Electricity storage: Realising the potential

An analysis of the barriers current policy structures impose on further roll out of grid-connected electricity storage, which has been described by Government as the “alchemy for energy policy”.

Electricity powerlines at Dungeness, Kent. Electricity storage could help the UK in meeting renewables and emissions targets.
Electricity powerlines at Dungeness, Kent. Electricity storage could help the UK in meeting renewables and emissions targets.

The purpose is to make clear recommendations on how to improve the prospects of electricity storage on the GB system though regulatory changes and cutting red tape.

The potential for electricity storage has grown dramatically in the past few years. Electricity storage can help:

  • Ease the tightening of capacity margins
  • Manage increasing peak demand and the intermittency of renewables
  • Meet renewables and emissions targets
  • Extend aging infrastructure and stem increasing costs.

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