With the exponential growth of renewable energy production and its volatile characteristic, the need for more flexibility increase likewise. The main options to anticipate on this need are demand response and energy storage. Energy storage is available in many forms: decentralized, centralized, heat, cold, electricity and the various forms of Power to “x”. It is also a major building block for flexible sector coupling.
Teun Bokhoven is the chair of the IEA Energy Storage TCP executive committee since 2016. Since 2012 Teun Bokhoven also chairs TKI Urban Energy, a Dutch public / private partnership, which major role is to facilitate innovation and RDD activities with consortia of industry and technological institutions within the domain of urban energy (renewables, energy savings, energy storage, smart grids and integral solutions). Furthermore, he is president of the Dutch Renewable Energy Association (NVDE)