Event type Conference

What role for energy storage systems in the EU energy transition?

Both in Europe and around the world, the question of climate change has urged all the concerned stakeholders to scale up efforts in finding innovative and efficient long-term solutions to facilitate a fast-paced transition to sustainable forms of energy production and consumption.

The EU has achieved considerable progress by reducing nearly a quarter of its emissions since 1990, while its GDP has more than doubled in the same period. However, more flexibility is needed in the electricity systems of the energy transition, in particular as a consequence of the variability of renewable energies. The development of many different uses of storage is therefore going to be encouraged.

Which value is expected to be created and how will it be shared between stakeholders? Which technologies can address which markets and when will they be mature?

What role for energy storage systems in the EU energy transition?

SPEAKERS

Andreea Strachinescu - New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal, DG ENERG, European Commission

Per-Olof Granström - Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE)

Patrick Clerens - European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE)

Jean-Baptiste Bart - EDF R&D

Michel Matheu - EDF