Policy Papers

July 2022

The Way Forward for Energy Storage Grid Fees

EASE has prepared a general overview and the best practices across member states, when looking at the way forward for energy storage grid fees. Energy storage doesn’t receive the same treatment across the European Union as far as grid fees go: different technologies, different location (behind-the-meter vs front of the meter), have to face a variety of tariff structures, often not consistent with the EU-level rules as set by the Electricity Market Regulation.

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April 2022

Renewable Energy Projects: Permit-Granting Processes & Power Purchase Agreements

EASE has responded to the European Commission's Public Consultation on 'Renewable Energy Projects - Permit-Granting Processes & Power Purchase Agreements . This initiative aims to facilitate renewable energy production projects. It will focus on the key barriers to implementing renewable energy projects and outline good practices addressing the identified barriers and good practices to facilitate power-purchase agreements, including across borders.

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April 2022

Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas markets Package

EASE has responded to the European Commission's Public Consultation on the proposal for ‘Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas markets’ Package. This Package, consisting of a review of the Gas Regulation and of the Gas Directive, aims to decarbonise gas consumption, and puts forward policy measures required for supporting the creation of optimum and dedicated infrastructure, as well as efficient markets.

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April 2022

Optimising Energy Use: How Energy Storage Can Support European Energy Reduction Needs

The revisions of the Energy Performance and Buildings Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive are vital to achieving a zero-emission and fully decarbonised building stock and a carbon-neutral energy system by 2050. EASE welcomes these revisions as an opportunity to speed up decarbonisation efforts through the efficient and optimised use of energy. However, stronger integration of energy storage solutions is required.
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March 2022

Unleashing Flexibility Needs: How Energy Storage Can Make or Break the Case for Renewables

EASE  has prepared a position paper on the Renewable Energy Directive Revision (REDIII) highlighting the great opportunity this review offers in terms of speeding up decarbonisation efforts in the energy system. EASE believes energy storage can be fostered through RED III in multiple ways.

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February 2022

Call for More Energy Storage Provisions in Fit for 55

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.

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January 2022

Digitalising the Energy Sector – EU Action Plan

EASE has taken part in the European Commission Public Consultation for the adoption of an Action Plan on the Digitalisation of the Energy Sector. EASE supports this initiative for the digitalisation of the energy sector which has the potential to play a key role in the energy transition towards a decarbonised European Union.

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