Energy Storage for Low Carbon Grids

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Abstract

The UK electricity system faces challenges of unprecedented proportions. It is expected that 35 to 40% of the UK electricity demand will be met by renewable generation by 2020, an order of magnitude increase from the present levels. In the context of the targets proposed by the UK Climate Change Committee it is expected that the electricity sector would be almost entirely decarbonised by 2030 with significantly increased levels of electricity production and demand driven by the incorporation of heat and transport sectors into the electricity system. The key concerns are associated with system integration costs driven by radical changes on both the supply and the demand side of the UK low-carbon system. Our analysis to date suggests that a low-carbon electricity future would lead to a massive reduction in the utilisation of conventional electricity generation, transmission and distribution assets. The large-scale deployment of energy storage could mitigate this reduction in utilisation, producing significant savings. In this context, the proposed research aims at (i) developing novel approaches for evaluating the economic and environmental benefits of a range of energy storage technologies that could enhance efficiency of system operation and increase asset utilization; and (ii) innovation around 4 storage technologies; Na-ion, redox flow batteries (RFB), supercapacitors, and thermal energy storage (TES). These have been selected because of their relevance to grid-scale storage applications, their potential for transformative research, our strong and world-leading research track record on these topics and UK opportunities for exploitation of the innovations arising.

At the heart of our proposal is a whole systems approach, recognising the need for electrical network experts to work with experts in control, converters and storage, to develop optimum solutions and options for a range of future energy scenarios. This is essential if we are to properly take into account constraints imposed by the network on the storage technologies, and in return limitations imposed by the storage technologies on the network. Our work places emphasis on future energy scenarios relevant to the UK, but the tools, methods and technologies we develop will have wide application.

Our work will provide strategic insights and direction to a wide range of stakeholders regarding the development and integration of energy storage technologies in future low carbon electricity grids, and is inspired by both (i) limitations in current grid regulation, market operation, grid investment and control practices that prevent the role of energy storage being understood and its economic and environmental value quantified, and (ii) existing barriers to the development and deployment of cost effective energy storage solutions for grid application.

Key outputs from this programme will be; a roadmap for the development of grid scale storage suited to application in the UK; an analysis of policy options that would appropriately support the deployment of storage in the UK; a blueprint for the control of storage in UK distribution networks; patents and high impact papers relating to breakthrough innovations in energy storage technologies; new tools and techniques to analyse the integration of storage into low carbon electrical networks; and a cohort of researchers and PhD students with the correct skills and experience needed to support the future research, development and deployment in this area.

Planned Impact

The UK electricity system is facing challenges of unprecedented proportions. Our analysis to date suggests that a low carbon electricity future would lead to a massive reduction in the utilisation of the conventional electricity generation, transmission and distribution assets if the present network operation and design philosophy is maintained. Very significant reinforcements of the UK distribution and transmission networks may be required to accommodate the integration of low carbon generation, heat and transport sectors, together with a significant amount of backup conventional generation needed to support intermittent generation. This challenge could be turned into a significant opportunity for the UK research community and commercial sector to gain early experience, and to lead system integration of advanced future grid size energy storage technologies, as the application of storage technologies is of considerable relevance to the UK given its weak interconnections with other systems, and the need to balance demand and supply largely within the GB Island. Our recent work for the Carbon Trust suggested that cost- and technically-effective electricity storage, efficiently deployed, could lead to a saving of around £15 billion in 2030. Resolving grid integration challenges through multidisciplinary cutting edge research will take a major step forward towards achieving those savings and positioning the UK at the forefront of global research initiatives on future electricity networks supported by energy storage.
We will make technical advances in four technologies - Supercapacitors which offer high power for short times, redox flow batteries and thermal energy storage which have large capacity and long timescales and Na-ion batteries with intermediate characteristics. UK-based companies are well-placed to take a lead in developing these technologies. We will work with a range of manufacturers, from multinationals to SMEs, to create new materials for key componens, improve the devices' capabilities and ensure that they can be manufactured economically.
The devices also have to be operated within the complex environment of the electricity system. We will develop the control theories and power electronics to ensure that storage can contribute to the security of the electricity network. This will be of benefit to electricity companies - who can make significant savings on other investments if storage is an effective substitute - and also to manufacturers in learning how their products will be used.
We will take information on how storage technologies can be used to show how they should be used - what is the optimal deployment for a range of storage devices across the UK under different future development scenarios? This information will be of value to the whole industry, and also to policy-makers, who need to know how storage fits in to the evolving vision of a low-carbon energy system. We will also study how storage investors and operators respond to the economic incentives that they face, and how to design market rules and government policies that support efficient investment and operating decisions.
We will produce A Road Map for Grid-Scale Storage in low-Carbon Pathways for the UK to 2050, to inform manufacturers, electricity companies and policy-makers of the technological developments, deployment and operating strategies, and policy measures required if storage is to make a full contribution to the low-carbon energy system.
We will produce a large body of trained researchers, including 14 PhD students funded by our own universities, who will be used to working in interdisciplinary teams and with a high level of knowledge of storage technologies, who can move into future posts in industry, government or academia. We will engage with the public, spreading understanding of the contribution that storage technologies can make to a low-carbon future.

Organisations

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description (1) Developed whole-system modelling approach can be used to inform the development of commercial strategies for energy storage, considering energy storage based network support, provision of frequency regulation services, various forms of reserve and energy trading and the ability to displace the need for conventional generation capacity. (1a) Studies carried out on the role of storage and novel methods developed for quantifying the value of storage, in the future UK low carbon system. This provides evidence to Government about the importance of grid scale energy storage for a cost effective transition to low carbon future. (1b) Novel stochastic optimisation model dealing with uncertainty developed to assess the application of storage in managing intermittency of renewable generation. This informs regulators about the inadequacy of the present market arrangements to reward investment that provides flexibility to deal with this uncertainty. (2) New models for control of energy storage developed that take into account degradation effects. This is critical for the practical application of storage and for informing government and industry. (3) Participation in Low Carbon Network Funding demonstration projects. These are high profile demonstration projects, which will for the first time demonstrate that distributed storage could provide multi-services the electricity system. Beneficiaries are UK electricity industry and research organisations involved. (3a) Smarter Network Storage: we are involved in the development of control strategies for distributed energy storage and quantifying conflicts and synergies of different applications; (3b) Customer Led Network Revolution: Development of trials involving six storage batteries of varying capacities (from 100kWh, to 5MWh) and demonstrating the associated network benefits. (4) New battery management systems have been developed to provide a low cost monitoring technique, using impedance measurements without the need for expensive equipment. These can monitor the state of charge and state of health of electrochemical energy storage technologies. (5) Several promising positive electrode materials for sodium-ion batteries have been prepared and solid state NMR carried out. (5a) Na ion adsorption onto pore surfaces, defects and between expanded layers, before pooling into larger quasi-metallic clusters at lower voltages. (5b) Poor cycle performance of Na-O2 batteries linked to the presence of side reaction products that form due to the high reactivity of NaO2. (5c) The confinement of ions in the nanopores of supercapacitor electrodes decreases the self-diffusion coefficient x100. (5d) The concentration of electrolyte and carbon pore distribution influence the diffusion coefficient. (5e) Discovery of new low cost cathode materials. (6) First successful demonstration of a hydrogen-vanadium regenerative fuel cell/flow battery was carried out. (7) A number of patents have been produced on Battery monitoring in electric vehicles, High temperature rechargeable battery, Hydrogen-Vanadium Redox Flow Battery and Regenerative fuel cells. These demonstrate the leading position of UK research in energy storage technologies. (8) Performance tests of carbonate-metal oxide-nanoparticle based TES materials have been carried out. This work has produced four journal papers. (9) Strong International engagement and contribution to key international conferences and workshops on grid-scale energy storage - These activities increase international profile of UK research in grid scale energy storage.
Exploitation Route Advanced whole-system modelling carried out quantifies the benefits of energy storage and can be used by the Government and Regulatory bodies to support the review of market design, based on sound economic arguments for a cost effective transition to a low carbon future, made possible by storage. Manufacturers of energy storage technologies can make use of the findings associated with new designs and materials. The UK electricity industry can develop commercial strategies to encourage, by appropriate rewards, the uptake of storage. Trials help to stimulate the market and investment, by demonstrating the effectiveness of storage and identifying key advantages and issues early on. Research breakthroughs and innovations promote confidence in the UK's technical ability in this area as a world leader, stimulating further development and investment.
Sectors Chemicals,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Energy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Transport

URL http://es-lcg.com/
 
Description WP1 has developed whole-system modelling, quantifying the commercial potential and key economic benefits of Energy Storage technologies in future UK electricity system. The model has many capabilities: - identification of synergies and conflicts in the application of energy storage; - assessing the impact of reduced system inertia through the integration of renewable generation methodologies; - accounting for the degradation of storage and the impact of this on the business case for storage; - assessing the option value of energy storage in the context of network planning under uncertainty; - assessing the contribution of storage towards improved security, in the context of distribution network design. These findings provide services to multiple markets.They have allowed the development of novel commercial arrangements, demonstrating the value of storage in diverse applications. They have provided new insights about the value of storage in providing flexibility in dealing with uncertainty. These modelling approaches are used to provide evidence regarding the consistency of the particular market design (covering energy and ancillary services market, capacity market, network charges etc.) with the system-wide optimal solutions, in the context of valuing energy storage.They have been used to inform the Technology Innovation Needs Assessments (TINA) carried out by the Carbon Trust. Given that UK is an island, this research demonstrates that energy storage will be particularly relevant in supporting a cost effective transition to low carbon future. The findings of this work package have greatly influenced the direction of the strategic planning undertaken by Ofgem, BEIS and National Grid, influencing the Enhanced Frequency response and capacity market changes, informing the BEIS/Ofgem's recent Call for Evidence and encouraging the Government's recent support of energy storage research and innovation. WP2 has commissioned and installed the Energy Storage Test Bed in Newcastle. This is operational, under an open access system, and can be used to test, validate and refine developed control algorithms.A number of energy storage control algorithms have been developed for evaluation and preliminary results have been produced. The algorithms have been used to control voltage, carry out power flow management, minimise losses while managing storage state of charge to extend the lifetime of the device. WP3 focusses on Na battery high capacity layered electrode materials and has now identified a low cost structure. A combined application of experimental and theoretical techniques has proven to be a powerful strategy to gain insights into the understanding of battery and supercapacitor performance. Increased power density obtained from regenerative Hydrogen RFB: up to 450 mW/cm2 achieved.. First lab demonstration of a 5 cm2 Regenerative Hydrogen Cerium Fuel Cell. The feasibility of such a cell was demonstrated through successful charge/discharge cycles and performance of 150 mW/cm2 was achieved. Primary loss mechanisms in vanadium RFBs identified. Novel manufacturing methods for supercapacitors, batteries and thermal energy storage technologies investigated and improvements made. Layer-by-layer manufacture of supercapacitors at 20 cm x 20 cm demonstrated. Ionomer based layer-by-layer solid state supercapacitors demonstrated for wearable applications. Conversion of industrial mill scale waste (iron oxide) from steel industrial into cheap energy storage material for grid scale, aqueous supercapacitors demonstrated, with excellent properties. New materials for TES explored and assessed. Integration of TES into battery systems, reusing waste heat, completed. A method for making high performance TES heat exchange modules has been demonstrated. Fundamental understanding gained of the underlying multi-scale physics. Methodology developed for scale-up of TES materials production. Relationship between battery charge/discharge process and heat effect understood. Hydrated salts have been proposed as thermochemical storage materials for intra-day thermal storage. Industrial demonstration project of 6 MW/36 MWh on the use of curtailed wind power for space heating, operating since September 2016. Strong International engagement and contribution to key international conferences and workshops on grid-scale energy storage has increased the international profile of UK research in grid scale energy storage. One patent has been licensed to date, stimulating further development in hydrogen RFBs.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Chemicals,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Transport
Impact Types Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description "Delivering future-proof energy infrastructure": report for the National Infrastructure Commission
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The report to the National Infrastructure Commission provided quantitative evidence based on advanced modelling, on the value of flexibility for the infrastructure in the future decarbonised energy system. Smart power - principally built around three innovations, interconnection, storage, and demand flexibility - could save consumers up to £8 billion a year by 2030, help the UK meet its 2050 carbon targets, and secure the UK's energy supply for generations.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-power-a-national-infrastructure-commission-report
 
Description An analysis of electricity system flexibility for Great Britain (joint report with Carbon Trust prepared for BEIS)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/568982/An_analysis_of_elec...
 
Description CIRED workshops on the application of distributed storage
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Cigre working groups on Grid Scale Energy Storage
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description E-cosse, Scottish Government Electric Vehicle Strategic Boards
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description EASAC
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.easac.eu/
 
Description ETIP SNET - ENERGY SECTOR INTERFACES
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description ETIP SNET - GRID PLANNING COORDINATION ACROSS SYSTEM OPERATORS
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Energy Research Partnership: Contribution to quantifying the importance of flexibility in low carbon generation systems
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Contribution to quantifying the importance of flexibility in low carbon generation systems
 
Description Energy Storage Report: Can storage help reduce the cost of a future UK electricity system?
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.carbontrust.com/resources/reports/technology/energy-storage-report
 
Description European Technology & Innovation Platforms and Strategic Energy Technology Plan (2017)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Evidence to the National Assembly of Wales' Environment, Climate Change and Rural Affairs Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://senedd.assembly.wales/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=444&MId=3956&Ver=4
 
Description Expert Advisor to Chinese Acadmy of Sciences
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Advice on CAS strategic programmes and assessment of large consortium grant applications.
 
Description Gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament's inquiry into security of supply
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/report.aspx?r=9997&mode=pdf
 
Description Government consultation on batteries
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description IET Power Networks Joint Vision
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Low Carbon Network Fund (Smarter Energy Storage)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Development of control strategies for distributed energy storage, analysis of conflicts and synergies of different applications
 
Description Member of DECC Panel of Technical Experts for Electricity Market Reform implementation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact Scrutinising implementation of the Electricity Market Reform
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/324976/EMR_Panel_s_Final_R...
 
Description Member of DECC panel of experts for allocation of innovation funding for energy storage
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact Innovation funding to enhance UK competitiveness in energy storage technologies
 
Description Member of the Emerging Technologies Panel for the World Economic Forum (2012 - present)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.weforum.org/reports/energy-harnessing-new-solutions-sustainability-and-growing-demand
 
Description Member of the Steering Committee of the Smart Grids EU Technology Platform
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Open Networks Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Participation in Alistore ERI.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.alistore.eu/
 
Description Policy aspects
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The work has made contributions to Chinese national policy in the use off-peak electricity for space heating, as part of efforts to reduce environmental pollution. The air quality has seen to be improved significantly in large cities in north part of China
 
Description Report: Strategic Assessment of the Role and Value of Energy Storage Systems in the UK Low Carbon Energy Future.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Raised the awareness of the value of storage in progressing to a low carbon energy system.
URL http://www.imperial.ac.uk/energy-futures-lab/research/our-projects/reports--briefing-papers/energy-s...
 
Description Smart Systems Forum
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Submission to House of Lords Enquiry by Wilson, Goldstein and Dent
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.parliament.uk/resilience-of-electricity-infrastructure
 
Description Whole-system cost of variable renewables in future GB electricity system (joint project with an industrial consortium)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://energysuperstore.org/esrn/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Whole-system-cost-of-variable-renewables...
 
Description Abengoa Solar NT
Amount £22,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Abengoa - TOK - Leeds 
Organisation Abengoa 
Department Abengoa Solar
Sector Private
Country Spain
Start 05/2010 
End 05/2011
 
Description Adsorption Cooling-energy Conversion with Encapsulated Sorbents (ACCESS)
Amount £609,488 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N021142/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 05/2019
 
Description Advanced lithium ion capacitors and electrodes (ALICE)
Amount £274,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 65141-464178 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2019
 
Description Centre for Advanced Materials for Integrated Energy Systems (CAM-IES)
Amount £2,098,617 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P007767/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2020
 
Description Chinese Exchange Student
Amount ¥337,000 (CNY)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Department China Scholarship Council
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 10/2018
 
Description Cryogenic-temperature Cold Storage using Micro-encapsulated Phase Change Materials in Slurries
Amount £934,275 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N000714/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 10/2019
 
Description E-Flex
Amount £280,000 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 04/2021
 
Description EPSRC 'IAA' (Impact Acceleration Account)
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Funding ID PN 01-15 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description EPSRC Programme Grant
Amount £4,227,886 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P00945X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2021
 
Description Ebergy Storage Capital Equipment related call
Amount £4,013,527 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N032888/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description Enabling next generation lithium batteries
Amount £6,799,833 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/M009521/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 10/2020
 
Description Energy Stoage Grand Challenge
Amount £924,591 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003435/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2019
 
Description External collaboration grants
Amount £430,000 (GBP)
Funding ID SGRI Project No 1 
Organisation State Grid Corporation of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 01/2015 
End 10/2017
 
Description External collaborative research
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID SGRI Project No 2 
Organisation State Grid Corporation of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 12/2015 
End 11/2018
 
Description External research grant
Amount £470,000 (GBP)
Funding ID CRRC Project No 1 
Organisation CRRC Corporation Limited 
Sector Private
Country China
Start 10/2015 
End 07/2017
 
Description Heat transfer under supercritical conditions
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Air Products 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2015 
End 01/2018
 
Description Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre (JUICE)
Amount £5,094,437 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description Local Energy Market
Amount £350,400 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Department European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description Multi-scale ANalysis for Facilities for Energy STorage (Manifest)
Amount £4,013,527 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N032888/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 06/2020
 
Description Next Generation Grid Scale Thermal Energy Storage Technologies (NexGen-TEST)
Amount £984,845 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/L014211/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 10/2017
 
Description Next Generation Solid State Batteries
Amount £1,735,133 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003532/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2019
 
Description Oxford Martin School 'INTEGRATE'
Amount £188,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Oxford 
Department Oxford Martin School
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description Protected Anodes for Lithium Sulphur Batteries (PALIS)
Amount £215,070 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P510282/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 07/2019
 
Description Reduce of End Use Energy Demand
Amount £1,573,522 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P004709/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 12/2020
 
Description Structured electrodes for improved energy storage
Amount £693,552 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P005411/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2019
 
Description UK-Indian Collaboration
Amount £5,094,437 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003605/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description Zinc-Nickel Redox Flow Battery for Energy Storage
Amount £840,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003494/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 05/2019
 
Description n-COSH
Amount £924,591 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P003435/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 10/2019
 
Title Storage-for-Services (S4S) 
Description This tool estimates the realisable revenue opportunities for energy storage participating in multiple markets. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The model was used to inform a wider academic and industrial community about the potential for storage to earn revenues from multiple sources. 
 
Title Whole electricity system model 
Description This model takes into account spatial and temporal characteristics of the energy system 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Informing industry and government about the whole system value of distributed energy resources 
 
Description CRRC 
Organisation CRRC Corporation Limited
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of next generation air-conditioning technology based on thermal energy storage for train carriages
Collaborator Contribution Provision of application conditions and funding
Impact Results not allowed to report before the project is completed - will report in the future.
Start Year 2015
 
Description China General Nuclear Power Group 
Organisation China General Nuclear Power Group
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Advice on the integration of TES with nuclear power plants
Collaborator Contribution Advising them possible route for peak shaving of nuclear power plants using TES technology
Impact Reported in NexGen-TEST programme
Start Year 2014
 
Description China Recycling Energy Corporation 
Organisation Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership
Country Austria 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The work provide guidance to the company in shaping their strategy for future R&D and product development in energy storage and related areas
Collaborator Contribution Provide guidance in terms integration of TES with industrial processes
Impact Reported in NexGen-TES project
Start Year 2014
 
Description Composite PCM production and demonstration 
Organisation Nanjing Jinhe Energy Materials Co Ltd
PI Contribution We have helped with the process design of the world first large scale commercial demonstration plant using composite phase change materials for the use of the curtailed wind power.
Collaborator Contribution The partner has helped us in the development of our materials for engineering applications. We have also be able to access their facilities for measuring our materials properties.
Impact The collaboration has led to a new collaborative project funded by Innovate UK and Jiangsu Provincial Government.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Highview Power Storage - RAEng Industrial Research Chair in Cryogenic Energy Storage 
Organisation Highview Power Storage
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I am the industrial chair holder, working specifically on cryogenic energy storage, from materials to process integration.
Collaborator Contribution They provide finanical support to the project, offering advice and creating networking opportunities.
Impact This has provided opportunities to interact with industrial partners, which have been reported in other sections
Start Year 2014
 
Description Highview Power Storage - RAEng Industrial Research Chair in Cryogenic Energy Storage 
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution I am the industrial chair holder, working specifically on cryogenic energy storage, from materials to process integration.
Collaborator Contribution They provide finanical support to the project, offering advice and creating networking opportunities.
Impact This has provided opportunities to interact with industrial partners, which have been reported in other sections
Start Year 2014
 
Description Interaction with "Integrated Market-fit and Affordable Grid-scale Energy Storage (IMAGES)" 
Organisation University of Warwick
Department School of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing of insights on the value of storage and its participation in the future low carbon energy system, informing the research focus for flywheel research, in terms of cost and performance.
Collaborator Contribution Informing the consortium of the contribution flywheels can make to the overall energy system, their particular technological requirements and the benefits they can bring to distribution networks, as well as any constraints they may impose.
Impact No outcomes yet
Start Year 2012
 
Description Interaction with Grand Challenge on Autonomic Power Systems 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Informed of the synergies and conflicts of integrating storage into a distributed and decentralised system.
Collaborator Contribution Insights shared on operational methodologies for control of energy storage and the requirements for interfacing electronics.
Impact Informed the modelling in WP1 and the development of the test bed (WP2).
Start Year 2012
 
Description Interaction with wholeSEM project 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Informed on the value and benefit of energy storage.
Collaborator Contribution Assisted in the development of models to quantify the value of flexibility in low carbon electricity systems.
Impact Input into whole systems model
Start Year 2016
 
Description University of Nottingham 
Organisation Institute of Mental Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Part of a collaborative project in thermal energy storage
Collaborator Contribution Contribute to the knowledge in coupling mechanical and thermal energy storage
Impact Reported in NexGen-TEST programme
Start Year 2014
 
Description University of Warwick 
Organisation University of Warwick
Department Department of History
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The use of thermal energy storage in compressed air energy storage
Collaborator Contribution Providing integration conditions
Impact Reported in NexGen-TEST programme
Start Year 2014
 
Description WP1: Whole systems and techno-economics 
Organisation Durham University
Department Department of Mathematical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Advanced whole-system modelling methodology to quantify the synergies and conflicts in the application of energy storage providing services to multiple markets. The model has been extended, enhancing the modelling capability to assess: (a) the impact of reduced system inertia due to high penetration of renewables, both wind and solar; (b) the impact on degradation of storage on its business case - the importance of these topics was not recognised at the stage of work programme development; (c) the option value of energy storage in the context of network planning under uncertainty; we have investigated and successfully applied Dual Dynamic Stochastic Programming to deal with multiple planning uncertainties; (d) the contribution that storage can generate in providing security contribution in the context of distribution network design, which will inform the review of network design standards. Furthermore, in addition to system focused assessment of value of storage, storage-centric modelling has been developed that maximises the revenue stream / profits of energy storage device providing a range of system services (energy arbitrage, frequency regulation, network support etc.), within particular market design. These two modelling approaches are used to provide evidence regarding the consistency of the particular market design (covering energy and ancillary services market, capacity market, network charges etc.) with the system-wide optimal solutions, in the context of valuing energy storage. Research integration: • Integration of value analysis for energy storage with business case and development of novel commercial arrangements for energy storage. • Meetings with WP3 on modelling of degradation effects of energy storage. • Development of the White Paper "UK Research Needs in Grid Scale Energy Storage Technologies". • Interaction with "Integrated Market-fit and Affordable Grid-scale Energy Storage (IMAGES)" - sharing of insights. • Interaction with HubNet - providing insights regarding the role of storage in future electricity grids. • Interaction with Grand Challenge on Autonomic Power Systems - distributed storage and decentralised system operation. • Interaction with wholeSEM project - development of models to quantify the value of flexibility in low carbon electricity systems.
Collaborator Contribution Durham University - Statistical Techniques for Stochastic Valuation of Storage: This work has focused on investigating alternative methods for quantifying option value of energy storage in the context of network planning under uncertainty. The initial modeling has been very successfully completed - new insights about the value of storage providing flexibility in dealing with uncertainty. We will hence extend the investigations and consider the application of Dual Dynamic Stochastic Programming to deal with planning uncertainties. Imperial College Business School - Incentives for Storage Operating and Investment Decisions: We have modelled the interaction between investment in storage and in generation when both are driven by market prices. Preliminary results have been presented at conferences and the model is being extended to include the role of storage in providing reserve. This work differs from that done by Imperial College London, which uses a cost-optimising model rather calculating market prices and agents' responses to them.
Impact Whole systems modelling methodology developed to quantify the synergies and conflicts in the application of energy storage providing services to multiple markets, able to account for uncertainty and including stochastic network planning. Development of novel analytical and statistical techniques for stochastic characterisation and valuation of storage technologies. Investigation of storage providers' response to the complex incentives from energy markets and government policies.
Start Year 2012
 
Description WP1: Whole systems and techno-economics 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Imperial College Business School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Advanced whole-system modelling methodology to quantify the synergies and conflicts in the application of energy storage providing services to multiple markets. The model has been extended, enhancing the modelling capability to assess: (a) the impact of reduced system inertia due to high penetration of renewables, both wind and solar; (b) the impact on degradation of storage on its business case - the importance of these topics was not recognised at the stage of work programme development; (c) the option value of energy storage in the context of network planning under uncertainty; we have investigated and successfully applied Dual Dynamic Stochastic Programming to deal with multiple planning uncertainties; (d) the contribution that storage can generate in providing security contribution in the context of distribution network design, which will inform the review of network design standards. Furthermore, in addition to system focused assessment of value of storage, storage-centric modelling has been developed that maximises the revenue stream / profits of energy storage device providing a range of system services (energy arbitrage, frequency regulation, network support etc.), within particular market design. These two modelling approaches are used to provide evidence regarding the consistency of the particular market design (covering energy and ancillary services market, capacity market, network charges etc.) with the system-wide optimal solutions, in the context of valuing energy storage. Research integration: • Integration of value analysis for energy storage with business case and development of novel commercial arrangements for energy storage. • Meetings with WP3 on modelling of degradation effects of energy storage. • Development of the White Paper "UK Research Needs in Grid Scale Energy Storage Technologies". • Interaction with "Integrated Market-fit and Affordable Grid-scale Energy Storage (IMAGES)" - sharing of insights. • Interaction with HubNet - providing insights regarding the role of storage in future electricity grids. • Interaction with Grand Challenge on Autonomic Power Systems - distributed storage and decentralised system operation. • Interaction with wholeSEM project - development of models to quantify the value of flexibility in low carbon electricity systems.
Collaborator Contribution Durham University - Statistical Techniques for Stochastic Valuation of Storage: This work has focused on investigating alternative methods for quantifying option value of energy storage in the context of network planning under uncertainty. The initial modeling has been very successfully completed - new insights about the value of storage providing flexibility in dealing with uncertainty. We will hence extend the investigations and consider the application of Dual Dynamic Stochastic Programming to deal with planning uncertainties. Imperial College Business School - Incentives for Storage Operating and Investment Decisions: We have modelled the interaction between investment in storage and in generation when both are driven by market prices. Preliminary results have been presented at conferences and the model is being extended to include the role of storage in providing reserve. This work differs from that done by Imperial College London, which uses a cost-optimising model rather calculating market prices and agents' responses to them.
Impact Whole systems modelling methodology developed to quantify the synergies and conflicts in the application of energy storage providing services to multiple markets, able to account for uncertainty and including stochastic network planning. Development of novel analytical and statistical techniques for stochastic characterisation and valuation of storage technologies. Investigation of storage providers' response to the complex incentives from energy markets and government policies.
Start Year 2012
 
Description WP2 - Management of Storage Systems and Grid Control 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department School of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution WP1 informs WP2 of network constraints, policy issues and value of storage.
Collaborator Contribution WP2 is led by Phil Taylor, who develops control systems incorporating energy storage technologies. Nigel Brandon develops dynamic models to represent each technology. Dan Rogers identifies grid interfaces (converters) required by the various technology types and addresses the negative and positive impacts of these on the grid. WP2 translates advances from WP3 and WP4 into models for WP1. WP2 informs WP1 if the cost and performance constraints placed on the network by storage technologies. WP2 works with WP5 to understand storage control in UK distribution networks.
Impact Newcastle University runs energy testing facilities which can test not only individual technologies and their impact on a network, but also different models for controlling/operating such a diverse network.
Start Year 2012
 
Description WP2 - Management of Storage Systems and Grid Control 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution WP1 informs WP2 of network constraints, policy issues and value of storage.
Collaborator Contribution WP2 is led by Phil Taylor, who develops control systems incorporating energy storage technologies. Nigel Brandon develops dynamic models to represent each technology. Dan Rogers identifies grid interfaces (converters) required by the various technology types and addresses the negative and positive impacts of these on the grid. WP2 translates advances from WP3 and WP4 into models for WP1. WP2 informs WP1 if the cost and performance constraints placed on the network by storage technologies. WP2 works with WP5 to understand storage control in UK distribution networks.
Impact Newcastle University runs energy testing facilities which can test not only individual technologies and their impact on a network, but also different models for controlling/operating such a diverse network.
Start Year 2012
 
Description WP2 - Management of Storage Systems and Grid Control 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution WP1 informs WP2 of network constraints, policy issues and value of storage.
Collaborator Contribution WP2 is led by Phil Taylor, who develops control systems incorporating energy storage technologies. Nigel Brandon develops dynamic models to represent each technology. Dan Rogers identifies grid interfaces (converters) required by the various technology types and addresses the negative and positive impacts of these on the grid. WP2 translates advances from WP3 and WP4 into models for WP1. WP2 informs WP1 if the cost and performance constraints placed on the network by storage technologies. WP2 works with WP5 to understand storage control in UK distribution networks.
Impact Newcastle University runs energy testing facilities which can test not only individual technologies and their impact on a network, but also different models for controlling/operating such a diverse network.
Start Year 2012
 
Description WP3 - Technology breakthroughs, technology innovation, materials and manufacturing for grid applications 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution WP1 informs the task leaders in this work package of the cost, operation and performance targets for the energy storage technologies.
Collaborator Contribution The work package is led by Peter Bruce at the University of Oxford. Clare Grey and Peter Bruce focus on the development of sodium batteries; Nigel Brandon and Xiao Guo work on redox flow batteries; Patrick Grant and Peter Hall focus on supercapacitors; Yulong Ding focuses on thermal energy storage. The collaborators inform WP1 of the cost and performance constraints of each technology and also inform WP2 of the latest innovations and their impact.
Impact Development of models for evaluating each technology as a grid scale energy storage solution.Many research papers and presentations on each technology.
Start Year 2012
 
Description WP3 - Technology breakthroughs, technology innovation, materials and manufacturing for grid applications 
Organisation University College London
Department Department of Chemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution WP1 informs the task leaders in this work package of the cost, operation and performance targets for the energy storage technologies.
Collaborator Contribution The work package is led by Peter Bruce at the University of Oxford. Clare Grey and Peter Bruce focus on the development of sodium batteries; Nigel Brandon and Xiao Guo work on redox flow batteries; Patrick Grant and Peter Hall focus on supercapacitors; Yulong Ding focuses on thermal energy storage. The collaborators inform WP1 of the cost and performance constraints of each technology and also inform WP2 of the latest innovations and their impact.
Impact Development of models for evaluating each technology as a grid scale energy storage solution.Many research papers and presentations on each technology.
Start Year 2012
 
Description WP3 - Technology breakthroughs, technology innovation, materials and manufacturing for grid applications 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Chemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution WP1 informs the task leaders in this work package of the cost, operation and performance targets for the energy storage technologies.
Collaborator Contribution The work package is led by Peter Bruce at the University of Oxford. Clare Grey and Peter Bruce focus on the development of sodium batteries; Nigel Brandon and Xiao Guo work on redox flow batteries; Patrick Grant and Peter Hall focus on supercapacitors; Yulong Ding focuses on thermal energy storage. The collaborators inform WP1 of the cost and performance constraints of each technology and also inform WP2 of the latest innovations and their impact.
Impact Development of models for evaluating each technology as a grid scale energy storage solution.Many research papers and presentations on each technology.
Start Year 2012
 
Description WP3 - Technology breakthroughs, technology innovation, materials and manufacturing for grid applications 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Department of Materials
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution WP1 informs the task leaders in this work package of the cost, operation and performance targets for the energy storage technologies.
Collaborator Contribution The work package is led by Peter Bruce at the University of Oxford. Clare Grey and Peter Bruce focus on the development of sodium batteries; Nigel Brandon and Xiao Guo work on redox flow batteries; Patrick Grant and Peter Hall focus on supercapacitors; Yulong Ding focuses on thermal energy storage. The collaborators inform WP1 of the cost and performance constraints of each technology and also inform WP2 of the latest innovations and their impact.
Impact Development of models for evaluating each technology as a grid scale energy storage solution.Many research papers and presentations on each technology.
Start Year 2012
 
Description WP3 - Technology breakthroughs, technology innovation, materials and manufacturing for grid applications 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution WP1 informs the task leaders in this work package of the cost, operation and performance targets for the energy storage technologies.
Collaborator Contribution The work package is led by Peter Bruce at the University of Oxford. Clare Grey and Peter Bruce focus on the development of sodium batteries; Nigel Brandon and Xiao Guo work on redox flow batteries; Patrick Grant and Peter Hall focus on supercapacitors; Yulong Ding focuses on thermal energy storage. The collaborators inform WP1 of the cost and performance constraints of each technology and also inform WP2 of the latest innovations and their impact.
Impact Development of models for evaluating each technology as a grid scale energy storage solution.Many research papers and presentations on each technology.
Start Year 2012
 
Description WP4 - Horizon scanning 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution N/A
Collaborator Contribution WP4 is led by Peter Hall, who monitors international activity in energy storage technologies and control networks, as well as competing technologies. WP4 informs WP2 of the latest advances internationally in energy storage. WP4 also informs WP5 of emergent trends for grids.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2012
 
Description WP5 - Use cases and the role of energy storage in the UK 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution WP5 is led by Goran Strbac and looks at the role and value of energy storage in UK distribution networks, considering particular use cases and applications for storage. A roadmap for UK energy storage research is being developed, to direct the research community. WP5 informs WP1 of the UK perspective and works with WP2 to develop control networks.
Collaborator Contribution WP4 informs WP5 of emergent trends for grids. WP2 works with WP5 to understand energy storage control mechanisms.
Impact White Paper outlining research needs for Grid Scale storage in the UK is complete and will launch in April 2016.
Start Year 2012
 
Description iiESI 
Organisation European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)
Country Belgium 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Input to scoping documents of field of energy systems integration - EERA Joint Programme scheme of work, and International Institute for Energy Systems Integration green paper and other reports
Collaborator Contribution Overall coordination of activity in ESI, further intellectual input to reports, event organisation
Impact All disciplines relating to energy systems are involved. EERA JP in ESI scheme of work
Start Year 2014
 
Description iiESI 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)
Department ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Input to scoping documents of field of energy systems integration - EERA Joint Programme scheme of work, and International Institute for Energy Systems Integration green paper and other reports
Collaborator Contribution Overall coordination of activity in ESI, further intellectual input to reports, event organisation
Impact All disciplines relating to energy systems are involved. EERA JP in ESI scheme of work
Start Year 2014
 
Title High temperature rechargeable battery based around oxide ion conducting ceramics 
Description High temperature rechargeable battery based around oxide ion conducting ceramics 
IP Reference GB13215994 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2012
Licensed No
Impact None as yet
 
Title Hybrid electrochemical energy device 
Description The present invention generally relates to the field of devices which are capable of storing and delivering electricity. In particular, the invention relates to a hybrid redox flow battery (HyRFB) capable of operating in a power delivery mode in which it generates electrical power by the reaction of electrochemically active species at a first and second electrode and in an energy storage mode in which it consumes electrical power to generate at least one electrochemically active species, the HyRFB comprising: • a reversible first electrode in a first electrode compartment containing a first aqueous electrolyte, • a reversible second electrode in a second electrode compartment containing a second aqueous electrolyte; and • a conduit arrangement configured, in said power delivery mode, for carrying electrochemically active species to the first electrode and, in an energy storage mode, for carrying generated electrochemically active species away from the first electrode; wherein the second electrode comprises a material that is capable of reversibly taking up and releasing alkali metal ions or alkaline earth metal ions during the said modes of operation, and wherein the second electrolyte comprises the alkali metal ions or the alkaline earth metal ions. 
IP Reference WO2015150784 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed No
Impact None as yet.
 
Title Hydrogen-Vanadium Redox Flow Battery 
Description The present invention provides a regenerative fuel cell comprising a reversible hydrogen gas anode, in an anode compartment and a reversible cathode in a cathode compartment, wherein the redox reaction at the cathode is selected from formula (i), formula (ii) and formula (iii). 
IP Reference WO/2013/104664 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2013
Licensed Commercial In Confidence
Impact A scale up project is currently being undertaken with GE and Arcola energy, to evaluate the cost and performance of this novel flow battery technology.
 
Title Regenerative fuel cells 
Description The present invention provides a regenerative fuel cell comprising an anionic membrane capable of selectively passing anions, wherein the pH of the anolyte and/or catholyte is at least 10. The present invention also relates to a method of operating a regenerative fuel cell comprising an anionic membrane capable of selectively passing anions, wherein the pH of the anolyte and/or catholyte is at least 10. 
IP Reference US 20130330644 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2013
Licensed No
Impact None as yet
 
Description "Decarbonising UK Energy" Joint Royal Society/RAEng/BA meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talks and discussions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/10/decarbonising-uk-energy/
 
Description 2017 IEEE PowerTech 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the new methodology for quantifying the security contribution of energy storage and demand side response
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 2nd UK Thermal Energy Storage Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2nd UK Thermal Energy Storage Workshop in June 2016, held at Imperial College London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://energysuperstore.org/esrn/event/the-uk-thermal-energy-storage-workshop-2016/
 
Description 54th ENC, Laukien Award Address, Asilomar, CA, April 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 56th Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance, Breckenridge, July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 7th Cryogenic Cluster Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 7th Cryogenic Cluster Day, September 2016, Oxfordshire UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A poster on system-level modelling of vanadium based flow batteries was presented at the International Flow Battery Forum, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A poster was presented at the International Flow Battery Forum, Germany, which invited discussions and collaborative suggestions for future work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A talk at Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Goran Strbac and myself were invited to Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission to give a talk on the development of Energy Storage in UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description APC Electrical Energy Storage Roadmap Development Session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Confidential.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Adlinger Center, Princeton University, March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and interactions with Faculty at Princeton.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Aurora Energy Research conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Panel debate session on technology, revenues streams and business models.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BMW, Munich Battery Discussions, Munich, March 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Beesley Lecture in Regulation, Institute of Directors, London: "Decentralisation, Storage and the Electricity Market" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A lecture in the Beesley lectures series at the Institute of Directors, considering the future impact of electricity storage on the electricity market and the challenges of decarbonisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Benefits of Smart Grids in Future Low-carbon Electricity Systems, Berlin, European Institute of Innovation and Technology - Smart Energy Summer School,August 2013. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of Benefits of Smart Grids in Future Low-carbon Electricity Systems and discussion afterwards

Higher interest in the topic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Beyond Lithium VIII, Oakridge, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Blog article on energy modelling 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog article on good modelling practice, as part of a University of Edinburgh series relating to the Scottish Government's energy strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.sps.ed.ac.uk/global-environment-society-academy/2017/05/22/energy-systems-modelling-mod...
 
Description Business Models for Sustainability: Making Low-Carbon Technologies Attractive Investments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at the Westminster Energy Forum in London as part of a half-day conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CIRED Conference - Flexibility from distributed energy resources: generation, storage and responsive demand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presenting modelling related to importance of flexibility and smart operation in future low carbon energy systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CIRED Electricity Distribution Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk on the future role of energy storage as part of a panel discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cafe Nano lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Catapult conference Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This annual conference is attended by academic and industrial experts from JLR, Tata Motors European Technical Centre and WMG at the University of Warwick.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, October 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to faculty and postgraduates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Development of Battery Technology Over the Next Five Years 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact two day conference for energy management professionals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dupont CR&D, Wilmington DE, March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Energy Storage Conference, London, Jan 25th 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dissemination conference for the Energy Storage for Low Carbon Storage and IMAGES projects - talks from investigators and industry / policy stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://energysuperstore.org/esrn/event/energy-storage-grand-challenge-projects-dissemination/
 
Description Energy Storage for Low-Carbon Grids - talk at Images Consortium Conference, September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk reporting progress on EPSRC Project EP/K002252/1 to consortium members, industrial supporters and other attendees at the annual dissemination meeting of the Images storage consortium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Energy lunch at British Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chatham House Rule
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Energy systems challenges in a world in transition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Energy systems challenges in a world in transition, role of energy storage, electrification of transport and heat sectors, March 2016, Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Euromar 2014, Zurich, June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description GRID+STORAGE workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A workshop was held in London in partnership with TECHNOFI, EASE, EDSO, ENTSOE,RSE,VITO and ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus. The aim is to discuss the UK and Ireland grid scale storage projects currently in progress and to contribute to the European Research and Innovation roadmap for research in smart grids and energy storage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gridplusstorage.eu/system/resources/W1siZiIsIjIwMTYvMTIvMjMvMTVfNDNfMzhfODdfUm9hZG1hcF9FV...
 
Description Give a talk in Beihang University, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I was invited to give a talk on "Operation and planning of the future low carbon energy systems" in Beihang University, China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Give a talk in China Electric Power Research Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Goran Strbac and myself were invited to CEPRI to give a talk on the Electricity Market Design and Energy Storage. We also held a discussion with the researchers regarding the electricity market design experience for China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IEEE Power and Energy Society - General Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Setting out Market design requirements for Energy Storage and flexible demand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IMLB 2014, Como, June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ISE Lausanne, September 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ISMAR 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description ISMAR Lecture, 20th Meeting of the National Magnetic Resonance Society (India), "NMRS-2014", Assam, India, February 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ISMAR, Shanghai, August 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Industry workshop linked to Isaac Newton Institute proposal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Co-organised industry scoping session associated with a proposal for an Energy Systems programme at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2017
URL https://iaciac.github.io/lobanet/events/
 
Description Institute of Energy & Climate Research, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany, November MRS, December 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description International Institute for Energy Systems Integration - annual workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the role and value of energy storage in supporting cost effective transition to low carbon energy systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description International Workshop on Advanced Materials, Ras al Khaimah, UAE, March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and workshop participation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Interview by Fully Charged 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 43,000 views on Youtube.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW1Xugey8j0
 
Description Invited participant, International Institute for Energy Systems Integration Asia workshop, and member of steering group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact About 30 academics attended this workshop in Kyoto, Japan. Chris Dent raised awareness of EPSRC research outcomes, increasing the international profile of UK research in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited presentations to UK industrial mathematics community 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Chris Dent has given invited presentations at:
- Turing Gateway to Mathematics event on "Maths and Public Policy - Cities & Infrastructure", see http://www.turing-gateway.cam.ac.uk/mpci_mar2015-programme
- KTN Industrial Mathematics community event, to stimulate interest in links between the mathematical sciences community and energy systems applications
- KTN "Mathematics in Energy Systems" workshop, see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/energy-catalyst-brokerage-event-london-tickets-19192257559?aff=erelexporg

This outreach activity drew together experience from a number of different EPSRC projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Japanese Battery Meeting, Kyoto, Japan, November 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Joint Anglo-German Discussion Meeting, Darmstadt, September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Labs to Riches 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Royal Society's flagship industry dinner
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016
URL https://royalsociety.org/events/2015/02/labs-to-riches/
 
Description Long-duration storage workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact My talk was focused on presenting evidence related to the importance of storage capacity, including the need for long-duration storage on the GB system and regulatory implications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Machine learning workshop on cities, transport and utilities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact As part of the Machine Learning project, Royal Society running a series of workshops to explore how ML can benefit different industry sectors and what barriers to uptake need to be overcome.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/projects/machine-learning/
 
Description Meeting in China with Dalian Inst. Chemical Physics, on flow batteries. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nigel Brandon- Meeting in China with Dalian Inst. Chemical Physics, on flow batteries. Collaboration with University of Tennessee has been initiated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Modelling in public policy: Exploring research requirements to support the use of modelling evidence in energy policy development 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The event explored how techno-economic models of low carbon energy system are used to support policy decisions, and how this process can be improved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Nanqiang Lecture, Xiamen, October 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Obstacles for the Integration of Storage in Current EU Regulatory and Market Framework, International workshops, October 2014, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation of Obstacles for the Integration of Storage in Current EU Regulatory and Market Framework and discussion afterwards

Higher interest in the topic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oxford University Energy Storage Materials Research Infrastructure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The equipment was promoted through the Royce Institutes community day for industry and academic that was held at the University of Manchester in January 2018 with over 300 delegates. I led a session of those interested specifically in Energy Storage Mterials and accessing the new equioment that we are in the process of installing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.royce.ac.uk/research-areas/energy-storage/
 
Description Panelist - BBC Radio 4 Programme "Putting Science to Work" - episode on Air Pollution 21/12/2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As the recent VW scandal reminds us, the exhaust from petrol and, in particular, diesel cars are damaging our health. So what can science do to help? Jim Al-Khalili invites three scientists into the studio to explain how their research or technology could help reduce pollution from dirty car exhausts. Professor of Chemistry, Tony Ryan makes the case for smart materials that absorb noxious gases. If only everyone could treat their jeans with nanoparticles that that clean up the air as they walk around town. Professor Clare Grey and her team are working on the next generation of batteries for electric cars. And engineer, Bernard Porter is a champion of hydrogen fuel cells. So, which technology is best designed to help us reduce air pollution in our cities? Who deserves the lion's share of Jim's imaginary pot of research funding to help us tackle this problem?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06rxyct
 
Description Panelist, BBC World Service, "The future of renewable energy" for the programme, "the Forum", September 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact How do we develop a practical, reliable, cheap and globally relevant supply of renewable energy and improve on the meagre 10% of our power needs which renewables currently provide? Quentin Cooper travels to the Royal Society of Chemistry's Challenges in Chemical Renewable Energy meeting in Cambridge, UK, to hear about ideas and latest research results from Brazilian authority on bioenergy Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Cambridge University's creator of better batteries Clare Grey, Harvard pioneer of artificial photosynthesis Daniel Nocera and research director of the UK Energy Research Centre Jim Watson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01g94yj
 
Description Participate in 11th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Cost effective transition to low carbon energy systems"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in BIEE Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Innovation and Disruption: the energy sector in transition"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in ENERGY STORAGE & CONNECTED SYSTEMS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave keynote speech on "Energy storage: a game changer for the energy market"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Participate in ETP on Smart grids - General Assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Gave Keynote speech on "The need for a fundamental review of electricity networks reliability standards"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in Energy Storage conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Transforming the energy system with energy storage "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in European Energy Market Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave Keynote talk on "Facilitating cost effective transition to a lower carbon energy system: Challenges for future Market Design"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in IEE PES Super Session on Business Models for Electricity Market 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Role and value of flexibility in future low carbon energy systems" and inform the debate in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in IEEE International Energry Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Role and Value of Flexibility in supporting a cost effective transition to a lower carbon energy future "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in IEEE PES-GM 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave two talks on "From Centralised to Decentralised control & trading" and "Opportunities and challenges for international integration and multi-sector coordination of energy systems"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in International Centre for Mathematical Science Energy Management: Flexibility, Risk and Optimisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave Talk on "Quantifying the benefits of flexibility in future lower carbon energy system"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in Smart Power Alliance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Paradigm shift to smart, low carbon energy future: Opportunities and Challenges"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Participate in Smarter Network Storage Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Energy storage - making it happen" and inform the debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in Workshop RTE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk on "System Flexibility Benefits " and inform the debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Participate in Workshop of International Institute for Energy System Integration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Flexibility in Energy System Models"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Participate in Workshop on Mathematics and Economics of Energy Markets 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Gave talk on "Paradigm shift to low carbon energy future: Challenges for Economists and Mathematicians" and inform the debate in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Paticipation in EERA Joint Programme in Energy Systems Integration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The EERA ESI event held in Copenhagen in November 2016 was attended by 50+ energy system researchers from across Europe. The programme included several presentations by Imperial team members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Power our Future-14, CIC energigune, Vitoria, Spain, April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation at Research Seminar organised by Chaire European Electricity markets of Paris Dauphine university 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Marko Aunedi gave a presentation in this research seminar on May 19, 2015, on Imperial's modelling of energy markets for valuing energy storage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation to an All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to an All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group event, 'Energy storage and the transition to a low carbon economy', Houses of Parliament, London, July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/appccg/news/energy-storage-and-transition-low-carbon-economy-summary
 
Description Radio 4 Programme on Mitigating Air Pollution in Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "Putting Science to Work" Radio 4 Programme on Mitigating Air Pollution in Cities, with Jim Al-Khalili. As described in the BBC website: As the recent VW scandal reminds us, the exhaust from petrol and, in particular, diesel cars are damaging our health. So what can science do to help? Jim Al-Khalili invites three scientists into the studio to explain how their research or technology could help reduce pollution from dirty car exhausts. Professor of Chemistry, Tony Ryan makes the case for smart materials that absorb noxious gases. If only everyone could treat their jeans with nanoparticles that that clean up the air as they walk around town. Professor Clare Grey and her team are working on the next generation of batteries for electric cars. And engineer, Bernard Porter is a champion of hydrogen fuel cells. So, which technology is best designed to help us reduce air pollution in our cities? Who deserves the lion's share of Jim's imaginary pot of research funding to help us tackle this problem?. Outcome - lion share of funding allocated to CPG
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06rxyct
 
Description Robotics and Autonomous Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact PGB was organiser.
The Royal Society hosted a one off, high-level conference on the subject of robotics and autonomous systems. The conference brought together national and international scientists, technologists and leaders from across academia, industry and government, to scope the long-term vision (20 to 30 years) and challenges in this exciting and rapidly developing field. Presentations and discussion sought to define actions required to ensure maximum impact for society from robotics and autonomous systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SSI-19 Conference, Kyoto, June 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), Seoul, Korea, October 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to academics and industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Shell Collaborative Research Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Confidential.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Solid State Ionics, Colorado, June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Strategic Assessment of the Role and Value of Energy Storage Systems in the UK Low Carbon Energy Future, The 6th Energy Storage World Forum, Berlin, April 2013. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of Strategic Assessment of the Role and Value of Energy Storage Systems in the UK Low Carbon Energy Future and discussion afterwards

Higher interest about the topic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.energystorageforum.com/europe/uncategorized/post-forum-summary-berlin-2013-2
 
Description Supergen Energy Storage Consortium Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A number of Co-Is attended the Supergen Energy Storage Consortium Workshop in July 2016, to share progress on their work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk on hydrogen-vanadium and hydrogen cerium systems presented at UK Energy Storage Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk on hydrogen-vanadium and hydrogen cerium systems presented at UK Energy Storage Conference, to a national academic audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The future of compressed air energy storage in UK, London September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Yulong Ding hosted "The future of compressed air energy storage in UK", London September 2016, in partnership with IMAGES.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UK - China Future Energy workshop in Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a presentation on "Ancillary service requirement and optimisation in the future low carbon system" and the message was well received by the audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UK Energy Storage Conference, UKES2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Many of the ES4LCG Co-Is participated at the event, through being on the Science Advisory Board, giving talks and chairing sessions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://past.ukenergystorage.co/2014
 
Description UK Energy Storage Conference, UKES2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Many of the ES4LCG Co-Is participated at the event, through being on the Science Advisory Board, giving talks and chairing sessions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://past.ukenergystorage.co/
 
Description UK Energy Storage Conference, UKES2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Many of the ES4LCG Co-Is participated in UKES2016, by being on the Scientific Advisory Board, by chairing sessions and by giving talks/posters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ukenergystorage.co/
 
Description UK-China Collaborative Project on energy storage for intermittency 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Yulong Ding - UK-China Collaborative Project on energy storage for intermittency
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UK-China Energy Storage Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop is to bring together academia, industrialists, policymakers, NGOs and government officials between UK and China, building close links for future collaborations, and trading relationships. Over 100 participants attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UK-China Workshop on Clean Energy Utilisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This is for building close and sustainable collaborations between UK and Chinese early career researchers working on clean energy generation, storage and utilisation. Over 70 people attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UK-Korea interaction meeting: Addressing energy storage technology and deployment challenges, Seoul, 21-23 May 2013. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participants met with professionals from the research and business community to establish links with the aim of leading possible future collaborative efforts between the United Kingdom and Korea.

Both countries are recognising that opportunities exist in new energy storage technologies not only for the energy system but also for companies that develop devices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://cflcf.cc.demo.faelix.net/news/2013/05/30/clcf-programme-director-leads-uk-delegation-seoul
 
Description US-UK Grid-Scale Energy Storage Workshop, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, March 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The meeting provided a forum to compare and contrast the respective national activities and perspectives on grid-scale energy storage.

Participants had the opportunity to review and discuss in detail state of the art advancements in these areas with experts from U.S. National Laboratories, Universities and Industry from both continents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://bestar.lbl.gov/news/lawrence-berkeley-national-laboratory-hosts-the-u-s-u-k-grid-scale-energy...
 
Description Visit to industry colleagues in California to broaden impact links 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to colleagues in California, including CA Independent System Operator, Public Utilities Commission, Stanford Research International, Electric Power Research Institute. Aim is to broaden impact of EPSRC work on uncertainty quantification in complex computer models, including discussion of future collaboration and industry projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description WE Heraeus-Seminar "Analytical Tools for Fuel Cells and Batteries", Bad Honnef, Germany, March 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description pNMR workshop, Chamonix, September 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Conference and workshop for postgraduates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013