What are these projects?
One project will investigate the potential for storing electricity via Compressed Air in Thermal Generation’s mothballed gas storage cavities in Cheshire, with R&D UK Centre working alongside EDF UK's Thermal Generation, IO Consulting and Hydrostor. EDF R&D is leading a consortium with the University of Bristol, UKAEA and Urenco, to demonstrate the feasibility of storing Hydrogen in Depleted Uranium.
Finally, there are two projects where Pivot Power are supported by R&D UK Centre. The first project, delivered in partnership with Scotland-based Infinity, will trial the use of vanadium-flow batteries, which store electricity in an aqueous solution that never degrades. Pivot Power will also work alongside e-Zinc, with support from Frontier Economics, to store electricity in zinc, a low-cost, sustainable method of energy storage.