Welcome to the EASE website!
EASE stands for European Association for Storage of Energy
The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) is the voice of the energy storage community, actively promoting the use of energy storage in Europe and worldwide.
EASE actively supports the deployment of energy storage as an indispensable instrument within the framework of the European energy and climate policy to deliver services to, and improve the flexibility of, the European energy system.
EASE seeks to build a European platform for sharing and disseminating energy storage-related information.
EASE supports the transition towards a sustainable, flexible and stable energy system in Europe.
The Grid+Storage consortium is pleased to make public its Initial Integrated R&D Implementation Plan 2016-2018, in which, for the first time, energy storage has been integrated into R&D activities of power network operators.
Stakeholders are welcome to provide their views on how storage has been integrated into the different clusters of the EEGI roadmap and are kindly invited to fill in the online questionnaire.
Please read the Initial Integrated IP 2016-2018 carefully before answering the questionnaire.
You may access the online questionnaire here. The public consultation will be running until 12 May 2015.
Note: you need to answer all the questions at once.
Dr Klaus Peter Röttgen (E.ON) takes over EASE presidency on January 1st 2015
EASE organised a High-Level Policy Conference at the EU Sustainable Energy Week
Are the 2030 RES Targets achievable without Energy Storage?
Tuesday, 24th of June 2014
EASE organised a High Level Policy Conference, in cooperation with EDSO for Smart Grids, Eurelectric and GO15, in the context of the European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).
The conference was a success, with close to 120 attendants and more people following the sessions live via webstreaming.
For more information on the event, for pictures and for interviews (now uploaded!) with some of the speakers, please click here.
EASE responded to the Public consultation of DG Energy on the Retail Energy Market.
EASE, the European Association for Storage of Energy, calls for:
- a non-discriminatory consideration of and a fair treatment for energy storage alongside other measures, such as demand side management and the increase of interconnection capacity, when considering possible solutions for enhanced grid flexibility, stability and quality;
- a market design that allows specialised energy storage operators to emerge, as long as this does not trigger market distortion.
For more information, click here.
7th Energy Storage World Forum
EASE attended the 7th Energy Storage World Forum in London on 1-4 April 2014.
Mr Clerens gave a presentation on the 2nd Forum day on Impact of EU Regulation on Grid Related Energy Storage and chaired a panel session titled "How can we achieve Worldwide Alignment of Energy Storage Regulatory Policies and Incentives".
For more information and the EASE Presentation, check our events page.
EASE responded to the Public consultation Paper of the Services of DG Competition containing Draft Guidelines on environmental and energy aid for 2014-2020
EASE, the European Association for Storage of Energy, welcomes the draft Guidelines on environmental and energy aid for 2014-2020, in particular the recognition that:
- climate and energy policy have become increasingly intertwined;
- a robust state aid control is a must if we are to achieve a well-functioning internal energy market;
- goals of increased environmental protection and a competitive, sustainable and secure energy system should be primarily attained through instruments designed in a market oriented, non-discriminating and technology-neutral manner;
- electricity storage will contribute to provide services and value to the entire energy system.
EASE also takes this opportunity to provide feedback, offer expertise and ask for a level playing field for all energy storage technologies in a constructive dialogue with the European Commission (EC).
For more information, click here.