Hydrogen is already entering the energy system, but requires a long-term plan if it is to be used for heat or transport, to make it zero-carbon.
The financial, regulatory, political, commercial, legal barriers to system-wide energy storage are assessed and reported on in the latest of ERP’s Energy Storage reports – due out Oct 2016.
Considers increasing intermittent generation in amongst nuclear and CCS and the flexibility needed by the system operator.
Reviews current activity with the aim of understanding various perspectives on smart systems, including the interaction between the gas and electricity systems and demand-side technologies.
Looks at how technologies could help manage intermittency such as electrical interconnection, demand side participation, energy storage and flexible thermal generation. Identifies priorities for innovation.
This piece of work aimed to provide an overarching insight into the Research, Development and Demonstration challenges for technologies related to electricity infrastructure.