The Anonymous Widower

Gresham House Energy Storage Fund Has Staying Power

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article in the Tempus column of The Times.

It is a good explanation of how energy storage funds like Gresham House work.

I believe they are very much the future.

Some of the new forms of energy storage, that I talk about on this blog tick all of the boxes and may even satisfy an extreme supporter of Extinction Rebellion.

  • Extremely environmentally friendly.
  • Higher energy-density than lithium-ion
  • Lower cost per GWh, than lithium-ion
  • Much longer life than lithium-ion.
  • Safe to install in built up areas.
  • GWh-scale storage in a football pitch space or smaller.

The UK’s largest battery is the 9.1 GWh Electric Mountain pumped storage system in Snowdonia and there is talk about over 100 GW of offshore wind turbines in UK waters. There will be masses of energy storage built in the UK in the next forty years to support these wind turbines.


Companies like Gresham House Energy Fund seem to have developed a model, that could provide the necessary energy storage and a safe reliable home for the billions of pounds in the UK, that is invested in pension funds.

Lithium-ion batteries will be reserved for mobile applications.

September 2, 2020 - Posted by | Energy, Energy Storage | , , ,


  1. Confused by one of the bullet points in their Key Information Document, which states the mix, “may include gas engines or diesel/dual-fuel (diesel-and-gas) reciprocating engines where these projects
    have a ‘‘net export’’ connection.”

    Comment by Matthew | September 4, 2020 | Reply

    • I can envisage gas engines running on landfill or sewage gases with perhaps some solar and windpower linked to some batteries, as a power plant in some locations.

      I think, they’re not limiting their investments, if someone came up with an innovative and sensible idea.

      This system, that was built by Islington Council, would be an allowed investment according to what you say, but Extinction Rebellion might not like it.

      Comment by AnonW | September 4, 2020 | Reply

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