Energy Storage Coalition launches

May 5, 2023

A new organisation aimed at increasing the deployment of energy storage across Europe has launched.
The newly formed Energy Storage Coalition consists of four clean energy organisations: SolarPower Europe, EASE – The European Association for the Storage of Energy, WindEurope, and Breakthrough Energy.

The coalition’s main focuses will be Electricity Market Design and security of supply.

Speaking at the launch event in Brussels this week, Philipp Offenberg, senior manager Europe of Breakthrough Energy, emphasised the critical need to have the right policy and investment frameworks in place to drive deployment and scale of long duration energy storage technologies.

Meanwhile, Patrick Clerens, Secretary General of EASE – The European Association for Storage of Energy, highlighted the role energy storage plays in alleviating grid constraints and grid extension costs. “It is paramount to accelerate the process of electrification – and here is where energy storage can help lowering costs and contribute to further renewables’ deployment”.