A Good Practice Guide (GPG) setting out the foundations for good practice in the Electrical Energy Storage (EES) sector has been developed in the UK.
By summarising ‘good practice’ for those deploying EES, in relation to the whole project life-cycle, the guide is set to become a go to reference text for the industry.
It covers battery technologies (lead-acid, nickel-candmium, high temperature sodium and Lithium-ion), flow batteries and thermodynamic cycle energy storage.
The guide was produced by the Energy Storage Operators’ Forum (ESOF), funded by its members along with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and developed by EA Technology in collaboration with ESOF.
The free GPG outlines the knowledge and experience from all of ESOF’s members’ many and varied EES projects which have deployed more than 12.6 MW/20.6 MWh of EES across the UK so far, most of which are the ‘first of their kind’.
Brimming with practical advice and expertise gleaned from ‘real life’ situations, the GPG is structured to directly relate to a project life-cycle and includes chapters on procurement, installation, safety assessment and business case development.
Stewart Reid, Chair of ESOF and Future Networks Manager, Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distribution, said: it was ‘the fruition of the superb efforts’ of ESOF members and was a great example of the British electricity industry working together to produce a fantastic piece of work.
Dave Roberts, Future Networks Director, EA Technology, said: “There is a growing body of energy storage trials up and down the country; our role has been to identify relevant learning and to put them into an accessible / readable format.
He added: “We hope that the guide becomes an invaluable tool as energy storage becomes more widely adopted throughout Great Britain.”
The GPG can be downloaded here