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Reference Number ETI-EN1005
Title Storage and Flexibility Modelling
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy Models) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 50%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Other Systems Analysis) 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 12 April 2016
End Date 21 August 2017
Duration 16 months
Total Grant Value £500,000
Industrial Sectors
Region London
Programme Energy Storage and Distribution
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , NNC Ltd (100.000%)
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Objectives This project will develop energy system modelling capability to increase understanding of the role of energy storage and system flexibility in the future energy system. The modelling capability will provide a whole systems view of the different services that could be provided and at which points in the energy system they are most appropriate.

Management consultancy Baringa Partners are delivering this new project to develop the capability to improve understanding with regards the future role of energy storage and the provision of cross-vector system flexibility within the context of the overall UK energy system.

The project is split into two stages:

The first stage will provide a modelling framework that will help us to understand the services that storage and flexibility could provide for multiple energy vectors electricity, heat, hydrogen and gas at different time and space resolutions. It will provide a detailed examination of the operation of storage within the energy system and an assessment of its near term (5-10 years) market potential.

The second stage will enable the developed modelling framework to operate in conjunction with other ETI models, such as its Energy System Modelling Environment. This will allow the ETI to undertake assessments of long term energy system scenarios to fully understand the role for storage and flexibility.

The project will also seek to identify the policy and market arrangements to determine the commercial viability of energy storage, the shape of potential future energy storage markets and the regulatory factors that would be required for such an operational market.


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