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Top 5 stories of the week: 27 October – 2 November

1. What awaits battery storage in 2024?

During last week’s III. Hungarian Battery Day, we sat down with Jacopo Tosoni, Head of Policy at the the European Association for Storage of Energy. Discussing Europe’s emerging energy storage industry, we looked into the recent legislative changes on the EU level, issues raised by EASE’s members and policy projects going forward. Read the full story here. 

2. EU gas storage with an all-time high

Staying on the topic of storage, Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) reported earlier this week that the EU’s gas storage levels are almost 100 per cent full, following strong storage levels last year. Read the full story here. 

3. ICGB completes a full set of EU funding

The independent transmission system operator ICGB, responsible for the Greece-Bulgaria gas pipeline, announced last week that it has received the last remaining payment tranche under a European energy programme for recovery, following a successful audit. Read the full story. 

4. Ignitis inks major deal on renewables power supply in Poland

Ignitis announced on Tuesday that it has signed a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement via its subsidiary Ingnitis Renewables with Belgian mining company Umicore. Ignitis Renewables will supply renewable electricity for Umicore’s electric vehicle battery materials plant in Nysa, southwestern Poland. Read the full story here. 

5. Can CEE’s battery sector remain competitive?

Starting and ending this week’s list with batteries, on Tuesday we published our new e-book on the electromobility sector in the region, analysing recent industry and legislative developments – including the EU Batteries Regulation. Additionally, the e-book includes interviews with Péter Kaderják, Managing Director of the Hungarian Battery Association and Balázs Szilágyi, Head of Public Affairs in Europe at CATL. Read the full story here.

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