The Electricity Storage Network (ESN) has recently released a report outlining the role storage can play in tackling the climate emergency. As the UK looks to a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, the paper calls for a clear signal from government to set a trajectory for storage over the next decade which will help create jobs and economic growth while enabling the electricity system to become zero carbon.
The paper has been built from a broad evidence base, building on engagement with ESN members and wider industry, government, Ofgem and National Grid ESO. Regen, who manages the Network, has written two previous reports on storage in 2016 and 2017 – this paper builds on those findings, aiming to give an overview of storage and its uses, a snapshot of where the industry has got to in 2020, and what needs to change if we’re to face up to the climate emergency over the next decade.
The paper outlines six key recommendations for government and industry to ensure we build a sustainable industry that allows storage to deploy at the scale needed to support the UK’s transition to net zero.
The report can be viewed in full here.