A secure energy supply in addition to compliance with the 2020 commitments and subsequent years relating to emissions reduction, increased energy efficiency and the introduction of renewables into all energy sectors, have become priorities at European level. This has resulted in Europe, the USA, Japan and India promoting all types of actions and technologies that will achieve the proposed objectives. For this reason recent years have seen the development of numerous activities and projects relating to energy storage systems, in particular those linked to the integration of renewable energy and the deployment of smart grids
Energy storage systems are very versatile, with diverse functionalities, and can provide numerous energy services as a result of the large number of different technologies both available and under development.
Head of the Energy Storage Area at CENER, the Spanish National Renewable Energy Centre
Article published in: FuturENERGY April 2015