Cryogenic energy storage (CES) pilot plant

Highview Power Storage, Scottish and Southern Energy, BOC/Linde, University of Leeds

Energy storage is critical if we are serious about replacing fossil fuels with renewable electricity sources. One of the key problems with wind, wave and solar power is their intermittency, so matching the unreliable supply of green electricity to our demand requires an intermediate step so we can save the energy in some form for when we need it. Additionally, those countries whose traditional infrastructure is struggling to meet demand could benefit hugely from a back-up system to help accommodate peak consumption.

Read more: http://www.theengineer.co.uk/awards-2011/the-2011-energy-and-environment-winner-ces/1011114.article