October 2018 / Policy Papers
EASE published a position paper on unlocking the value of solar + storage systems at the customer level, a fundamental step to facilitate the widespread introduction of variable renewables at lowest costs for the society. EASE calls for policymakers to incentivise active consumers to employ their solar + storage devices in a way that contributes to the optimal, cost-effective operation of the grid.
October 2018 / Policy Papers - Responses to Public Consultations
Strategy for Long-Term EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions
EASE submitted a response to the European Commission's Public Consultation on the Strategy for Long-Term EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions.
Our members are fully supportive of the EU’s efforts to achieve a low-carbon economy, and we support ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.
Energy storage deployment can facilitate the transition to a low-carbon energy system in many ways, e.g. by:
- Enabling higher shares of RES in the energy mix
- Supporting electrification of the heating, cooling, and transport sectors
- Supporting the secure, cost-effective, and efficient operation of the grid by providing key services at all levels of the energy system
- Extending the lifetime of existing grid assets
- Allowing active consumers to optimise self-consumption or provision of services to the grid
- Ensuring security of supply: avoiding PV and wind curtailment avoids importing fuel
- Enabling a faster energy transition on islands and in isolated areas
We hope that the long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reductions strategy will take into account the vital role of storage.