VIDEO: UK’s net-zero ambitions and the role of energy storage

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It is increasingly becoming recognised that energy storage is crucial in helping the UK to meet its targets for reducing emissions and ensuring reliability of the energy system. In this panel discussion from the Energy Storage Summit 2021 held earlier this year, experts and stakeholders discuss what sort of changes might need to happen to make that contribution possible. 

Moderated by Julian Jansen of analysis and research group IHS Markit, panelists include representatives from the UK government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), gas distribution network group Wales & West Utilities, energy industry trade association Energy UK and not-for-profit technology accelerator and centre for excellence Energy Systems Catapult. 

Questions and topics discussed include: 

  • What will the right mix of technologies be to enable the industry to hit future targets?
  • The importance of modelling and the role that energy storage is already and will play
  • Simulating the ideal scenario for the real level of storage that will be required in the future
  • Innovation requirements to hit those targets 

Moderator: Julian Jansen, associate director, consulting for clean technology & renewable energy at IHS Markit

Panelists: Alex Buckman, practice manager for networks & energy storage at Energy Systems Catapult

Chris Clarke, energy strategy director at Wales & West Utilities

Chloe Lianos, energy storage innovation lead at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Charles Wood, head of new energy services & heat for Energy UK

Producer / presenter: Lucy Jacobson-Durham, Solar Media 

Cover image: A lot has changed since UK government minister Amber Rudd visited the country's first large-scale battery storage system, a 6MW / 10MWh BESS which was connected to the grid in 2014. Image: Younicos. 

Energy Storage Summit is returning for the 7th year on 22-23 February 2022 in a live format! It will continue to foster and accelerate investment and deployment of energy storage globally. Through informative panel sessions and case studies from leading industry figures, networking roundtables and private workshop sessions. We will also see the return of the exhibition hall where you can explore the innovative solutions and products available within the industry and exchange business ideas.

There are digital tickets also available.

Visit the website here for tickets and more information.

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