Energy Storage Technical Feasibility Assessment

As the Electricity System Operator, we must always ensure a stable grid so that energy is delivered safely and reliably to consumers.

Growth in electricity generated from renewable sources results in an increasing need to manage network constraints.  We are conducting a Technical Feasibility Assessment on how Energy Storage could help manage constraints on the Electricity Transmission Network between 2022-2030.

We invited consultants who would like to bid for the work to send us evidence of their capability and in parallel we invited industry stakeholders to comment on the Draft Scope of Work. This phase of work concluded on 10th June 2021.

Having received numerous Expressions of Interest in our project, we invited a shortlist of 6 preferred bidders to submit a Proposal by 7th July 2021.

The feedback received on our Draft Scope of Work has been incorporated into our Final Scope of Work and we have also published a summary of the observations made.

Following the conclusion of the tender process, DNV Services UK Ltd has been selected to perform the technical analysis. They will present a finalised report back to the ESO by December 2021 which will outline details from 4 related work-packages including recommendations based on the analysis undertaken.

If you have any further queries about the project, you can contact us at [email protected]

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Past events

5-point plan to manage constraints