The Commission called on member states to facilitate storage investments and technologies
The European Commission has made a series of proposals to member states to implement energy storage regulations in a text and working paper it published.
The text emphasizes that the EU’s share of renewable energy sources in electricity generation will increase to 69% by 2030, highlighting the importance of solutions that provide flexibility such as energy storage and demand-side management.
The paper also emphasizes the importance of energy storage technologies in contributing to the accelerating electrification of buildings and transportation, as well as solutions that shift consumer electricity usage from high-demand to low-demand hours.
Among its recommendations to member states, the Commission included prioritizing projects such as energy storage and hybrid power plants in capacity allocation criteria, accelerating investment decisions and providing solutions in this direction, taking into account the financing needs of these investments.
The Commission’s proposals also included important provisions to support the development of storage technologies.
Accordingly, member states should provide special support such as technology acceleration programs for developing solutions to improve existing solutions in areas such as efficiency, capacity, duration, minimum climate and environmental footprint, as well as to support long-term energy storage solutions and research and innovation in this field.
Additionally, the Commission’s proposals included developing solutions to combine individual or institutional electricity production facilities for self-consumption with electric vehicles and to use the batteries of these vehicles for bidirectional charging purposes.