14.11.2017 / Press Releases
On 8 November 2017, EASE organised in Brussels its first Energy Storage Investor Workshop. More than 50 delegates from all across Europe and worldwide attended the workshop.
23.11.2017 / Press Releases
Ms Eva Chamizo Llatas takes over EASE presidency on 1 January 2018
On 22 November 2017, the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) General Assembly, representing 38 companies across the energy storage value chain, elected Ms Eva Chamizo Llatas, Director of European Affairs and Head of the Iberdrola Brussels Office, to serve as the new EASE President. Ms Chamizo Llatas is an expert in European Union Law and served as Head of the Legal Service of the Spanish Permanent Representation to the European Union from 2001 until 2015.
“This is a crucial moment for energy storage which has evolved from a niche topic to a vitally important aspect of the energy transition” Ms Chamizo Llatas declared during her welcome speech. “We will continue to engage with policymakers to ensure that the barriers to storage deployment are removed, that investment security is strengthened in the sector, and that the full value and potential of energy storage is realised across Europe. Therefore, I am committed to representing the association and working with EASE members and external stakeholders to pave the way for a brighter future for energy storage in Europe.”
On 1 January 2018, Ms Chamizo Llatas will officially take over the presidential torch from Dr K. Peter Röttgen, formerly Vice President for Market Interface Management at Uniper. She will be supported in her new function by three Vice-Presidents: Mr Michael Lippert, Marketing & Business Development Manager of the Energy Storage Business Unit at Saft; Mr Jillis Raadschelders, Principal Consultant Energy Storage at DNV GL; and Mr Thierry Le Boucher, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing, Renewable Energy, Energy Management and Networks within the R&D division of EDF.
At the EASE Annual Reception 2017, EASE Secretary General Mr Patrick Clerens thanked Dr Röttgen for his commitment and the significant progress achieved during the past three years and introduced the new president, wishing her success in addressing the challenges that energy storage is facing in the coming years: “We are now experiencing considerable positive momentum for energy storage, but many challenges remain. Our top priority is to establish a forward-looking EU market design and policies that allow energy storage to compete on a level playing field.”