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Deployment of battery storage could add as much as 9GWh to the UK's grid system over the next five years

Energy storage allows for flexibility in the timing of when energy is supplied and when it is used. Storage of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels has been commonplace for centuries, and with the increasing use of electricity from variable renewable sources, electricity storage is becoming an integral element in achieving a smart, flexible, resilient energy network. Strategic placement of storage also gives the potential to avoid otherwise necessary network upgrades.

Read our Energy World articles on how energy storage fits into strategies for carbon reduction.

Learn about recent public funding for research and development of energy storage on our policy milestone website.

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Battery storage solution for Norwegian North Sea drilling rig

20-12-2018
Siemens has supplied a lithium-ion energy storage solution (ESS) to an offshore drilling rig in a move aimed at reducing the costs and environmental impact of oil production. The installation will make the West Mira drilling rig the first modern oil platform to operate a low-emission hybrid pow...

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Pumped hydro storage to ‘turbocharge’ energy transition – IHA

20-12-2018
A new industry report forecasts a significant increase in pumped hydropower storage capacity – but notes that inadequate funding models could hinder the technology’s expansion.  The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has predicted that existing pumped hydropower storage (PHS) capac...

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Australia increases energy storage capacity as summer approaches

26-11-2018
Australia’s largest integrated solar and battery storage facility – Victoria’s Gannawarra Energy Storage System (GESS) – has begun importing and exporting electricity to the grid ahead of the country’s summer demand spikes. The project marks the first time a utility-scale battery system has bee...

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Plunging battery costs to drive $1.2tn energy storage opportunity

13-11-2018
Falling battery costs are set to drive a surge in the installation of energy storage systems worldwide from 2018 until 2040, according to the latest annual forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).According to the latest Long-Term Energy Storage Outlook report, the global energy storage marke...

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Inter Pipeline acquires multinational European bulk liquid storage business

1-11-2018
Inter Pipeline’s European storage subsidiary, Inter Terminals, has entered into an agreement to acquire NuStar Energy’s European bulk liquid storage business, NuStar Europe, for $270mn.Commenting on the deal, Christian Bayle, Inter Pipeline's President and Chief Executive Officer, said: ‘The acquisi...

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Events and training

Energy Efficiency 2019

27-03-2019
Discover the latest technologies and innovations around saving energy, reducing carbon emissions, lowering operational costs and complying with legislation.

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Oil and Gas Industry Fundamentals 4-day training - June 2019

11-06-2019
This 4-day course is a leading course presented by an industry expert and practitioner. Delegates will cover the key sectors of the oil and gas industry from exploration through to fuel retailing. They will learn about the industry value chain covering conventional and unconventional resources, dril...

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NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety

9-09-2019
This NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil & Gas Operational Safety training will provide students with an industry recognised qualification for individuals with safety responsibilities in the oil and gas industry. The course is available as a 5-day classroom course, E-Learning and I...

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Aviation jet fuel

1-10-2019
This 3-day training course will provide delegates with an overview of aviation jet fuel, focusing on the jet engine, its underlying principles and fuel requirements as well as the critical characteristics of jet fuel, including additives, Industry best practice adopted in the supply, handling and us...

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Hazardous Area Classification - October 2019

14-10-2019
This 3-day training course will provide delegates with training on the Energy Institute Model Safe Code of Practice 15, Area Classification for Installations Handing Flammable Fluids. This internationally recognised publication provides methodologies for carrying out Hazardous Area Classification st...

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Technical guidance publications

HM 45. Statistical control of measuring instruments using control charts – simplified method

2019
This publication provides guidance for the adoption and implementation of statistical meter control charts. It is based on the statistical concepts used in ISO 4124 – Statistical control of dynamic liquid hydrocarbon volumetric metering systems. The document provides a simplified version suita...

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Safety notice: Electrical/electronic devices energised by button cells in hazardous areas (potentially explosive atmospheres)

2019
This poster is free to download for all registered users.The Safety Notice/Training Poster is aimed at operators, managers, trainers and staff of petroleum industry facilities which contain hazardous areas and are unsure about the ignition risk that the use of button cell energised devices may pose....

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Manual handling and ergonomic guidance sheet no.5: Package, storage and movement of loads from containers

2018
This document is freely available to all registered users of this site. The EI has created a set of 12 good practice guidance sheets for typical manual handling and ergonomic tasks in offshore energy industries. This guidance sheet focuses on good practice for planning and managing the unloading and...

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Guidance on conceptual design, selection and life cycle assurance of products intended to improve integrity of bases of above-ground storage tanks holding petroleum, petroleum products or other fuels

2018
This publication is intended primarily for use by process safety specialists, designers, inspectors, regulators and operators and owners of facilities holding bulk stores of petroleum, petroleum products or other fuels in above-ground storage tanks (ASTs).The information provided in this public...

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Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (known as the Blue Book)

2018
The fourth edition of Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (also known as the Blue Book) is essential reading for all those involved in the design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of facilities for the storage and dispens...

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