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VIDEO: Ireland’s energy storage market needs in focus

By Solar Media Staff

Experts Frank Burke from the Irish Energy Storage Association and Bernice Doyle of Statkraft Ireland talk about the growing need for energy storage, how the market has rapidly developed so far and what it needs to look like to achieve a stable, decarbonised and secure energy system on the island of Ireland. 

This was a special session of the Energy Storage Summit 2021, hosted by our publisher Solar Media earlier this year.

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Ireland has a strong pipeline of storage projects currently, with more than 2.5GW of grid-scale battery storage in development stages. However, while the DS3 grid services programme from transmission operator EirGrid has been a success by many measures, with projects starting to come online this year and Ireland just about met its 2020 target for 40% renewable electricity, the next steps ahead are uncertain. Grid stability will be a growing issue with the retirement of synchronous generators and there may be a need for as much as 10 days of long-duration energy storage at certain times of year. 

See the video, which features comprehensive discussion of the topics around Ireland's need for a sustainable energy storage market below.   

Participants: Frank Burke, technical advisor to Irish Energy Storage Association and energy regulation advisor to Lumcloon Energy

Bernice Doyle, head of grid services at Stakraft Ireland  

Presenter / producer: Lucy Jacobson-Durham, Solar Media 

Cover image: Lumcloon Energy.


Energy Storage Summit is returning for the 7th year on 22-23 February 2022 in a live format! It will continue to foster and accelerate investment and deployment of energy storage globally. Through informative panel sessions and case studies from leading industry figures, networking roundtables and private workshop sessions. We will also see the return of the exhibition hall where you can explore the innovative solutions and products available within the industry and exchange business ideas.

There are digital tickets also available, book your Super Early Bird ticket today. These are limited before the price increases.

Visit the website here for tickets and more information.

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