Energy Storage & Management Solutions (free seminar and network lunch)
|Provincie||Brabant Flamand (VBR)|
The EU Energy Storage & Management Solutions seminar is organised by the East Netherlands Region and its partners as part of the EU Week of the Regions and Cities in Brussels. Energy storage will play a vital role in the transformation to a fully sustainable and clean supply of energy. Solar and wind energy can only be used at all times when sufficient energy storage and smart grids are available. This provides the necessary flexibility in energy supply and demand. Storage solutions can be found in batteries and alternative fuels such as hydrogen. Energy Storage & Management Solutions are an indispensable part of the energy system of the future. This seminar brings together EU officials with regional and national stakeholders to share views, policy, innovations and best practices.
Eight companies from the East Netherland Region will present their solutions for energy storage and management. The themes of the seminar are:
1) Mobilty-related solutions2) Hydrogen3) Batteries
In light of the preparation of the New Strategic Agenda of the EU the new European Commission will publish an outlook on European Industry in 2030 by the end of 2019. Part of the European Industry Policy are the European Strategic Value Chains of which two are Batteries and Hydrogen. The EU has adopted legislation designed to facilitate the participation of storage in the electricity markets and is supporting the development of battery and hydrogen production through research and industrial policy.The new rules for the EU electricity market, adopted in March 2019, facilitate the integration of storage within the electricity system.
The Electricity Directive gives customers the right to participate in the electricity market. Customers that own storage facilities can buy and sell electricity from the grid and offer services such as flexible demand and frequency control. The Electricity Regulation sets out the market design, which puts storage on an equal footing with generation and demand response. It restricts the ownership and operation of storage facilities to transmission and distribution system operators. The European Parliament supported the reform of the electricity market on a technology-neutral basis, in order to facilitate the integration of renewables, storage and demand response.Recently adopted EU legislation (CO2 emission standards for cars and vans and for heavy-duty vehicles and public procurement of clean vehicles) is expected to boost the share of battery-electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles.
The revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) extends guarantees of origin to renewable gases and counts 'renewable liquid and gaseous transport fuels of non-biological-origin' towardsfulfilling the 14 % renewable energy target for the transport sector.For more information about energy storage and management, see also:
Strategic Value Chain Batteries In the field of industrial policy, the Commission launched the European Battery Alliance in October 2017. The strategic action plan on batteries, published by the European Commission in May 2018 as part of the 'Europe on the move' package, is geared towards creating a competitive and sustainable battery manufacturing industry in Europe.
The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Batteries was launched in February 2019. In April 2019, the Commission published a report on the implementation of the strategic action plan on batteries and an evaluation of the Batteries Directive. In April 2019 the European Court of Auditors published a briefing paper on EU support for energy storage. With regard to battery manufacturing, it warns that the EU is behind its competitors and may not achieve its strategic objectives for clean energy under the current strategic framework. It identifies seven main challenges: a coherent EU strategy, stakeholder support, complexity of EU research funding, support for research and innovation in energy storage, deployment of energy storage technologies, obstacles facing investors, and alternative fuel infrastructures.In June 2019, the Commission launched a public consultation on EU requirements for sustainable batteries.For more information, see also:http://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/batteriesStrategic Value Chain HydrogenAn action plan for hydrogen is under construction. For more information, see also:http://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/hydrogen-and-fuel-cells