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The Electricity Storage Network is the only UK group dedicated to electricity storage and has been providing a credible and influential industry voice since 2008.

The Electricity Storage Network is associated with the European Association for the Storage of Energy (EASE) and the Energy Storage Association (ESA) providing a broad base to understand USA and European markets and policies.


Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, opens UK Power Networks Smarter Network Storage battery

Regulating Electricity Storage

A major focus of the Electricity Storage Network's activities over the next 12 months will be supporting DECC and Ofgem with the "Call for Evidence" that will cover electricity storage.

Questions that need answering are:

  • Should electricity storage be classed as generation or storage?
  • Does electricity storage need to licensed?
  • How should electricity storage be defined?

In addition to activities in the UK we are working in Europe, through the European Association for the Storage of Energy, and the Commission are busily assessing their approach to storage.

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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