New Report Recognizes Important Role for Energy Storage in Europe

EuroElectric just released a new report: FORGING A JOINT COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE AND COST-EFFICIENT ENERGY TRANSITION IN EUROPE

The report recognizes the need for energy storage in the grid to reduce the impact of peak demand, but also acknowledges the need to have storage at the distributed grid level to improve voltage control and lower the cost of integration into the main grid.

The technologies mentioned are all in existence today and have been constructed and operated on a commercial scale.

The need is to change the legal and regulatory framework to create an investment climate to support energy storage. The first step is very simple, but still in not done in Poland, and that is to allow storage and discharge of energy to keep its renewable energy character and support. The next step may be to provide a premium for electricity stored during off-peak hours and discharged during peak hours.  We should be exploring whether something this simple could be the decisive factor and what additional amounts would be necessary to make it work for energy storage, energy producers and the end users.

These issues will be explored in detail by experts at the First Polish Energy Storage Conference on January 15, 2015 in Warsaw. Mark the date and contact Bellevue Consulting to reserve admission (500 PLN).  The event is sponsored by the Polish Energy Storage Association and others. We will feature case studies of technologies that have been applied and look at the economic and technical feasibility of various solutions. If your company is in the business, you can apply to be a presenter and if selected receive promotional consideration and get our special deal on joining PESA as well.

Randy Mott (at) envirosolutions.co

"Banking on Energy Storage"

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