EERA JP ES and JP FCH Workshop on Energy Storage in Gases, Liquids and Solids
28-29 October 2020, Padova (IT)

Europe is facing the major challenge implementing the energy transition, which has been undertaken by the European Commission aiming at making Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. To reach the goals proposed in the integrated Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) new technologies are needed for usage and conversion, storage and distribution of primary energies.

This workshop jointly organised by EERA Joint Programme on Energy Storage and EERA Joint Programme on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen is a timely opportunity for researchers, industry and policymakers to exchange knowledge and experience. The outcome of the Workshop will serve to prepare an EERA technical position paper on research priorities towards implementation of energy storage solutions in key application and geographical areas.

Read more about the workshop here.

Call for Abstracts:

  • Please fill in the template for topic proposals that you can find here
  • Your abstract should address the following points:
    • Positioning of the solution in terms of technological readiness and system integration
    • Impact on the achievement of the energy transition by 2030/2050
    • Positioning in terms of circularity and a European supply chain
  • Send your proposal to eera-jpes@sci.kit.edu

Deadline for submission: 15 August 2020




EERA JP ES Workshop on Hybrid Energy and Energy Storage Systems
07-08 November 2019, Rome (IT)

The main objective of the workshop was to better define and understand the sustainability implications (techno-economics and environmental impacts) of conventional and hybrid energy storage technologies in terms of materials used, system design, their hybridization, and finally system optimization. In order to strengthen and expand the outcome of the meeting and to improve networking, a session of the SmILES project and the EERA JP AMPEA were hosted in the workshop.




‘EERA/SmILES’ workshop on Hybrid Energy and Energy Storage Systems
14-15 November 2018, Brussels (BE)

The main objective of the workshop is to stimulate an in-depth discussion of the challenges associated with activities in energy systems integrating different hybrid energy and energy storage technologies. Addressed challenges are related to developing tools for sizing, forecasting, and smart management for energy storage technologies as well as the challenge of linking different systems. The workshop is jointly organized by EERA JP Energy Storage and SmILES project.

Who: open
14-15 November 2018
EERA AISBL office, Rue du Namur 72, Brussels

Workshop on using SMES for energy storage applications
16 – 18 September 2018, Glasgow (UK)

This workshop is organised by Strathclyde University and supported by a British Council founded ‘Integration of wind farms using SMES systems’. The aim is to invite world-leading experts in SMES technology and potential end user/general energy storage experts to sit together and discuss how SMES technologies can be improved and used in real applications.

Read more information regarding the program here.

Who: open
16-18 September 2018
Ross Priory, Loch Lomond, Glasgow, UK

6th Int. Workshop on Numerical Modelling of High Temperature Superconductors
26 – 29 June 2018, Caparica (PT)

The 6th International Workshop on Numerical Modelling of HTS will be held in Costa de Caparica, Portugal, from 26 to 29 June 2018. The main objective of the workshop is to provide a common discussion forum for latest developments, innovations, challenges and perspectives on numerical modelling of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) materials, particularly in the field of Superconducting Engineering.

An EERA JP ES Roundtable will be organised in the Workshop. It will be a great opportunity to get together people from electrical utilities and superconducting community in order to discuss points of view, envisaged applications, technical issues, R&D needs, etc., concerning the application of energy storage technologies based on superconducting materials in the grid.

The Roundtable is a joint initiative of FCT NOVA and EERA JP ES.

Read more information about the workshop here.


Who: open
26-29 June 2018
more information about the veneu will be available soon, Caparica (PT)



EASE-EERA  Technology Development Roadmap Launch Event
18 October 2017, Brussels (BE)

On Wednesday 18 October 2017  the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) and the Joint Programme on Energy Storage (JP ES)

under the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) will present the

EASE-EERA Technology Development Roadmap on Energy Storage2017 Update

The roadmap provides a comprehensive overview of the energy storage technologies being developed in Europe today and identifies the RD&D needs in the coming decades. On this basis, the roadmap provides recommendations for R&D policies and regulatory changes needed to support the development and large-scale deployment of energy storage technologies. The aim is to inform policymakers for research, innovation, and demonstration in the energy storage sector in order to further strengthen Europe’s research and industrial competitiveness in the energy storage industry.

For registration, please click here.


Who: open
4.30pm to 6pm
Martin’s Brussels EU – Boulevard Charlemagne 80, Brussels (BE)


‘EERA/ON-SITE project’ Workshop on Hybrid Energy and Energy Storage Systems
21-22 September 2017, Rome (IT)

The EERA/ON-SITE project workshop on Hybrid Energy and Energy Storage Systems took place at Ericsson in Rome on September 21-22, 2017 following the first workshop in San Sebastian in March 2017. The main objective of the workshop was to stimulate an in-depth discussion on the use of different energy and energy storage technologies in combination. The workshop was organised in four sessions that were introduced by an expert followed by a discussion. Moreover, interesting results from Ericsson and the main results from the ON-SITE project were shown.

The workshop was jointly organized by EERA JP Energy Storage and ON-SITE project gathering close to 50 participants. In addition, the EERA JP Fuel Cells & Hydrogen and Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking also contributed to the presentations and the discussion. A report summarizing the main conclusions  is under preparation.                                                              [Photo Gallery]

Who: open
When: 21 September from 9am to 5:30pm and 22 September from 9am to 1pm
Where: Ericsson – Rome (IT)


22.03EERA Workshop on Hybrid Energy and Energy Storage Systems
22 March 2017, San Sebastian (ES)

The EERA workshop on Hybrid Energy and Energy Storage Systems took place in San Sebastian on March 22, 2017. The aim of the workshop was to learn about and discuss research questions for the use of different storage technologies in combination, how they can fit together, and how can they be integrated in the grid and their use and need of smart grids to enhance performance. Moreover, the goal was to make information on existing hybrid systems available and point out research needs for hybrid energy and energy storage systems and their integration in a smart grid. A report sumarizing the outcome of the workshop is under preparation.

The workshop was organized by the EERA JP on Energy Storage and gathered 34 participants (research and industry) from 10 different countries. A following workshop on this topic is foreseen in Autumn 2017. Further details on date and venue will be announced soon.

Who: open
When: 9am to 4pm
Where: IK4-CIDETEC – San Sebastian (ES)

EASE-EERA Technology Development Roadmap Stakeholder Workshop
15 March 2017, Brussels (BE)

After the public consultation of the updated EASE-EERA Energy Storage Technology Development Roadmap a stakeholder workshop will take place in Brussels on the 15th of March. We are pleased to have received 30 responses to the public consultation, containing valuable inputs from a wide range of stakeholders.

The document containing the public consultation inputs is now available here.

The comments received during the consultation have been compiled into one document to keep them anonymous. The comments received on Chapter 7 – Market Design and Policy Recommendations – are not included in this roadmap draft. Rather, they will be discussed during the consultation workshop.

The draft agenda for the consultation workshop on 15.03.2017 is also available here.

Each session of the workshop will focus on one chapter or subchapter of the roadmap. The presenters will provide a high-level summary of the chapter and of the comments received during the consultation.

Stakeholders will have the opportunity to discuss any significant changes proposed during the consultation and to provide additional feedback. The workshop will end with a brainstorming on how to implement the roadmap recommendations.

After the workshop, EASE and the EERA will deliberate and agree on the final version of the roadmap, taking into account the feedback collected during the consultation and workshop.

Who: energy storage stakeholders
10am to 4pm
Spanish National Research Council (Room III), Rue due Trône 62, Brussels



EERA JP ES – Battery Expert Workshop
19 October 2016, Brussels (BE)

The EERA workshop on opportunities and challenges of batteries for energy storage in the EU took place in Brussels on October 19, 2016. The main objective of the workshop was to stimulate an in-depth discussion on status and challenges of batteries for energy storage in relation to research, industrial, socio-economic and consumer aspects and to policy initiatives at European level, particularly (but not limited to) the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). The workshop gathered 27 participants from research, industry, consumer associations and the European Commission, with representatives of four Directorate Generals. It was led and facilitated by the EERA Joint Programme (JP) on Energy Storage. The JP AMPEA, JP Smart Grids, JP Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts (E3S) and JP Fuel Cells & Hydrogen also contributed to the presentations and the discussion.

Who: Joint Research Center, DG Energy, DG Research & Innovation and DG Environment,  JP ES, JP AMPEA, JP SG, JP E3S, JP FC&H
When: 10am to 3:30pm
Where: KOWI Brussels Office
Where: ENEA Brussels Office




 Energy Storage Stakeholder Meeting
 09 November 2015, Brussels (BE)

The Energy Storage Stakeholder Meeting took place in Brussels on November 09, 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to define joint activities from research to industry in the field of energy storage. Following the ideas of the “Joint EASE/EERA recommendations for a European energy storage technology development roadmap towards 2030”, major challenges on technologies, regulations as well as standardization were addressed. The goal was to define aligned actions for strengthening the cooperation. Furthermore, present Horizont 2020 calls for possible joint actions were introduced and discussed. The workshop gathered 16 participants from research, industry,  and the European Commission. It was led and facilitated by the EERA Joint Programme (JP) on Energy Storage.

Who: DG Energy, JP ES
When: 10am to 12:30pm
Where: KOWI Brussels Office