As part of the Government’s 10 Point Plan for a green industrial revolution, BEIS has launched the £68M Longer Duration Energy Storage Demonstration Programme, to support the demonstration of innovative first-of-its-kind technologies which provide UK power grid flexibility. The programme is split into two funding streams, which target technologies at different maturity levels:
Stream 1 Grant Competition: Pre-Commercial Demonstration TRL 6/7
These cover three technology categories (electricity, thermal, power-to-x), and encompass two phases (1. preparatory, 2. build & commission).
Your proposal must:
Projects can be delivered by a single company or a consortium. To lead a project your organisation must:
The minimum technology requirements are:
Stream 1: Grant Competition: Pre-Commercial Demonstration TRL 6/7
This £37.2M grant competition supports capital expenditure for pre-commercial demonstrator proposals.
Phase 1. Mobilisation- put in place technical, legal, financial and commercial measures for Phase 2
Phase 2. Demonstration- build and demonstrate technology
Upon Phase 1 completion, project achievements will be considered to determine eligibility for Phase 2 progression. Activity must be experimental development. % funding determined by applicant size.
TRL 6/7. Must not yet be commercially deployed (in UK or elsewhere). Projects will increase TRLs by minimum of 2 levels.