If you want to contact Storelectric, you can do so using the contact form on this page or the details below.
3 Piccadilly Place
0161 242 1151
Storelectric (www.storelectric.com) is developing transmission and distribution gridscale energy storage, all built with today’s standard equipment.
Innovative adiabatic Compressed Air Energy Storage (TES CAES). Our 500MW, multiGWh installations will have zero/low emissions, operate at 68-70% round trip
efficiency, levelised cost significantly below that of gas-fired peaking plants, and use existing, off-the-shelf equipment. It simplifies the Huntorf plant, operating since 1978. A hybrid will provide reserve grid power.
Their CCGT CAES technology converts and gives new economic life to gas-fired power stations, halving emissions and adding storage revenues, thereby re-lifing stranded assets. It simplifies the McIntosh plant, operating since 1992. A hybrid is significantly more efficient.
Both technologies can offer black start and similar services. They will operate at scales of 20MW to multi-GW and durations from 4 hours to multi-day. With the potential to store the entire continent’s energy requirements for over a week, potential globally is greater still. In the future, Storelectric will further develop these technologies, and other geologies for CAES, all of which will greatly improve storage cost, duration, efficiency and global potential. They address the entire energy trilemma: the world’s most costeffective and widely implementable large scale energy storage technology, turning locally generated renewable energy into dispatchable electricity, thereby …
Enabling renewables to power grids cheaply, efficiently, reliably and resiliently.
Storelectric has identified a number of critical challenges for the energy transition, and their solutions. These are discussed below.
Most renewables generate electricity intermittency, i.e. when it wants to. This applies to wind, solar, tidal and wave energy. But we want the electricity when we want it: a constant “baseload” demand to which is added variable (time of day, day of week, and weather related) demand. Long-duration storage is needed at the same scale as renewable generation in order to turn its intermittency into on-demand (“dispatchable”) energy.
A next generation smart grid without energy storage is like a computer without a hard-drive.