Energy Storage

Topic Background

Energy storage technology can provide a variety of functions when utilizing and expanding renewable power source. The functions include seasonal storage, peak shift, ancillary services (for example, frequency control), off-grid energy storage, exhaust heat collection or heat storage, etc. These energy storage technologies can be applied to pumped-storage hydroelectricity, air compressed air storage, batteries, superconductive electricity storage, flywheel electricity storage, hydrogen conversion storage, etc. The following figure shows some application cases.

Figure    Image of storage technology application

Reference material of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry titled “For international standardization for next-generation energy systems”

Comments and Discussion

Energy Storage Roadmap (ICEF Innovation Roadmaps)

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • February 7, 2018

The ICEF Innovation Roadmaps are created every year to seek opportunities for net-zero CO2 emissions in the future. The roadmaps are presented in draft form each year at the ICEF conference and then released at the annual Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. In 2017, the ICEF Innovation Roadmap Project released two roadmaps. One is for CO2 utilization...

ICEF2017 Roadmaps: CO2 Utilization 2.0 and Energy Storage

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • November 14, 2017

[Release] ICEF_Roadmaps_Nov14_2017 ▼ (EN)ICEF2017 Roadmaps: CO2 Utilization 2.0 and Energy Storage ▼ (JP)ICEF2017 ロードマップ:CO2利用2.0とエネルギー貯蔵 ICEF2017 Roadmaps: CO2 Utilization 2.0 and Energy Storage November 14, 2017 23rd Conference of the Parties / UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Bonn, Germany Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) is today releasing innovation roadmaps for car...

[Updated] COP23 Events with participation from the ICEF: ICEF regional meeting and our latest roadmaps on CO2 Utilization and Energy Storage

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • December 13, 2017

Updated: December 13 On November 14, the latest ICEF Roadmaps, CO2 Utilization 2.0 and Energy Storage, were released at side events of COP23 held in Bonn, Germany. ICEF develops roadmaps to share visions and facilitate discussions for the development and dissemination of innovative low carbon technologies. This year, two roadmaps drafts of CO2 Utilization 2.0 and Energy Storage were ...

Energy Storage (Reviews and Prospects of ICEF 2017 Concurrent Sessions)

  • Posted by Hiroshi Asano
  • October 31, 2017
  • Associate Vice President, Energy Innovation Center, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry

Energy storage is a key technology for decarbonization and supporting the smart society. Therefore, it is an imperative topic for ICEF. The session room was occupied fully because it attracted a high level of interest. Globally installed non-pumped hydro electricity storage has grown rapidly, over 50% per year and reached 3.5 GW in 2016. However, storage needs will remain largely answered by exi...

China initiated to develop a timetable for terminating production and sales of gasoline and diesel cars.

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • September 15, 2017

U.K. and France have recently announced they would phase out vehicles using gasoline and diesel. China announced they would seek the same phase out of fossil-fuel-powered car on September 9, 2017 in International Forum on Chinese Automotive Industry Development in Tianjin. China promotes New Energy Vehicles policy including supportive measures for electric vehicles to mitigate local air pollutions...

International Energy Agency (IEA) released “Energy Technology Perspectives 2017 (ETP2017) – Catalysing Energy Technology Transformations” on June 6, 2017

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • July 28, 2017

ETP2017 focuses on the opportunities and challenges in technologies of all energy sectors, and it also stresses scaling and accelerating the deployment of clean energy technologies. In the report, IEA regards storage technologies as a key enabler of electricity infrastructure in support of the transition to a low carbon society, and estimates that more than 450GW storage technologies are to be dep...


  • Posted by David Sandalow
  • January 17, 2017
  • Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Last October more than 1000 people from around the world convened in Tokyo for the 3rd Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF). With participation from senior government officials, business executives and thought leaders, the conference has become an important forum for dialogue on ways to promote clean energy and protect the planet.But ICEF is more than an annual conference.  The ICEF Innovat...

Energy Storage Global Conference, September 27-29, 2016 in Brussels

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • September 12, 2016

The Energy Storage Global Conference is the three day event opening on September 27, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. Participants are able to learn about the latest energy storage technologies and policies, market evolution, etc. Follow the link below for details.

ICEF Roadmap 1.0, “Distributed Solar and Storage” Released at COP21

  • Posted by ICEF Secretariat
  • December 17, 2015

The final version of the ICEF Roadmap entitled “Distributed Solar and Storage – ICEF Roadmap 1.0”, which reflects discussion that took place in the Solar Energy session of the ICEF 2nd Annual Meeting in October, was released at COP21. Mr. David Sandalow, a member of the Steering Committee, presented an outline of this ICEF Roadmap at forums including a side event hosted by IEA. ...