Policy Papers

September 2018

The Future of Energy Storage in the EU

In the framework of the Electricity Coordination Group, which gathers electricity experts from each Member State, EASE submitted a response to the European Commission's Public Consultation on the future of energy storage in the European Union.

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April 2018

Establishment of the ETS Innovation Fund

EASE submitted a response to the European Commission Public Consultation on the “Establishment of the ETS Innovation Fund”. The EC legislative proposal for a revised EU emissions trading system (ETS) reform involves the creation of an ETS Innovation Fund (IF). Given the importance of the funding that could be available to energy storage projects in the future, EASE drafted a reply to the public consultation.

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February 2018

All Continental European and Nordic TSOs’ Proposal for a Cost Benefit Analysis Methodology

EASE submitted a response to the ENTSO-E Public Consultation on “All Continental European and Nordic TSOs’ proposal for a Cost Benefit Analysis methodology”. EASE welcomes the efforts and wishes to propose several amendments and clarifications, since some aspects of the proposed methodology might lead to strong distortions of the results or to an incomplete CBA.

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July 2017

EASE Thermal Storage Position Paper

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.

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May 2017

EASE Recommendations on Sectoral Integration Through Power-to-Gas/Power-to-Liquid

EASE published its recommendations on Sectoral Integration Through Power-to-Gas/Power-to-Liquid (PtG/PtL) that would help in overcoming key regulatory barriers that are still blocking developments in the PtG and PtL sectors.

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May 2017

EASE Position on Energy Storage Deployment Hampered by Grid Charges

EASE published its position paper “Energy Storage Deployment Hampered by Grid Charges”, which highlights the significant differences in grid charges across countries to which large-scale pumped hydro storage (PHS) power plants are exposed today.

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May 2016

Cost Benefit Analysis Methodology (CBA 2.0)

EASE submitted a response to ENTSO-E’s public consultation on the next European Cost Benefit Analysis Methodology. The modelling of Energy Storage projects in the CBA 2.0 seems to rely on strong simplifications, which may hamper a true assessment of the benefits of some Energy Storage plants.

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