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The Department of Environment, Climate & Communications have just published the Electricity Storage Policy Framework for Ireland.

The policy framework is a first of kind policy, which clarifies the key role of electricity storage in Ireland’s transition to an electricity-led system, supporting Irelands 2030 climate targets, it may be considered as a steppingstone on Ireland’s path to net zero carbon emissions.

The Electricity Storage Policy Framework refers, in the main, to front of meter electricity storage, outlining its present roles, technical processes, market positions and regulatory structures in Ireland. The framework addresses the grids immediate and near-term needs by supporting the incorporation of electricity storage from the immediate up until 2040 and presents 10 government actions to support the role of electricity storage systems in Ireland’s energy transition, identifying the key stakeholders and timelines for these actions.

Read the full policy framework here