Replacing coal with an electricity storage industry – NIC response
15th March 2017
Response to the call for evidence in the National Infrastructure Commission technology review
Sandbag’s vision for 2023: The remaining 6GW of coal plant in the Capacity Auction is replaced with electricity storage, a significant portion of which is built from a thriving UK-based energy storage industry.
The UK electricity market is changing fast. By 2030, most of the UK’s electricity will come from nuclear, wind and solar. To utilise this low-carbon and near-free power requires a new grid infrastructure, with batteries and energy storage technology as an essential component.
Image of a Tesla lithium ion battery used under a Creative Commons licence, with thanks to Kqedquest.