Share of up to £20 million to support the demonstration of large-scale energy storage using innovative technologies.
Award: Share of up to £20 million
Opens: 30th Jan 2019
Closes: 26th Apr 2019
The objective of the Storage at Scale Competition is to support, through capital grants provided by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the demonstration of large-scale energy storage using innovative technologies, capable of operating cost-effectively with a target minimum output power of 30MW or minimum capacity of 50MWh for electrical energy storage technologies, or with a target minimum input power of 5MW for power-to-x technologies.
The competition will consider proposals for pre-commercial innovative large, static electrical energy or power-to-x (e.g. Hydrogen, Ammonia, Biomethane etc.) energy storage facilities. The demonstrations delivered through the competition will be cost-competitive to existing storage technologies and address limitations such as degradation and lifetime issues, geographical restrictions, as well as safety and sustainability concerns.
The detailed technical deliverables will be different for each project, but all the projects will be expected to deliver the following objectives:
Projects are expected to support pre-commercial development and demonstration activity between Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 6 to 8.
During a project funded by this Competition, the supported technologies must advance to TRL 9.
Projects may either be delivered by sole organisations or by a consortium of project partners, which must be UK-based.
If the project is delivered by a project team or consortium, a single project application must be submitted to BEIS by the lead project member – the project co-ordinator.
Project team members can be:
The project co-ordinator for the funded activities must be a registered private sector company with the necessary skills, experience and capacity to effectively lead the proposed project.
The majority of project spend must take place in the UK.
Grant funding of up to £20 million is available to fund up to 3 demonstration projects.
The Competition will fund experimental development projects only.
The eligible project costs incurred by any single undertaking within a single consortium must not exceed 70% of the total project costs.
Funding will not be provided for:
For further information on this competition, please visit the competition guidance notes here.