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Energy Storage and Management Study

DescriptionEnergy Storage and Management Study
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateNovember 02, 2010


ISBN 978 0 7559 9730 5 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 10885

This document is also available in pdf format (1.4mb)


Executive summary

1 Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 The role of energy storage
1.3 Project objectives

2 Stage 1: The challenge of addressing intermittency
2.2 Scottish electricity demand growth
2.3 Scotland - Generation Scenario 1
2.4 Scenario 2
2.5 Scenario 3

3 Inventory of Energy Storage Technologies
3.1 Fluid Storage
3.2 Advanced battery systems
3.3 Mechanical Systems
3.4 Electro Magnetic Systems
3.5 Hydrogen for energy storage

4 Energy Management Technologies
4.1 Electric vehicles
4.2 Peak Demand Management
4.3 Smart meters
4.4 Smart grids
4.5 Electric heating
4.6 Timescales for Development of Solutions

5 Non technical issues, supply chain and regulation of energy storage
5.1 Assessment of constraints
5.2 Scottish Supply Chain
5.3 Economic potential from energy storage to the Scottish Economy
5.4 Regulatory

6 Energy Storage Technologies applicable to Scotland
6.1 Scenario Impacts
6.2 Scope of storage to manage transmission constraints
6.3 Technology Assessment
6.4 Top Three Energy Storage Technologies
6.5 Energy Storage requirement

7 Greenhouse gas savings from energy storage

8 Conclusions
8.1 Scenario 1
8.2 Scenario 2
8.3 Scenario 3
8.4 Suitable Energy Storage
8.5 Future steps



Appendix 1: Energy storage technologies applicability to Scotland
Appendix 2: Compressed Air for Renewables Event


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17 th September 2010