European Commission Loosens State Aid Rules for Energy Storage
The European Commission adopted a renewed version of the Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework in line with the European Commission’s Green Deal Industrial Plan on 9 March 2023. The general purpose of the Framework is to temporarily loosen EU State Aid rules in order to allow Member States to accelerate the funding of the net-zero transition in response to the economic impacts of Russia’s war in Ukraine and the US Inflation Reduction Act.
The Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework is complemented by more targeted and permanent changes to the General Block Exemption Rules (GBER), which allow the European Commission to suspend reporting requirements on select energy storage installations.
The EASE Secretariat prepared a briefing on the Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework with a focus on the state aid relevant to the energy storage industry. An additional short brief presents the European Commission’s targeted amendments to the General Block Exemption state aid rules (GBER).