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Energy storage. A key technology for decentralized power, power quality and clean transport

Funded under: FP5-EESD


Energy storage is a key element in achieving the EU policy goals of sustainability, air quality and cost-effective, competitive goods and services. For both stationary and transport applications, energy storage is of growing importance as it enables the smoothing of transient and/or intermittent loads, and downsizing of base load capacity with substantial potential for energy and cost savings.

Reliable and affordable electricity storage is a prerequisite for using renewable energy in remote locations, the integration into the electricity system and the development of a future decentralized energy supply system. Energy storage therefore has a pivotal role in the effort to combine a future, sustainable energy supply with the standard of technical services and products that we are accustomed to and need.

This brochure gives a brief overview of different types of energy storage and their use in various applications, including transport, renewable energy sources and transmission grid stability. There is also a brief review of Community RTD on energy storage. ge.

Additional information

Authors: No author provided, DG. Research
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19978 EN (2001), pp. 23. Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available from Documentation service DG Research. Fax: +32-2-2958220
ISBN: ISBN 92-894-1561-4
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