The Future Role and Challenges of Energy Storage

Posted: February 12, 2014 - 10:10 / European Union / Reports

Energy storage will play a key role in enabling the EU to develop a low-carbon electricity 
system. Energy storage can supply more flexibility and balancing to the grid, providing a 
back-up to intermittent renewable energy. Locally, it can improve the management of 
distribution networks, reducing costs and improving efficiency. In this way, it can ease the market introduction of renewables, accelerate the decarbonisation of the electricity grid, improve the security and efficiency of electricity transmission and distribution (reduce unplanned loop flows, grid congestion, voltage and frequency variations), stabilise market prices for electricity, while also ensuring a higher security of energy supply.