19.02.2021 / News
EASE welcomes its new member APREN who joined our membership in January 2021. Mr Pedro Amaral Jorge answered our questions and declared that "Improved methods for storing and dispatching electricity are key to maintain a high reliability and security of the electric supply, but also for increasing the economic value of renewables and strengthening competitiveness in the clean energy market."
25.03.2021 / News
Solutions at the Highest Level of Efficiency: TLT- Turbo, the Newest EASE Member
The European Association for Storage of Energy is glad to extend a warm welcome to its newest member TLT-Turbo who joined EASE in March 2021. Mr Neff, Vice President at TLT-Turbo, accepted to discuss with us the expertise of his company, in energy storage and his expectations from this collaboration with EASE.
EASE: Mr Neff, thank you very much for accepting this interview. We are very happy to have TLT-Turbo among our members and we would like to know more about your activities in the sector. Could you summarise the most interesting insights from the work of TLT-Turbo for energy storage?
Mr Neff: The historical roots of TLT go deep into electricity production - unfortunately, it was the coal-fired power plants that required large fans. Now we are looking for new fields of application in the area of thermal storage, and we are not afraid to take a closer look at the market opportunities for gyroscopic energy storage. With our emphasis on technical solutions at the highest level of efficiency, TLT has always been committed to contributing to energy saving. In this respect, energy storage systems fit into our concept of sustainable energy production and use. Of course, there are challenges to overcome and product adaptations or developments to be made.
EASE: We look forward to a very fruitful collaboration with you and to receive TLT-Turbo’s inputs for our Working Groups and Task Forces. What created the interest from your company to join EASE?
Mr Neff: We see EASE as a community of equally motivated companies and want to be at the forefront of recognising and supporting the European course. In our times as members of EPPSA, a European association representing the power plant sector, we have gained insight into the complex interplay between the companies that provide technology, and the regulatory framework set by EU legislation. We would like to support this important role that EASE plays here as a link.
EASE: What is your vision for how storage can contribute to the energy transition?
Mr Neff: As solar and wind energy increasingly become the backbone of electrical power generation in large parts of Europe, new challenges arise. Where does the electricity come from on windless nights? How can grid stability be ensured when the large rotating masses in power generation are decreasing? Any kind of storage can help balance peak production and peak demand. This helps to conserve resources, use energy efficiently and contribute to an intact, clean environment.
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