July 2017 / Policy Papers
EASE published its position paper “Thermal Energy Storage” (TES), highlighting the role of TES in supporting the energy transition. EASE proposes three concrete short-term actions that can further leverage the actions proposed by the Commission in the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package.
October 2017 / Reports and Studies
EASE-EERA Energy Storage Technology Development Roadmap 2017
The first joint EASE/EERA Technology Development Roadmap on energy storage11 was published in 2013 with the goal of identifying the most pressing technology development priorities for the European energy storage industry. Given the evolution and advancements in the energy storage sector – and, indeed, the energy sector as a whole – over the past several years, EASE and EERA have joined forces once more to draft a significant update to the 2013 roadmap.
The roadmap is a joint effort between the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) and the Joint Programme on Energy Storage (JP ES) under the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA). Together, EASE and EERA members provide a strong foundation of industrial and research expertise, which allows for a deep and multifaceted insight into the European energy storage sector.
This updated roadmap provides a comprehensive overview of the energy storage technologies being developed in Europe today, with a focus on stationary applications, and identifies the most pressing research, development and demonstration (RD&D) needs in the coming decades. Where applicable, energy storage for electro mobility is also considered in the technology sections. On this basis, the roadmap provides recommendations for research and development (R&D) policies and regulatory changes needed to support the development and large-scale deployment of energy storage technologies. The aim is to inform policymaking for research, innovation, and demonstration in the energy storage sector in order to further strengthen Europe’s research and industrial competitiveness.