A process of gathering information, evidence and analysis on long-duration energy storage technologies and the role they could play in the UK’s energy system has begun, launched by the government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
London-headquartered investment fund GLIL Infrastructure has invested £150 million into Flexion Energy, a “modern utility company and energy storage infrastructure specialist” which is aiming to build 1GW of energy storage in the UK over five years.
With a project pipeline in excess of 14GW, a developing regulatory envelope and maturing revenue streams, the UK’s energy storage sector continues to be at the forefront globally. Molly Lempriere charts the market’s development to date and uncovers how it has responded to deployment barriers.
The UK is undoubtedly one of the hottest global markets for battery storage today and a considerable pipeline of projects exists. Analyst Mollie McCorkindale from Solar Media Market Research explains some of the methodologies to filter out the top 10 projects in development.