22nd November 2023 – online

On 22 November, an EHPA webinar discussed the role of thermal storage technology in Europe’s energy communities, unlocking challenges and opportunities for future applications with case studies from the ECHO and BEST-Storage Horizon Europe projects.

Featuring speakers from the thermal energy sector, the webinar provided a comprehensive look at  the policy landscape surrounding thermal energy storage and energy communities in Europe, followed by presentations on the two projects.

Efren Guillo-Sansano, Innovation Manager at Grupo Enercoop introduced the COMPTEM model for local energy community development, based in Crevillent (Spain), where the ECHO technology has been tested. Launched eaarlier this yearearlier, the ECHO Thermal Energy Storage (TES) System can be charged directly by heat pumps, exploiting the grid electricity overproduction, or connected to other renewable energy sources in the building. It also adapts the different energetic scenarios and scales, from small apartments to larger condominiums.

Energy storage integrated into local energy communities will allow the empowerment of the consumers through a more active participation in the energy

Watch the webinar The role of Energy Storage in Energy Community: Assessing Readiness, Needs, and Regulations through ECHO & BEST-Storage projects  here or download the slides.