In progress from 06-01-2008 to 06-04-2008
Project manager: Dr Jonny Wentworth
Energy technology, Expert-based, Parliament involvement
Storing electricity on a large scale enables power generated when demand is low to be stored for release at peak demand periods. Storage may become more important because renewable energy sources such as wind and solar do not produce constant levels of power. This POSTnote examines existing and proposed methods for large scale electricity storage, examines the technical challenges and discusses the economics of storage relative to other methods of providing electricity reserves.