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Reference Number InnUK/102227/01
Title Large Scale Storage for Network Services (LSSNS)
Status Completed
Energy Categories OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electricity transmission and distribution) 25%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Energy storage) 75%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 25%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
AES Kilroot Power Limited
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 April 2015
End Date 30 September 2017
Duration 30 months
Total Grant Value £367,102
Industrial Sectors
Region Northern Ireland
Programme Competition Call: 1405_CRD_ENE_GEN_ENCATESR1 - Not Available. Activity Energy Catalyst Rnd 1 Late Stage
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , AES Kilroot Power Limited (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Queen's University Belfast (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract The UK has a growing share of sources of energy that are variable or intermittent in their supply of electricity and that cannot provide the same level of system security as conventional power plants. This is leading to increasing constraints on renewable generation, particularly in Northern Ireland, which come at considerable cost to the consumer. Although battery storage solutions exist to address this challenge and have been shown to be commercially viable elsewhere, there remains an issue of access to market in the UK and cautious attitude to new solutions, both of which are barriers to deployment. The proposed project (non binding and subject to contract) is to connect a 10MW Lithium Ion battery array to Northern Ireland s grid - the largest and only transmission connected battery of its kind in the whole of Europe - in order to work with the transmission system operator and leading academics to monitor, evaluate and substantiate the value of storage in providing flexible services. The project would address any perceived operation concerns and show its value in addressing the energy trilemma, driving the market and catalysing future growth of energy storage.The UK has a growing share of sources of energy that are variable or intermittent in their supply of electricity and that cannot provide the same level of system security as conventional power plants. This is leading to increasing constraints on renewable generation, particularly in Northern Ireland, which come at considerable cost to the consumer. Although battery storage solutions exist to address this challenge and have been shown to be commercially viable elsewhere, there remains an issue of access to market in the UK and cautious attitude to new solutions, both of which are barriers to deployment. The proposed project (non binding and subject to contract) is to connect a 10MW Lithium Ion battery array to Northern Ireland s grid - the largest and only transmission connected battery of its kind in the whole of Europe - in order to work with the transmission system operator and leading academics to monitor, evaluate and substantiate the value of storage in providing flexible services. The project would address any perceived operation concerns and show its value in addressing the energy trilemma, driving the market and catalysing future growth of energy storage.
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