World : £20M competition for energy storage launched

A £20M competition for large scale energy storage solutions has been launched by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). 

The “Storage at Scale” competition is searching for “innovative, replicable solutions” that act as competitive alternatives to conventional forms of energy storage such as pump storage hydro-electric schemes or batteries. 

The £20M fund will support up to three projects between 2019 and 2021. 

Submissions must be different to what is already commercially available and applicants must show that they can provide a solution with a minimum output power of 30MW or minimum capacity of 50MWh. 

Energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry said cleaner energy was a intergral part of the smart energy future for the UK. 


Source :

Smart Grid Bulletin July 2019

View all SMART GRID Bulletins click here