Tuesday 13th May 2014, 12:15 – 15:00, Terrace Pavilion, House of Commons

PRASEG are proudly hosting in association with the Electricity Storage Network this reception entitled, ‘Electricity Storage in the Future Vision for a Lower Cost Sustainable Energy System’ sponsored by RES, Poyry, S&C Electric, Highview Power and Parker Energy Grid Tie. This reception will look at the important future role for Electricity Storage in our electricity system and the benefits it can deliver for the UK.


This event will be hosted by Dr Alan Whitehead MP, PRASEG Chair

With UK electricity generation undergoing a dramatic transition from large scale fossil fuel plant towards a new mix including significant capacity from low-carbon, large-scale and decentralised energy technologies, the UK’s grid networks need to adapt to meet this challenge. The future smart grid will need to be smarter and more flexible to make the most efficient use of intermittent renewable technology, improve resilience and efficient use of capacity and at the same time deliver better customer service and reduce system costs.

Electricity Storage has an important role to play in making a flexible, reliable, sustainable and lower cost smart grid a reality. This burgeoning sector covers a range of technologies including pumped hydro, Liquid Air Systems, flow batteries and pumped heat systems many of which are already operational or coming online now. Since 2008 twenty three advanced electricity energy storage projects have been installed, constructed or planned since 2008.

This reception will explore recent developments in electricity storage technology, including those being delivered by Distribution Network Operators through the Low Carbon Network Fund and discuss the potential and benefits of further investment in this sector. The reception will also showcase a new vision statement by the Electricity Storage Network making recommendations on the policy framework needed to support the development of a lower cost and sustainable energy system

To confirm you would like to attend this event, please contact Rhys Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 722 22546

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