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Renewable Energy: Storage

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 38094, tabled on 23 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what funding her Department has allocated to help develop clean energy storage.

Answered on

26 May 2016

Energy storage is one way to provide flexibility to the energy system and to help make best use of our low carbon electricity generation. DECC has provided more than £18m of innovation funding since 2012 for development and demonstration storage technologies; including funding for four storage technology demonstration projects. In the Budget 2016 announcement, the government confirmed that it would allocate at least £50 million to help innovation in energy storage, demand-side response (DSR) and other smart technologies over the next five years.

Answered by

Department for Energy and Climate Change