Launch of £20m Storage at Scale Competition for Innovative Large Scale Energy Storage

According to the government, innovative large-scale energy storage will play an important role in decarbonising industry, power, heat and transport.

The Storage at Scale Competition is looking for innovative, replicable solutions which could provide a market competitive alternative to conventional commercial large scale energy storage technologies, for example pumped-hydro or batteries (such as lithium ion, lead acid or sodium-sulphur).

Projects should be at a technology readiness level of 6 or above, which could result in lower capital or operating costs to the traditional storage technologies, or improved capacity, sustainability and response rates at a comparable cost.

Up to £20 million will be available from 2019 to 2021. The competition will support up to three demonstration projects with build completion by March 2021 and operational testing to be completed December 2021.

The competition will consider proposals for pre-commercial innovative large, static electrical energy or power-to-x (eg Hydrogen, Ammonia, Biomethane etc) energy storage facilities.

UK energy businesses of all sizes may submit bids for this competition. Bids may come from project teams (consortia).

The deadline for submitting a registration email is 5pm on 17 April 2019. The deadline to submit a full proposal is 26 April 2019.

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