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Role of Hydrogen in UK energy system
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.
Transition to low-carbon heat
Considers options for low-carbon heating to understand their implications for users and energy systems.
Barriers to System-Wide Energy Storage
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.
Managing Flexibility Whilst Decarbonising the GB Electricity System
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.
ERP seeks to understand the gap between energy aspirations of UK cities and the regulatory / policy frameworks, processes and factors required to achieve them.
Flexible Technology Options: Priorities for Innovation
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.
Energy Storage in the UK
The report, published in June 2011 presents a strategic view of the opportunities for electrical and thermal storage to provide a reliable energy supply, setting-out the nature and scale of the challenges that will be faced.
This piece of work aimed to provide an overarching insight into the Research, Development and Demonstration challenges for technologies related to electricity infrastructure.
The Energy Research Partnership, Energy Technologies Institute and Royal Academy of Engineering organised a workshop to examine the role of heat in the UK’s energy system.