Energy Storage to Play a Key Role in the Biggest Project Funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Fund 2016

EASE is pleased to announce that the project “TSO 2020: Electric “Transmission and Storage Options” along TEN E and TEN T corridors for 2020” has been selected for funding through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding instrument. 
With a total budget of €11,772,834, this is the biggest out of the 7 projects selected under this program, which aims to accelerate investments in field of trans-European networks in transport, energy and telecommunications. One of CEF 2016 key priorities is enabling and strengthening the synergies between these three sectors, in particular in areas such as smart energy grids, electric mobility, intelligent and sustainable transport systems, joint rights of way of infrastructure coupling.
Under the coordination of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, EASE - in partnership with TenneT TSO, Nederlandse Gasunie, Green Planet Real Estate, TU Delft, and Stichting Energy Valley - will assess and value the key role of energy storage in the electricity transmission system by exploiting synergies between energy storage solutions and alternative transport infrastructure needs. 
During this project, which will be completed over two and a half years, the partners will carry out the following actions: 
• Two critical studies to define the current status of activities that link renewable power to zero emission electricity transport applications with a focus on innovative energy storage and grid management solutions;
• Two pilot activities, “EnergyStock Pilot” and “Hydrogen Hub”, which will demonstrate clean-power-to-transport trajectories by testing commercial energy storage and grid management technology linked to the COBRAcable high voltage network;
• Analysis to scale-up to mass application (business plan).
For more information about all 7 funded projects, please click here.
For more information about the CEF Synergy Call 2016, please click here.

About EASE:

The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) is the voice of the energy storage community, actively promoting the use of energy storage in Europe and worldwide. It actively supports the deployment of energy storage as an indispensable instrument within the framework of the European energy and climate policy to deliver services to, and improve the flexibility of, the European energy system. EASE seeks to build a European platform for sharing and disseminating energy storage-related information and supports the transition towards a sustainable, flexible and stable energy system in Europe. For more information please visit 
Project contact: Maria Laura Trifiletti | | +32 (0)2 743 29 46
Press contact: Michela Bortolotti | | +32 (0)2 743 29 44