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What role will storage play in Europe's future energy system?


What role will storage play in Europe's future energy system?

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In March 2023, the European Commission put forward its Recommendation on Energy Storage, underpinning a decarbonised and secure EU energy system. As Europe strives to integrate weather dependent energy sources, the role of energy storage solutions becomes important in maintaining grid stability and meeting energy demand efficiently.

Energy storage is a crucial component of Europe's transition to a sustainable energy future. It allows us to capture excess energy from intermittent renewable sources and store it for use when demand is high or renewable generation is low. By providing a reliable and stable power supply, energy storage enhances grid resilience, reduces reliance on fossil fuels, and helps mitigate climate change.

Advancements in battery technologies, pumped hydro storage, and other innovative solutions are driving efficiency gains and cost reductions, making energy storage increasingly accessible and impactful. With the continued development and deployment of energy storage systems, energy storage can unlock the full potential of renewable energy, paving the way towards a cleaner, greener, and a more resilient energy landscape.

Join this EURACTIV Conference to discuss the potential of energy storage in securing a sustainable future. Questions to be discussed include:

- What are the key challenges and opportunities in advancing energy storage technologies for a sustainable energy future?
- What financing and support mechanisms are necessary for driving the development and widespread adoption of energy storage technologies?
- How can collaboration among researchers, policymakers, and industry stakeholders accelerate the implementation of energy storage?

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Paula Pinho
Director, Just Transition, Consumers, Energy Security, Efficiency and Innovation, DG ENER, European Commission

Niels Fuglsang MEP
Member ITRE Committee, European Parliament

Patrick Clerens
Secretary – General, European Association for Storage of Energy

Dr. Myriam E. Gil Bardají
Coordinator of EERA JP Energy Storage, European Energy Research Alliance

Marilyn Waite
Managing Director, Climate Finance Fund

Patryk Demski
Vice-President of the Management Board for Strategy and Development, TAURON, PKEE


Dave Keating


12:00 - 12:30 Registration of participants
12:30 - 12:35 Welcome
12:35 - 12:50 Panellist statements
12:50 - 13:55 Discussion and Q&A
13:55 - 14:00 Closing statements

Followed by a light networking lunch.


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