February 2022 / Policy Papers
EASE, together with 10 other European and national associations, representing key energy stakeholders across the EU, calls on European legislators to support more provisions for long duration energy storage needed in the Delivering the European Green Deal package.
February 2022 / Activity Reports
EASE Activity Report 2021
Ten years ago, EASE started its journey to contribute to the green energy transition at the European level by leading the discussion on energy storage. EASE has grown along with its unique experience every year; 2021 benefited EASE the most by allowing it to be resilient through the new normal. The year 2021 is a prime example of the resilience of EASE, just like its journey over the last ten years. Despite long lasting effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, energy storage is on the table for discussion more often than ever before.
Among many other things, here are some of our achievements in 2021:
• The Energy Storage Global Conference (ESGC) 2021 was successfully held in a hybrid format, welcoming more than 350 participants, the highest number in its history. The number of participants and reviews prove that the hybrid ESGC encouraged flexible but in-depth discussions. Diverse participation from all over the world was possible thanks to the hybrid format.
• 2021 was a pivotal year for energy storage: while the pandemic was striking, the market kept growing steadily. European institutions as well as national governments drafted several proposals and plans that will influence energy markets regulation and the energy storage business case for years to come.
• The Fit for 55 Package, laying out implementation measures for the announced European Green Deal, was the most-awaited energy policy news of the year. The European Commission revealed a set of dossiers that cover a variety of sectors where energy storage can be a key player. EASE has been working closely with the Commission and other stakeholders to recommend apt frameworks that would empower energy storage to provide support to decarbonisation.