Folder What legislation for long-term energy storage?

GIE General Assembly Workshop

As making the best use of underground storages should be a policy priority to enhance decarbonisation and strengthen our energy system, GIE is pleased to invite you to its workshop on “What legislation for long-term energy storage?” taking place on Monday, 18th January 2021, 10.30 – 12.30 CET.

On the road towards carbon neutrality, energy storage will be key to accommodating variable solar and wind energy into the system. Among available storage solutions, there is currently no alternative to existing long-term energy storage capacities - the electricity ones being limited in scale or only suited for short- or mid-term storage.

Building on the findings of a study carried out by Frontier Economics and Baker Botts, this two-hour session will gather a broad range of energy leaders to shed light on legislative proposals for long-term energy storage.


Chair: Dr Axel Wietfeld | Gas Infrastructure Europe

10.30-10.45: Setting the scene

  • Torben Brabo | Gas Infrastructure Europe
  • Daniel Fraile | WindEurope

10.45-11.25 - Session 1
“Keep Moving on the Legislative Proposals on Long-Term Energy Storage”

Presentation of the study Elaborating concrete European legislative proposals on gas storage

  • Vikram Balachandar | Frontier Economics
  • Chloé Delecourt | Frontier Economics

State of play & recommendations

  • Cécile Prévieu | Gas Infrastructure Europe

Q&A session

11.25-12.20 - Session 2
“Towards an Increased Interlinkage Between Gas and Electricity Legislations”

Panel discussion
Moderated by Leigh Hancher | Baker Botts / FSR

  • Bartlomiej Gurba | DG ENER, European Commission
  • Michael Schmöltzer | Gas Infrastructure Europe
  • Benoît Esnault | CEER
  • Anne Boorsma | ENTSOG
  • Felicia Mester | Eurogas
  • Cyril Harry | Eurelectric

Q&A session

12.20-12.30: Closing remarks

  • Dr Axel Wietfeld | Gas Infrastructure Europe

For your information, the details to connect will be circulated to you in due time.

We look forward to digitally welcoming you to this external workshop and remain at your disposal in case of questions.

With kind regards,
GIE Team


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pdf Agenda v11 ( pdf, 499 KB ) (55 downloads)
pdf GIE Press release | Energy leaders debated legislation on long-term energy storage ( pdf, 256 KB ) (46 downloads)
pdf Workshop 2021-01-18 - Cecile Previeu ( pdf, 965 KB ) (87 downloads)
pdf Workshop 2021-01-18 - Frontier Economics - Baker Botts ( pdf, 514 KB ) (102 downloads) Popular