Subscribe to our newsletter

IRENA: Batteries for energy storage could reach 250GW by 2030

  • News
  • Jan 17, 2017

The cost of lithium-ion batteries for energy storage declined 65% in five years between 2010 and 2015, while battery storage’s use for electricity could hit 250GW by 2030, from just 1GW today, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

‘Exciting future’ - UK Electricity Storage Network ‘rejoicing’ as government seeks answers

The UK’s government department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) and its regulator, Ofgem, have jointly launched a Call for Evidence on System Flexibility for the country’s power networks, putting storage at the forefront. Anthony Price, head of trade group the Electricity Storage Network spoke to Energy-Storage.News about the document, which gives stakeholders until January to respond.

The rise and rise of US storage

Energy storage in the US is being propelled forward by falling costs and increasingly favourable markets and policy. But for the full value of storage to be realised, numerous regulatory and fiscal barriers must still be surmounted, writes Matt Roberts.

UK storage call for evidence due “in the next couple of weeks”

  • News
  • Nov 04, 2016

The long-awaited call for evidence on UK energy storage and smart power policy, giving stakeholders the chance to put forward their views to government, will be released within the next couple of weeks according to the head of smart energy at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

MPs call for greater action from UK government on storage

  • News
  • Oct 17, 2016

The UK’s Energy and Climate Change select committee (ECC)  has used its final report to add to growing pressure on government to address the regulatory barriers holding back greater deployment of storage technologies.