Ubiquitous energy storage

C. E. T. Foote, A. J. Roscoe, R. A. F. Currie, G. W. Ault, J. R. McDonald

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This paper presents a vision of a future power system with "ubiquitous energy storage", where storage would be utilized at all levels of the electricity system. The growing requirement for storage is reviewed, driven by the expansion of distributed generation. The capabilities and existing applications of various storage technologies are presented, providing a useful review of the state of the art. Energy storage will have to be integrated with the power system and there are various ways in which this may be achieved. Some of these options are discussed, as are commercial and regulatory issues. In two case studies, the costs and benefits of some storage options are assessed. It is concluded that electrical storage is not cost effective but that thermal storage offers attractive opportunities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Future Power Systems
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)90-78205-02-4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005
Event2005 International Conference on Future Power Systems - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 18 Nov 2005 → …


Conference2005 International Conference on Future Power Systems
Period18/11/05 → …


  • batteries
  • distributed control
  • electricity supply industry
  • energy storage
  • fuel storage
  • power system security


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