Tendencias y Estudios / Energía que transforma

Balancing Supply and Demand

Energy Systems Catapult has launched a new whole energy system modelling tool to provide the most comprehensive view to date on how storage and flexibility technologies could help the UK decarbonise at least cost.
Called the Storage and Flexibility Model (SFM), it was built to address a collective lack of knowledge about the extent of the role storage and flexibility could play in the future.

Storage technologies, such as hot water tanks and batteries, are predicted to become a more integral part of the future energy system. As demand for electricity is expected to see a big rise, these technologies will help ensure networks can cope and allow homes and businesses to avoid peak times when energy is more expensive.
This report focusses on the experience gained from running the SFM, articulates what the tool can be used for, and the best ways of using it.