EASE Student Award Winner 2017

EASE is happy to announce the winner of the second edition of the EASE Student Award contest: Oliver Schmidt!

The EASE Student Award recognizes outstanding graduate student research in the field of energy storage. It is awarded every year to one student who has completed a thesis on energy storage at an accredited EU university. Oliver presented his work on the 18th October 2017 during the EASE-EERA Energy Storage Roadmap Launch Event and had the opportunity to meet with members from the various EASE bodies.

In his paper “The future cost of electrical energy storage based on experience rates” Oliver and his co-authors derive a new dataset of experience curves that enables researchers, policymakers and industry to make future cost projections by including their own assumptions and engage in evidence-based discussions on how the energy storage industry as a whole might evolve.

This research is a first-of-its-kind compilation of data on price and cumulative installation development for the most promising electricity storage technologies.

Oliver is a PhD Researcher in Energy Storage at the Imperial College London and holds an MSc degrees in Sustainable Energy Futures. During his studies, he developed a strong interest in energy storage focusing on the future costs of energy storage and its value in low-carbon energy systems.

“EASE is always willing to promote additional research and development done by young graduates in the field of energy storage” said Patrick Clerens, EASE Secretary General. EASE believes that there is no transformation of the energy industry without energy storage.

Renewing the congratulations to Oliver from all EASE members, EASE would also like to thank all students who applied to the contest.

The The future cost of electrical energy storage based on experience rates paper is published in Nature Energy and it is available for download here.


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