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FUNDING CALL - Develop and integrate energy storage technologies at grid scale

Both short-term balancing technologies and long-term inter-seasonal technologies are of interest.

For more information on the background scope of this funding opportunity, please see the grid scale energy storage workshop report (PDF, 196KB).

While we understand research in this area can be interdisciplinary, the project must be in the remit of EPSRC with at least 50% of the proposed work falling within the energy theme at EPSRC.

The following are of interest. Please note this list is not exhaustive and alternative or novel areas are welcome:

  • mechanical storage systems
  • compressed-air energy storage
  • storage of heat, hydrogen or natural gas
  • heat pumps or pumped heat electrical storage.

EPSRC do not require specific industrial collaboration to be included in the application. However, support from project partners is welcome and letters of support can be attached to the full proposal submission, if appropriate.

Funding available

We plan to award approximately 8 to 10 proposals from this opportunity. Projects will be for 24 months in duration and valued between £500,000 and £1.5 million for fundamental research in this area.

Equipment over £10,000 in value (including VAT) is not available. Smaller items of equipment (individually under £10,000) should be under the ‘directly incurred – other costs’ heading.

For more information, please visit the EPSRC website >>


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