An interactive map of energy storage facilities in the UK has gone live and the organisers want storage operators to add further data.
The so-called UK Energy Storage Observatory (UKESTO) aims to help share information from energy storage developed with capital grant facilities, maximising the value from those investments. It provides a way to share data between facilities and others, with the opportunity to assess energy storage technology options side-by-side. This allows the identification of gaps and to inform future policy and innovation decisions.
Now the vision for UKESTO, led by Dr Jonathan Radcliffe, reader in energy systems policy at the University of Birmingham, is that it continues to grow, tracking the development of more energy storage facilities and providing access to data from these facilities where possible.
It is inviting the wider community to share:
- Information on an energy storage facility via our interactive map.
- Experimental data from an energy storage facility or test bed via our database.
Parties interested in using UKESTO for either of these purposes or other opportunities for collaboration should contact Omar Saeed in the first instance for an informal discussion on the process.
The resource was funded by the EPSRC through the Supergen Network+