Publié le 08 février 2017
The Commission on February 6, 2017 presented its published its long awaited Commission Staff Working Document on Energy Storage on the role of energy storage in relation to electricity and outlining status of several storage technologies.
The proposed EU Market Design Initiative (MDI), that came out end of November as part of the “Winter Package” introduces a number of elements into the electricity markets which can facilitate investments in energy storage.
Investments should be based on market revenue, rather than subsidies, and should be enabled by improved predictability in relation to the contracted services and allow storage facilities to build on the various value streams 4 that they provide (e.g. ancillary, including balancing services to the grid, avoidance of curtailed variable electricity, decarbonisation of other sectors).