“Haynes Manual – Electricity Storage”; launched by RenewableUK, co-edited by RCG.
27 July 2020
London, United Kingdom – Last week RenewableUK launched a new guide on energy storage, “Electricity Storage: The Cornerstone of the UK’s Future Energy System” published by Haynes as part of its world-famous series of manuals. The publication was edited by RenewableUK, RCG (Renewables Consulting Group) and Siemens Energy.
The manual sets out the diverse range of storage technologies under development from pumped hydro schemes, compressed air stored in deep underground mines, to battery storage. It also includes new applications like hydrogen, molten salt, ammonia and gravity-based systems.
Increasing electrification across the economy means that the demand for clean power will continue to grow. The ability to store electricity using a variety of technologies will be an essential part of future energy systems. In terms of new capacity, lithium-ion battery storage continues to be the most widely used technology. Green hydrogen, made from electricity generated by offshore wind farms, could be used for heating and transport; providing a new route to decarbonising these sectors. Ammonia is a vital feedstock for agricultural fertilisers and industrial processes, but is also a versatile energy carrier in its own right. This too can be linked to renewable energy production.
Commenting on the publication, Lee Clarke, RCG’s Chief Operating Officer said:
“Globally, a key driver of growth in energy storage assets has been the co-location with renewable energy production in order to stabilises production and ensure delivery of firm capacity when demand peaks. We recognise that energy storage is a vital aspect for future increased penetration of renewable energy in the power system. RCG was therefore delighted to assist RenewableUK in editing this handy introduction in the famous Haynes Manual series.” – Lee Clarke, Chief Operating Officer.
The Haynes Manual “Electricity Storage: The Cornerstone of the UK’s Future Energy System” is available to download at RenewableUK’s website [click here ↑].
Caption: “Electricity Storage: The Cornerstone of the UK’s Future Energy System” is published by Haynes as part of its world-famous series of manuals, edited by RenewableUK, RCG (The Renewables Consulting Group) and Siemens Energy.