The government yesterday launched the latest phase of its wide-ranging energy storage R&D programme, unveiling a new £20m competition to support the scaling up and commercialisation of “innovative and novel long-duration energy storage”. Dubbed the Storage at Scale competition, the goal is to deliver up to three demonstration projects that can be built and tested by the end of 2021. BEIS said the successful projects could include electricity energy storage projects with a target minimum power output of 30MW, such as compressed air, flow batteries, and fly wheels, as well as so-called power-to-x projects with a target minimum power input of 5MW where hydrogen, ammonia or biomethane could be generated from excess renewable generation and stored. Entries for the competition are now being invited and project winners are set to be announced in July.
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