The UK’s energy needs are changing and with this, comes the need to change the way we manage energy distribution. Energy demand is becoming more dynamic, and this combined with the amount of increasing renewable energy generation, means our transmission network will have to become more flexible and responsive.
Energy storage will undoubtedly have a key role to play in the future of energy management and, with UK electricity storage capacity currently totalling 4GW, National Grid expects this figure to rise rapidly to 6GW by 2020 and up to 10.7GW by 2050.
Although the concept of energy storage has been around for a long time, a number of new technologies are transforming the sector. One of these is battery storage, which has the potential to respond to fluctuations in electricity demand within seconds.
At Coronation Power, our focus is on using this new technology to meet the growing demand for energy storage by identifying and developing sites that we believe are suitable locations for new battery storage facilities.