet, full meetings, and networking with policymakers and EASE members.
EASE published its 2020 Activity Report. We worked hard to drive forward the EU policy agenda to support energy storage deployment and were happy to see that, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, EU policymakers stayed true to their climate ambitions and made 2020 a significant year for EASE and energy storage.
On 9 February 2021, EASE and Batteries Europe welcomed more than 200 participants to discuss the future of batteries, the challenges currently faced by battery manufacturers, and possible solutions to foster the EU leadership in the battery storage field.
EASE prepared a reply to the European Commission proposal to revise the EU rules on the Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) Regulation. We welcome this proposal: it is a step forward, a piece of legislation more in line with the European Union’s climate objectives, although criticalities are still present.
EASE has provided its reply to the European Commission’s public consultation on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive. The revision of the recast Renewable Energy Directive is essential in order to achieve the target of at least 55% greenhouse gas emissions reduction compared to 1990 levels.