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Electricity storage is essential to the delivery of a secure, reliable and sustainable electricity network, strong enough to meet rising demand.

Investing in electricity storage now will provide a more efficient, resilient and flexible electricity grid. 

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New Global Apollo Programme report declares ‘urgent’ need for energy storage

The Global Apollo Programme has today declared energy storage as one of the three foundations for clean energy.  In stressing the need for united international action to provide clean energy, the pillars of renewables, nuclear power, and CCS are underpinned by energy storage, energy transmission and energy efficiency.

Anthony Price, Director of the Electricity Storage Network, the UK’s industry group for storage, welcomed the call to action by the founders of the Global Apollo Programme, saying:

 “Energy storage is fundamental to our electricity network and is going to become even more critical in the future. Not only do we need to have a plan to make storage available to all in the future, but we should have a plan to use storage now.

Storage, and renewable generation, including solar and wind, is vital as we bring electricity into the developing world, but it is already an important part of the smart grid. Storage at all scales, domestic, mid-size and utility scale are all achievable now, with demonstration projects underway here in the UK. We need to ensure however that there are open and efficient power markets in the UK, so that manufacturers and developers can deploy their products and showcase them to global customers.

Britain has the potential to be a world leader in this space but Government needs to increase its investment in developing storage, which will also support jobs creation and provide an export opportunity for UK plc.”  

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