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

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

21 September 2023
Join this EURACTIV Conference to discuss the potential of energy storage in securing a sustainable future

Details of the conference

21 September 2023 12:30 - 13:45 PM CEST

EURACTIV Network Office // International Press Centre

1 Bd Charlemagne, 2nd floor

Brussels, Belgium


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.