Scotland’s energy system is undergoing a major transformation in response to pressures to deliver clean, affordable and secure supplies of energy, in conjunction with wider economic and social benefits, amid rapid changes in global energy markets and technologies. Energy storage is likely to be an increasingly important part of this transition. In particular, there is a need to understand the potential for storage integration across the whole energy system (power, heat and mobility).

ClimateXChange commissioned two reports to review the state of technological and market development in the context of Scotland’s energy policy ambitions. They cover thermal energy storage and electrical energy storage respectively.

Insights from each of these reports are presented in the Energy Storage in Scotland Summary to help support thinking on integrated energy policy.