The future of electricity storage: report for the Austrian Parliament, co-authored by our PhD candidate, Steffen Bettin

July 31, 2019

Environmental Sciences and Policy PhD Candidate Steffen Bettin co-authored a report for the Austrian Parliament at the Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) on the future of electricity storage. In the study, various storage technologies, e.g. mechanical storage, chemical storage, and electro-chemical storage are compared according to their environmental, societal, and economic impacts and consequences. This full technology assessment is accompanied by a comparison of, for Austria, most relevant applications, and an overview of the Austrian innovation system.

While electricity storage in solar batteries at private dwellings gets popular, energy storage must be understood as one flexibility option amongst many to achieve a 100% renewable electricity sector.

The study is published on the webpage of the Austrian Parliament (German, with an English summary on page 11-14).