The first edition of the REA’s Energy Storage in the UK report, published winter 2015, is now available to the public. The report introduces readers to the key technologies in this rapidly emerging area, offers an overview of the current market in the UK including listing existing projects, outlines international policies that support the development of the energy storage market, and identifies barriers and next steps for the domestic development of this industry.
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The REA sees energy storage as the missing piece to energy policy in the UK. Storage can help deliver the low carbon energy the country needs and should be incentivised and supported appropriately. REA is now launching support for the storage industry building on our position as the only trade body representing every renewable technology.
The UK Energy Storage group will work closely with Government and its officials on policy areas including financial incentives, planning, building regulations and taxation. It will also develop technical and training standards, where it can rely on the support of other REA groups working on issues such as decentralised energy and grid connection.
The group will provide expert advice on all these issues to its membership either individually or through its regular member meetings.
Benefits of Membership
How to benefit from the opportunities for energy storage in the UK - jobs, manufacturing, supply chain and installation:
- Access to industry experts providing advice on the market, regulations, certification processes and technical support
- Access to market research studies (tracking industry trends, central source of information for solar)
- Access to online library of reference documents and related material
- Training and education advice
- Network with industry stakeholders and the wider building construction industry
- Opportunity to influence future Government policy and standards
- Discounted rates to attend various REA and other UK industry conferences and exhibitions
Main Policy Areas:
- Financial incentives
- Positive planning agenda
- Accreditation of installers and certification of products
- Government’s micro-generation strategy and related programmes
- All other technical issues to push the technologies into the mainstream
The group will meet regularly and may comprise working groups on dedicated subjects such as technical standards.