September 2023 / Policy Papers
EASE has prepared an analysis that aims to shed light on the numerous benefits of thermal energy storage (TES) by providing an overview of technologies, inspiring projects, business cases, and revenue streams. Policy recommendations are also discussed.
October 2023 / Reports and Studies
Business Case and Taxonomy of Behind-the-Meter Battery Energy Storage Systems in Europe
Behind-the-meter (BtM) Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are pivotal in the European Union's pursuit of ambitious climate goals and renewable energy integration. Co-located with technologies like solar photovoltaics (PV), they empower consumers and contribute to peak-shaving and load management. However, realizing their full potential necessitates a clear regulatory framework.
As BtM BESS deployment continues to expand, addressing existing barriers is imperative. These challenges include among others fair remuneration, net metering, complex tax structures, and inadequate integration of energy storage in system planning.
By addressing these challenges and providing the necessary policy support, the European Union can fully leverage BtM BESS and BtM BESS+PV solutions. This approach not only promotes a sustainable and resilient energy system but also empowers consumers to actively participate in the energy transition.