November 2019 / Policy Papers
In the first 100 days of the von der Leyen Commission’s entry into office, a proposal will be put forward for a European Green Deal with a comprehensive strategy for achieving ambitious decarbonisation targets. The energy storage sector supports this important initiative and is committed to playing its part in supporting the cost-effective, secure, and efficient transition to a net-zero emissions power system by 2050.
November 2019 / Event Reports
Energy Storage on Islands
On 21 November, over 80 participants met during the EASE Energy Storage on Islands Workshop to learn about the latest advances in energy storage technologies, assess the energy storage applications and business cases on islands, and propose policy recommendations to ensure a faster roll-out of innovative solutions to support the island decarbonisation agenda.
Islands face unique challenges in terms of ensuring a secure and cost-effective energy supply. Many islands have been early adopters of renewables and have seen some of the world’s first deployments of energy storage projects. These projects not only showcase the diversity of storage technologies and applications, but also highlight some of the most pressing challenges when it comes to the energy transition and deep decarbonisation.
The workshop kicked off with a focus on the main challenges and opportunities for decarbonisation of islands, both from a policy and technical point of view. Gianni Chianetta, Director of Greening the Islands, noted that this is the perfect time to focus on the role of storage, since the 2017 Political Declaration on Clean Energy for EU Islands is expected to be updated under the Croatian Presidency of the EU in 2020.