100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

EASE, the European Association for Storage of Energy, and EERA, the European Energy Research Alliance will launch of the “EASE/EERA Joint Recommendations for a European Energy Storage Technology Development Roadmap towards 2030 on Wednesday 17 April at the Representation of the State of Baden Wurttemberg from 9.00 to 13.00.

 

The set of recommendations aim to describe the future European needs for energy storage in the period 2020-2030. The basic assumption that energy storage will be required in the sustainable energy system of Europe is supported widely in numerous reports describing possible future scenarios of the energy landscape of Europe. The assumption is furthermore supported by quantitative modelling work assessing the generation profile of a complete renewable European society. The quantitative analyses unambiguously point out a future need for energy storage capacity in Europe, the size of which will naturally depend on many aspects of the energy system such as penetration of renewables, electricity transmission capacity across Europe, penetration of demand side management and alternative back-up power availability (e.g. biomass or acceptance of limited use of fossils in short time intervals).

Based on this assumption EASE have aimed to encircle those energy storage technologies, which members of the EERA Joint Programme Energy Storage and EASE believe hold the largest potential for economic and technical development allowing them to be applied on market terms in the future 10 to 20 years. The association consists of technology experts with industrial and research background and by joining forces have activated the deepest insight in storage technologies available in Europe.

EASE would like to welcome you you at the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union on Wednesday 17 April from 9:00 to 13:00, and look forward to a fruitful discussion which will be followed by a networking lunch.

You will find the draft agenda of the event attached.

Do not hesitate to download the EASE/EERA Roadmap here.

RSVP by 12 April 2013 by sending an e-mail to [email protected] indicating NAME and SURNAME, ORGANISATION, POSITIONand your EMAIL or by returning the attached form.

The event is free of charge but formal registration is required. Due to the physical limitations of the venue, we will confirm your registration by email.