Energy Storage

Energy Storage
Professor Brian Collins, CB, FREng
Professor of Engineering Policy, UCL
Energy ecosystem
Different Technologies for different purposes
*SMES (Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage)
Electricity Storage Association (ESA)
Zinc – Air grid-scale battery technology
Seawater pumped reservoir
Beacon Power - Flywheels
Aerial view of Beacon Power’s 20MW flywheel energy storage plant
in Stephentown, New York, which began operating in January. The
facility stores and returns energy on a moment-to-moment basis to
provide grid-stabilizing frequency regulation services.
The future
• A systems approach to energy generation,
transmission and usage
• Large scale trials
• Multidisciplinary engineering approaches
• International collaboration
• Economic and governance incentives
• Sustained policy
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