Position Papers

 

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 as a means to support the transition of the European energy economy into an energy economy based on sustainability and RES.

Heat and cold storage is capable not only of providing flexibility to heating appliances based on heat coming directly from RES such as solar thermal heating but also of supporting the integration of the heat and electricity sector (e.g. by means of Smart electric thermal storage (SETS)) and electric heat pumps).

Therefore EASE is convinced that the potential role must be explicitly described and the current regulatory barriers for heat and cold storage must be highlighted in order to allow the full potential of this technology to be made use of. By retrofitting of existing installations such systems could contribute to carbon saving of several million tonnes per year in the EU.

 

December 2015

 

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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.

The main objective of the annual Conference of Parties is to review the adoption of the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The 2015 Paris Climate Conference will aim, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the goal of keeping global warming below 2°C.

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.

December 2015

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Network Code on Load-Frequency Control and Reserves

EASE has commented the LFCR Network Code from 28.06.13, in particular Article 45.6 concerning Frequency Containment Reserve (FCR).

EASE recommends that technical rules and potential market designs regarding ancillary services (including FCR) should be shaped in such way that, without discrimination, every energy storage technology meeting the actual requirements must be eligible to participate.

December 2013

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Energy Roadmap 2050

The vital role of storage technologies to achieve the goals
EASE members welcome the European Commission’s Energy Roadmap 2050 of 15 December 2011, particularly as this communication recognises the vital role of storage technologies for a progressively decarbonised European energy system.

April 2012

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