The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) is glad to extend a warm welcome to its newest member Akkurate – who joined EASE in February 2020. Mr Kanninen, CEO at Akkurate, accepted to discuss with us Akkurate’s expertise in energy storage and expectations from this collaboration with EASE.
Mr Kanninen thank you very much for accepting this interview. We are very really happy to have Akkurate among our members and we would like to know more about your activities in the sector. Could you summarise the most interesting insights from Akkurate’s work for energy storage in Europe?
Mika: Thank you very much, my pleasure to have the interview. I’m really excited and honoured that Akkurate is now part of EASE. Akkurate is a company of Li-ion battery experts. We have compressed our know-how in one package, namely Diagnose, our remote battery diagnostics software. Diagnose helps companies who are dealing with battery storage to better understand and optimise the performance, degradation and utilisation of their batteries throughout the whole lifetime. It also guides for preventive maintenance in order to avoid unplanned breaks in operation. We want to actively participate building the European energy storage segment even stronger in the future.
We look forward for a very fruitful collaboration with you and to receive Akkurate’s inputs for our Working Groups and Task Forces. What created the interest from your company to join EASE?
Mika: Likewise, looking forward to a prosperous co-operation and contributing on EASE. After having the opportunity to meet and discus with EASE representatives we soon understood joining in EASE creates a great opportunity to work with all the leading energy storage players in Europe, receive the latest news and trends as well as have a chance to impact in common European matters within the energy segment.
What is your vision for how storage can contribute to the energy transition?
Mika: The production of renewable energy is of paramount importance in the fight against climate change. Energy storage, in turn, helps us to get the most out of renewable energy. In my view, energy storage will play a crucial role in achieving climate neutrality goals European Commission has set.