Energy storage and sectoral integration

Sectoral integration means linking the operation of electricity, gas and heat markets with a view to decarbonizing the economy. Energy storage and sectoral integration would have the potential to make the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy.

The Commission took first significant steps for positioning energy storage in the EU energy policy through specific provisions in the clean energy for all Europeans package and in a specific Staff Working Document. Energy storage is a very adaptive technology and could take many roles in generation, grid, consumption, sectoral integration and transport, supporting both improved levels of energy efficiency and higher shares of renewables.

In this context, this EUSEW session will give an overview of the Commission’s work on energy storage and sectoral integration, present projects that are developing on the ground at different levels as well as the results of various studies. The industry will participate so that an interesting exchange of views can follow.