What is Energy Storage

Energy storage is simply the ability to capture energy for use later. As we transition the world from a power system using fossil fuels, where energy is stored within the fuels themselves, to one using renewables, the requirement for energy storage increases.

By 2035 the UK could need over 20GW of battery storage, according to National Grid ESO.

Key Benefits

  • Enable excess renewable energy to be stored for when it is needed
  • Enable constrained renewable energy to be stored for when it can be transmitted
  • Provide services to system operators to maintain system stability and ensure safe, reliable operation
  • Enable greater levels of renewable generation deployment, leading to a zero-carbon power system