Storage

Background

Increasing shares of variable energy from renewables pose a challenge to a secure operation of the grid. It is crucial that generators and consumers are able to respond to this flexibility challenge. Integrating storage in the electricity market would further increase the necessary flexibility: electricity should be stored when there is a surplus and prices are low. This stored energy can then be used when generation is limited and prices are high evening out variable power production.

Role of heat-pump applications

Heat pumps contribute to a well-functioning internal market by bridging electric grids and thermal networks. They can serve as thermal batteries, and by that they provide demand response capacity.

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Solar and Storage Policy Paper | APR 2016