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Royal Irish Academy Breakfast Briefing on Latest EASAC Report

Thursday 07 Sep

Time and Location

  • Dublin, Ireland

Royal Irish Academy Breakfast Briefing on Latest EASAC Report: Valuing Dedicated Storage in Electricity Grids

Academy House, Thursday 7th September 8:45am – 11:00am

Large scale electricity storage is making a come-back because it can contribute to the flexibility which is needed by system operators to manage the increasing penetration of variable renewable electricity generation on the grid. At the same time, the interest of householders in small scale storage for self-consumption has already led to more than 40,000 small household PV plus battery systems being installed in Europe since 2013, mainly in Germany.

EASAC's team of scientists nominated by Europe's 28 national science academies has been working for two years to develop an independent view for EU policy makers of the value of dedicated storage on electricity grids from a scientific perspective. Their report concludes that the value of storage is system dependent and that it can contribute to balancing, reserves, capacity and generation adequacy as well as congestion management. However, in electricity markets, it must compete with flexible generation, demand response, interconnections, and curtailment.


8:45 am Registration and Tea and Coffee

9:15 am Welcome Royal Irish Academy

9:20 am Introduction to EASAC and the recent storage report: William Gillett (Energy Programme Director, EASAC)

9:30 am The working process and scientific findings of the projec: Mark O'Malley (Working Group Chair, University College Dublin)

9:50 am The role of energy storage in future grids: Paul Denholm (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

10:10 am Questions and roundtable discussion

11:00 am Close



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