Great Britain's energy vectors and transmission level energy storage

I. A.Grant Wilson*, Anthony J.R. Rennie, Peter J. Hall

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As an example of the challenges facing many developed countries, the scale of daily energy flows through Great Britain's electrical, gas and transport systems are presented. When this data is expressed graphically it illustrates important differences in the demand characteristics of these different vectors; these include the scale of energy delivered through the networks on a daily basis, and the scale of variability in the different demands over multiple timescales (seasonal, weekly and daily). The paper discusses energy storage in general; the scale of within day stores of energy available to the gas and electrical transmission networks, and suggests Synthetic Natural Gas as an interesting energy carrier that could use existing natural gas infrastructure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-628
Number of pages10
JournalEnergy Procedia
Early online date26 Dec 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event6th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB 2014 - Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Jun 201427 Jun 2014


  • Decarbonising heat
  • Energy vector data
  • GB pumped storage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)


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