In the same breath as proposing electricity market reforms, the European Commission has recommended ten points for EU Member States to maximise energy storage to its full potential.

The Commission’s suggested reforms for Europe’s electricity design underline the fundamental role of flexibility that storage can provide to the electricity system. In the document, the Commission recommends ten points for EU countries to consider when designing network charges and tariff schemes and facilitating permit granting.

According to their recommendations, Member States should:

  1. Account for the double role (generator-consumer) of storage when defining regulatory framework and procedures, in particular when implementing the Union legislation […]