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Deployment of battery storage could add as much as 9GWh to the UK's grid system over the next five years

Energy storage allows for flexibility in the timing of when energy is supplied and when it is used. Storage of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels has been commonplace for centuries, and with the increasing use of electricity from variable renewable sources, electricity storage is becoming an integral element in achieving a smart, flexible, resilient energy network. Strategic placement of storage also gives the potential to avoid otherwise necessary network upgrades.

Read our Energy World articles on how energy storage fits into strategies for carbon reduction.

Learn about recent public funding for research and development of energy storage on our policy milestone website.

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Australia increases energy storage capacity as summer approaches

26-11-2018
Australia’s largest integrated solar and battery storage facility – Victoria’s Gannawarra Energy Storage System (GESS) – has begun importing and exporting electricity to the grid ahead of the country’s summer demand spikes. The project marks the first time a u...

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Plunging battery costs to drive $1.2tn energy storage opportunity

13-11-2018
Falling battery costs are set to drive a surge in the installation of energy storage systems worldwide from 2018 until 2040, according to the latest annual forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).According to the latest Long-Term Energy Storage Outlook report, the global energy storage marke...

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Inter Pipeline acquires multinational European bulk liquid storage business

1-11-2018
Inter Pipeline’s European storage subsidiary, Inter Terminals, has entered into an agreement to acquire NuStar Energy’s European bulk liquid storage business, NuStar Europe, for $270mn.Commenting on the deal, Christian Bayle, Inter Pipeline's President and Chief Executive Officer, said...

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World Bank commits $1bn to battery storage

4-10-2018
The World Bank Group (WBG) has committed $1bn for a ‘game-changing’ new global programme to accelerate investments in battery storage for energy systems in developing and middle-income countries. The ‘Accelerating Battery Storage for Development’ programme aims to financ...

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Gas engine in Budapest upgraded with energy storage

18-09-2018
The Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä has completed what it has described as its first engine and energy storage hybrid installation worldwide in Budapest, Hungary.The project, which the company says is also its first engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) energy storage projec...

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Events and training

Energy Efficiency 2019

27-03-2019
Discover the latest technologies and innovations around saving energy, reducing carbon emissions, lowering operational costs and complying with legislation.

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Oil and Gas Industry Fundamentals 4-day training - June 2019

11-06-2019
This 4-day course is a leading course presented by an industry expert and practitioner. Delegates will cover the key sectors of the oil and gas industry from exploration through to fuel retailing. They will learn about the industry value chain covering conventional and unconventional resources, dril...

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NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

9-09-2019
This NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil & Gas Operational Safety training will provide students with an industry recognised qualification for individuals with safety responsibilities in the oil and gas industry. The course is available as a 5-day classroom course, E-Learning and I...

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Aviation jet fuel

1-10-2019
This 3-day training course will provide delegates with an overview of aviation jet fuel, focusing on the jet engine, its underlying principles and fuel requirements as well as the critical characteristics of jet fuel, including additives, Industry best practice adopted in the supply, handling and us...

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Hazardous Area Classification - October 2019

14-10-2019
This 3-day training course will provide delegates with training on the Energy Institute Model Safe Code of Practice 15, Area Classification for Installations Handing Flammable Fluids. This internationally recognised publication provides methodologies for carrying out Hazardous Area Classification st...

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Technical guidance publications

Manual handling and ergonomic guidance sheet no.5: Package, storage and movement of loads from containers

2018
This document is freely available to all registered users of this site. The EI has created a set of 12 good practice guidance sheets for typical manual handling and ergonomic tasks in offshore energy industries. This guidance sheet focuses on good practice for planning and managing the unloading and...

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Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (known as the Blue Book)

2018
The fourth edition of Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (also known as the Blue Book) is essential reading for all those involved in the design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of facilities for the storage and dispens...

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G+ 2017 incident data report

2018
Free to download for registered users. For more information on the G+ visit www.gplusoffshorewind.comThe G+ is committed to providing the industry with information that will improve health and safety performance. Since the formation of the G+, members have been providing HSE information and statisti...

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Fuels for gas turbine engines

2018
Published by Landfall Press; Author: Eric Goodger. Since its emergence during WW2 as a viable alternative to the piston engine,the gas turbine engine has enjoyed a period of rapid development, becoming ubiquitous in the fields of both propulsive thrust and power generation. The related fuels ha...

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EI Research report: Investigation into the possible risks arising from the presence and operation of lithium-ion (rechargeable) button cell energised devices in potentially flammable atmospheres associated with transport fuels

2018
Please note that an addendum was issued in September 2018 for this publication, it is available for download and present in both the sample pages and the full PDF.This report was undertaken to assess the possible ignition risks posed by rechargeable lithium-ion button cell energised devices in poten...

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