Policy Papers

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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May 2016

A Comprehensive, Integrated Research, Innovation, and Competitiveness Strategy for the Energy Union

EASE submitted a response to DG Research and Innovation’s public consultation on the development of a comprehensive, integrated Research, Innovation, and Competitiveness Strategy for the Energy Union. One of the most urgent challenges for research and innovation to support the low-carbon transformation is achieving the full deployment of Energy Storage.

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February 2016

Renewable Energy Directive for the period after 2020

EASE submitted a response to DG Energy's Public Consultation on the Preparation of a new Renewable Energy Directive for the period after 2020. EASE calls for subsidies for mature renewable technologies to be eliminated and for market-based regulation, which allows for a non-discriminatory access to technologies.

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December 2015

Heat and Cold Storage

EASE appreciates the increasing interest in the electrification of heating and cooling and the storage of heat and cold by help of different storage technologies. Therefore EASE is convinced that the potential role must be explicitly described and the current regulatory barriers must be highlighted to allow the full potential of this technology to be made use of.

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December 2015

Renewable Energy Strategy

EASE submitted a response to the public consultation to help prepare a communication to inform the EU's renewable energy policy for the period post 2020. This complements a communication on the Internal Energy Market which will also help inform the evolution of the EU's wider energy policies following on from the Energy 2050 Roadmap.

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December 2015

Energy Storage: a Decarbonisation Enabler EASE Paper in the framework of the COP21

In December 2015, the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) takes place in Paris, France. In this framework, EASE would like to present a paper to highlight the importance of Energy Storage as a Decarbonisation Enabler as well as the challenges ahead of us.

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