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Reference Number EP/W02764X/1
Title Energy Storage Integration for a Net Zero Grid (ESI4NZ)
Status Started
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy system analysis) 20%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 80%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 40%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D 40%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 20%;
Principal Investigator Dr D Gladwin
No email address given
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Sheffield
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 17 October 2022
End Date 17 February 2025
Duration 28 months
Total Grant Value £1,207,772
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr D Gladwin , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Prof D J ( ) Rogers , Engineering Science, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr C Patsios , Electrical, Electronic & Computer Eng, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Professor A Forsyth , Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr J Radcliffe , Electronic, Electrical and Computer Eng, University of Birmingham (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Highview Power Storage (0.000%)
Project Contact , Siemens plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ørsted (0.000%)
Project Contact , Siemens Gamesa (0.000%)
Project Contact , Arenko Group (0.000%)
Project Contact , Brook Green Innovations Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Community Windpower (0.000%)
Project Contact , EC-OG Engineering Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Modo Energy Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Oxto Energy (0.000%)
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Abstract Increased energy storage storage is needed on the electrical network to support high levels of variable renewable electricity such as wind and solar to enable us to reach our net-zero goals. The UK network currently has 5.3GW of energy storage of which 1.3GW is battery energy storage and this is expected to grow by at least 8GW by 2030. However, this alone does not meet the estimated required capacity, we therefore need to use the storage that we have optimally, for example, the location of storage and when we use it is critical to avoid congestion on the network. We also need to promote the installation of different types of storage that can operate over different time scales so that for example excess generation in one season can be used in the next.The aim of the project is to determine how different distributed energy storage assets, of different sizes and technologies, can be integrated into the grid as part of a whole-system solution to enable adaptability, flexibility and resilience. The project will investigate where and how assets are connected to the grid, how they are controlled and what policies and market conditions are required to meet our storage requirements. The research will be carried out across 5 collaborating institutions with the work underpinned by experiments using operational grid-scale storage demonstrators operated within the consortium.The outputs will include:- Recommendations for optimal planning and scheduling of distributed storage under different policy and market conditions including incentives/regulation of locational deployment- The impacts of different levels of coordination of distributed storage across location, scale, and markets- Demonstrations of practical, scalable solutions for the coordinated control of storage assets and other sources of flexibility- A roadmap that describes the decision points and options for the energy system as distributed energy storage grows according to different scenarios to 2035.
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Added to Database 21/12/22