UK Engineers Call for Electricity Storage Support

The UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) called for government support of electricity storage technologies, which are crucial to future supply and could put the country at the forefront of a $25 billion industry.

A policy statement issued by the Institution warns that the government is failing to provide sufficient support for electricity storage technologies, which will become increasingly necessary as more renewable generation capacity goes online.

Currently, the UK has only 2800 MW of electricity storage capacity in the form of pumped hydro-electric storage, but National Grid estimates that some 8000 MW could be needed by 2025.

IMechE also cited advantages of electricity storage technologies such as its capacity to provide consumers with renewable electricity on demand, saving on costs by not having to pay for excess ‘dumped’ energy or unnecessary infrastructure.

IMechE hopes to see the government carry out a detailed analysis of the UK’s electricity storage requirements and develop a policy framework to reward the provision of storage capacity.

Source and Read More 

If you want to know more about this and other topics directly from end users of energy storage technologies join us at one of these annual events: The Energy Storage World Forum (Grid Scale Applications), or The Residential Energy Storage Forum, or one of our Training Courses.

LATEST ARTICLES

The UK National Energy Grid – A Story of Islands, Trading, and Energy Storage

As first seen in Energy Global, grid software acts as a modern-day map, helping to chart and navigate today’s energy grids; software engineers are tasked with carefully delineating how each region’s energy markets operate. However, looking more closely at energy markets makes clear how unique each market is – each defined by different topography, resources,…

Read More

★REVIEWS

“Probably the most interactive and well organized storage event on the calendar.”

★★★★★

Sales Director, S&C

“Great topics, competent speakers, good networking: keep it like that.”

★★★★★

TLC & SCADA Manager, FRI-EL

“High scientific content, well targeted, perfect organization.”

★★★★★

Expert Technical & Governance, Elia

Excellent networking event. The sponsorship was well worth it.”

★★★★★

Manager, ATL

View More

x