03.04.2020 / Press Releases
EASE, together with the European industry and research organisations RECHARGE Batteries, AVERE - The European Association for Electromobility, Cycling Industries Europe, EMIRI and BATTERY 2030 published a joint statement calling upon policymakers at European and national level to continue to demonstrate their climate leadership ambitions amid the global COVID-19 crisis.
19.11.2020 / Press Releases
Mr David Post, Enel X, Elected as EASE President Starting 1 January 2021
On 18 November 2020, the General Assembly of EASE - the European Association for Storage of Energy – representing 56 organisations active across the energy storage value chain, elected Mr David Post, Head of Energy Storage Solutions at Enel X, to serve as the new EASE President. Mr Post is an expert in business development for renewable, conventional energy and energy storage projects and previously occupied the position of EASE Vice-President and served as head of the association’s Technology and Value Assessment Committee.
“In the past years, EASE experienced a strong growth and became a reference in the European energy storage business. My goal is to continue this path and support the association in its active role of representing its members in the fast-evolving energy storage landscape” declared Mr Post after his election. “Over the last years, energy storage has become more and more a European reality, and in the next 5 years we expect to see a very substantial growth, making this technology a key element of our power network.”
On 1 January 2021, Mr David Post will officially take over the presidential torch from Ms Eva Chamizo Llatas, Director of European Affairs and Head of the Iberdrola Brussels Office. Mr Post will be supported in his new function three Vice-Presidents: Mr Corneliu Barbu (Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Aarhus University), Mr Michael Lippert (Director Innovation and Solutions for Energy at Saft), and Mr Holger Wolfschmidt (Market Applications Director EMEA at Fluence). Additionally Mr Etienne Briere (Executive Vice President R&D Program on Renewable Energy, Storage Environment) will cover the position of Treasurer.
EASE Secretary General Mr Patrick Clerens thanked Ms Chamizo Llatas for her commitment and the significant progress achieved during the past three years and welcomed the selection of Mr David Post as new President, wishing him success in his new position and in addressing the challenges that energy storage will be facing in the coming years.