Prof Peter Taylor, University of Leeds, United Kingdom Dr Jonathan Radcliffe, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom Energy storage is increasing being recognised both in the UK and globally as an important component of a future low-carbon energy system, due to its ability to provide energy system flexibility by helping to balance supply and demand (Taylor et al, 2013). The term ‘energy storage’ encompasses a family of technologies, ranging across orders of magnitude in time and energy scales, covering the storage of electrical and thermal energy (and potentially other vectors, such as hydrogen) by means of a number of different physical processes. The various storage technologies are also at different stages of maturity; with some (such as pumped hydroelectricity and sensible heat storage) having been fully commercial for many years, while others (for example, certain battery chemistries and some materials for latent heat storage) still require fundamental research and development. In the UK, public investment in energy storage research, development and demonstration has increased substantially in recent years, with the aim of accelerating the commercialisation of a number of different technologies (Winskel et Read more…Taylor-Radcliffe-Accelerating-Energy-Storage-Innovation.pdf 724.98 KBTaylor-Radcliffe-Accelerating-innovation-in-energy-storage.pdf 516.95 KB
Deane Somerville, Knowledge Team Manager, Energy Institute The 2016 Energy Barometer Report captures insights from UK energy professionals and enables them to form the energy debate, policymakers, influencers, the industry and the public. Deane Somerville has worked in the Knowledge Team at the Energy Institute for the past three years, and has been involved in the development and production of the Energy Barometer as well as other Knowledge Service products. Prior to joining the EI, he worked in environmental consulting, focusing on contaminated site remediation. Academically, his background is in Geology as well as Energy and Environmental Technology. Deane is a Graduate member of the Energy Institute.
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