New publication outlining the benefits of electrical and thermal storage
30 November 2022
A new electrical and thermal storage publication in the Frontiers in Energy Storage from Benjamin Greening, Tim Braunholtz-Speight, Ruth Wood and Muir Freer.
Electricity and thermal energy storage technologies can offer a host of benefits across the energy value chain through the ability to capture, store and then release electricity or thermal energy over a period of time. These benefits include helping capture the full potential of renewable generation and providing services such as frequency response and reserve to Great Britain’s electricity system. This publication explores how energy storage technologies can contribute to both energy sector transformation and more broadly, decarbonisation. While also highlighting the importance of ensuring a technology-agnostic approach to the development of policy and regulation with relevance to energy storage and how energy storage can contribute to the ‘energy trilemma’ goals.
Viewing energy storage as purely battery technologies will miss a number of wider opportunities that other energy storage solutions can provide in decarbonising the UK.