July 2022 / Policy Papers
EASE has prepared a general overview and the best practices across member states, when looking at the way forward for energy storage grid fees. Energy storage doesn’t receive the same treatment across the European Union as far as grid fees go: different technologies, different location (behind-the-meter vs front of the meter), have to face a variety of tariff structures, often not consistent with the EU-level rules as set by the Electricity Market Regulation.
July 2022 / Campaigns
Call for Endorsement: Energy Storage Targets!
EASE has estimated that the European Union requirements for energy storage are approximately 200 GW by 2030, and 600 GW by 2050 (of which over two-thirds are a no-regret option for energy shifting provided by power-to-X-to-power technologies). Current market trajectories for storage will fail to meet these requirements if urgent measures to boost deployment are not taken now. Yet, energy storage is an essential component for enabling renewables integration and establishing a secure, low-emission and affordable energy system.
Several actors active across the renewables and energy storage value chain have already endorsed these energy storage targets.
If you are interested in endorsing the targets, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Without clear policy intervention, the EU will be unable to further renewables deployment without relying on gas imports providing flexibility. In turn, this will further jeopardise energy security and ultimately, the EU will fail to achieve its decarbonisation targets. Therefore, the EU urgently needs to adopt energy storage targets and a strategy to accelerate the necessary storage deployment today.
By endorsing energy storage targets, stakeholders can send a clear message: to avoid fossil fuel lock-in, policymakers should fully untap the potential of renewables and energy storage.
If you have questions regarding how EASE developed these targets, the following paper explains the methodology and rationale.