In an effort to highlight some of the successes of energy storage projects hitherto and inspire similar ventures henceforth, the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) has unveiled a new initiative to showcase “some of the most innovative and inspiring storage projects supporting the energy transition”.
Featured projects include a 6MW/6MWh Engie system in Drogenbos, Belgium that is formed of five separate pilot batteries; a 11.5MW/22.5MWh lithium-ion and sodium-sulfur system in Niedersachsen, Germany; and Highview’s 5MW/15MWh Liquid Air Energy Storage System in Greater Manchester, UK (featured in this week’s BEST Battery Briefing)
In the foreword to the Storage4EU brochure, EASE Secretary General Patrick Clemens comments: “While energy storage is deploying rapidly, EU policies and regulations are not yet up to speed.”
Clemens goes on to say that “barriers to deployment must be removed”, and “we need a clear, technology neutral regulatory framework that recognises the value that storage can bring to the system.”
This apparent impartiality toward all storage technologies ties in with comments European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič (pictured left) made to BBB in October of this year, which indicated that lead-acid can be part of the European Union’s clean energy mix.