The EASE Secretariat is organising a webinar on the Renovation Wave Strategy that will take place on 15 April 2021. In this context, we are looking for 2 members to present their projects on behind-the-meter storage, thermal energy storage, energy communities, and related topics.
EU Funding Explained: An Exclusive Webinar Series for EASE Members
Are you wondering what opportunities are out there for your organisation to receive EU funding for energy storage research, demonstration, or deployment projects? The EASE Secretariat is happy to announce the launch of a webinar series to help EASE members navigate the complex world of EU funding!
Over the course of five webinars, the EASE Secretariat, in collaboration with CLERENS, will present the different EU funding programmes with a focus on opportunities for the energy storage sector.
We will cover how these programmes work, which storage technologies are addressed in various EU funding schemes, how to apply, and which EASE resources are available to members.
- 27 April 2021 - Horizon Europe
Just in time for the launch of the first Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022, EASE will be giving an introduction to the EU’s flagship R&D funding programme, Horizon Europe: How is the programme set up; what type of storage projects can be funded and how can members apply; and what is a Work Programme?
- 12 May 2021 - Recovery and Resilience Facility
In this webinar we’ll be covering the EU's Recovery and Resilience Facility, which consists of €672.5 billion in loans and grants to support reforms and investments undertaken by Member States to aid the COVID-19 recovery. 37% of this – roughly €250 billion – should be spent on climate investment and reforms. We’ll cover the overall programme and funding amounts, EU Member States’ recovery plans, and highlight which Member States have set aside the most funding for energy storage projects.
- 16 June 2021 - Innovation Fund
The Innovation Fund aims to provide around €10 billion of support over 2020-2030 for the commercial demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies, including storage. As a member of the Innovation Fund Expert Group, EASE has been involved from the beginning in the definition and implementation of the Fund. We’ll share with you how the fund is set up and what you need to know about the application process. To help you get ready for the next calls, we’ll share the lessons learned from the first round of calls.
- 6 July 2021 - Storage and Sustainable Finance
During this event, EASE will be delving into the world of Sustainable Finance and the EU Green Deal Investment Plan. We will explain how the EU aims to mobilise at least €1 trillion of sustainable investments in the next decade to support the energy transition. Also, we will introduce the Sustainable Finance Taxonomy and cover how energy storage technologies are treated in this classification.
- 22 September 2021 - Just Transition Fund, 22 September 2021
The Just Transition Fund is the first pillar of the Just Transition Mechanism. The fund will be equipped with €40 billion. This amount corresponds to fresh money made available to support EU countries in their transition, out of which €10 billion should come from budget appropriations, while the remaining additional resources of €40 billion, covering the period from 2021 to 2024, will constitute external assigned revenue stemming from the European Recovery Instrument.