June 2021 / Policy Papers
Open Letter on Recovery and Resilience Facility: Too Little Attention and Funding for Energy Storage Solutions
13 energy storage associations raise concern about lack of funding for energy storage in recovery and resilience plans.
June 2021 / Policy Papers - Responses to Public Consultations
EASE Calls for Stronger Focus on Energy Storage in the Revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
EASE welcomes the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive to boost building renovation and emphasizes its support for the energy efficiency first principle to be applied in its measures. However, EASE believes that energy storage should have a stronger focus in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, considering energy systems integration and the widespread deployment of Smart Readiness Indicators are key to increasing energy efficiency.
Energy storage technologies can provide many benefits to building owners, tenants, and users, as well as to energy networks (electricity, heat). This can apply to both residential buildings and commercial/industrial buildings, due to the diversity and scalability of storage technologies. In addition, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive should aim to reward the benefits that energy storage brings and encourage its uptake for behind-the-meter flexibility and network flexibility (peak-shaving, congestion management). The revision should also aim to remove the barriers to energy storage, by implementing ways to reduce the upfront cost, and raising awareness and expertise for its use in buildings.