Flexible Funding Call 2021 (Round 2) - Supergen Energy Storage Network+

The Supergen Energy Storage Network+ connects and serves stakeholders across the whole energy community, advancing and championing UK energy storage research and deployment.

A major deliverable for the Supergen Network+ is its flexible funding scheme. A total of £410,000 is available over the next four years to support development through travel and conference grants, feasibility studies and research projects that will enhance existing knowledge to facilitate academic, industrial, policy or international impact.

Expressions of Interests (EoIs) are sought for a piece of work that will deliver an organic on-line spreadsheet document as a key outcome from Supergen Energy Storage Network+ enabling users to extract parameterised representations of different energy storage systems. This document will be referred to as “Parameterisations of Energy Storage Systems” (POESS). 

A total of £8,000 is available in the current round of funding. The maximum ‘cost’ per project is £10,000 (at 100% FEC); the maximum funding available by Supergen Network+ is £8,000 (at 80% FEC) per project. Only one submission per applicant is permitted.

Context

POESS is intended to be operated for several years after initiation and this has several ramifications: (i) The document must be accessible over the internet and must offer open access to all who have the link but must have edit rights restricted to approved users, (ii) POESS must be archived regularly so that at worst the loss of data from a human or system error is limited to two weeks maximum and (iii) it must not be locked to any one academic institution – or if it is, there must be clear and explicit agreement from the outset that a copy will be released if/when required by EPSRC and the original site will be closed with redirection to the new site. A Google Sheets document is one possible format but not the only possibility. The expectation is that this work can be done in three months or less.

More information is available here.

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