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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.

What's new?

New technology options broaden the scope for carbon capture and storage

1-03-2019
How is the global development of carbon capture and storage proceeding? That partly depends on who you ask, writes Mark Rowe. Yet several promising new technologies are emerging and there are signs that investors are beginning to trust the technology.

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Energy Insight: Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS) in the UK

12-02-2019
Q.  The UK government has abandoned CCS projects in the past. Will the UK ever succeed in getting CCS in any form in the future?The UK Government is committed, by a law it passed itself over 20 years ago (the Climate Change Act 2008) to ensure that "the net UK carbon account for the year 2050 i...

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Varied CO2 injection rates could boost efficiency and security of geological storage sites

6-02-2019
Varying the rate at which carbon dioxide (CO2) is injected into geological storage sites can enhance not just their efficiency but also their ability to store the greenhouse gas securely, according to a new study, reports Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS). These findings will be inva...

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New York continues to move on energy efficiency, storage and solar power

25-01-2019
New York State is introducing aggressive development plans despite federal government indifference to climate change. Late last year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state’s Public Service Commission had approved two initiatives that will increase New York’s energy efficiency ...

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New heat storage technology on the way

21-01-2019
What is said to be the world’s first grid-scale pumped heat energy storage (PHES) system has been commissioned by the technical team at the Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research at Newcastle University. Based in Fareham, Hampshire, the facility includes grid-coupled PHES technology rated a...

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Events and training

Fuellers' conversation - LNG as a marine fuel - progress, prospects and pitfalls

27-02-2019
The Speaker will be Chris LeFevre, Senior Visiting Research Fellow – The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers.

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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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Technical guidance publications

Human and organisational factors in end of service life and decommissioning

2019
This document is freely available to all registered users of this site.Health, safety, wellbeing and performance of those working on sites, both on and offshore, undergoing decommissioning can be adversely affected by changes in the nature of the tasks performed and the conditions under which they a...

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HM 45. Statistical control of measuring instruments using control charts – simplified method

2019
This publication provides guidance for the adoption and implementation of statistical meter control charts. It is based on the statistical concepts used in ISO 4124 – Statistical control of dynamic liquid hydrocarbon volumetric metering systems. The document provides a simplified version suita...

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Safety notice: Electrical/electronic devices energised by button cells in hazardous areas (potentially explosive atmospheres)

2019
This poster is free to download for all registered users.The Safety Notice/Training Poster is aimed at operators, managers, trainers and staff of petroleum industry facilities which contain hazardous areas and are unsure about the ignition risk that the use of button cell energised devices may pose....

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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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Guidance on conceptual design, selection and life cycle assurance of products intended to improve integrity of bases of above-ground storage tanks holding petroleum, petroleum products or other fuels

2018
This publication is intended primarily for use by process safety specialists, designers, inspectors, regulators and operators and owners of facilities holding bulk stores of petroleum, petroleum products or other fuels in above-ground storage tanks (ASTs).The information provided in this public...

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