IEA Technology Collaboration Programme


The International Energy Agency’s Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) brings together experts from industry, government and academic institutions to advance the research, development and commercialisation of energy technologies. (See 

The Energy Storage TCP has a mission to “facilitate integral research, development, implementation and integration of energy-storage technologies to optimise the energy efficiency of all kinds of energy system and to enable the increasing use of renewable energy instead of fossil fuels.” The membership includes a delegate and ‘alternate’ delegate from 21 countries, making up the Executive Committee. For the UK, Gill Davies from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) sits as the Delegate, supported by Dr Jonathan Radcliffe from the University of Birmingham (and a co-Investigator of the Energy Storage Supergen Network+). 

Please get in touch with Dr. Jonathan Radcliffe ([email protected]) for more information. 

Stakeholder engagement

The UK National Team for the TCP is a network of UK experts from industry, third sector and academia, open to all, convened by the Alternate Delegate. The purpose is to disseminate information about the work of the TCP to national stakeholders, and to highlight opportunities for involvement in the TCP’s activities. 

There are at least annual meetings of the National Team, with email updates between ExCo meetings. Please contact Dr Radcliffe to be included in the National Team.

From previous National Team meetings:

• 29th June 2023 – slides from Jonathan Radcliffe and Gill Davies (recording of meeting to come)

TCP activities

Sign up to the newsletter at to receive updates direct from the TCP. 


Enerstock conference 2024

“Enerstock is a leading international conference on energy storage, addressing the latest developments in science, policies, and deployment. It is organized every three years by the IEA Energy Storage Technology Collaboration Programme and attended by hundreds of experts.”

Enerstock 2024 will be held in Lyon, 5−7 June 2024, see

Important dates:

• 1 July 2023: Extended abstract submission open

• 1 December 2023: Extended abstract submission deadline



The TCP organises webinars on energy storage, see



‘Tasks’ address particular aspects of the TCP’s mission, which are proposed and agreed through the Executive Committee. The tasks report back to the Executive Committee, but the TCP does not provide any direct financial support for them. As of July 2023, there are ten tasks in operation, listed below and noting any UK participants. 

See for information on each task. If you are interested in contributing to a task, please contact the relevant task leader directly via the contact form on the task webpage. Please also notify the UK Alternate Delegate, Dr Radcliffe, of your intended contribution to the task.



UK involvement

Task 32

Open Sesame − Open-Source Energy Storage Models

Ulster University

Task 35

Flexible sector Coupling by the implementation of Energy Storage


Task 36

Carnot batteries

Durham University, 

University of Birmingham

Highview Power

University of Hertfordshire

Task 37

Smart Design and Control of Energy Storage Systems

Alan Turing Institute

University of Nottingham

University of Cambridge

Task 38

Ground Source de-icing for Infrastructure


Task 39

Large TES for District heating

Nottingham Trent University

University of Birmingham

Task 40

Compact Thermal Energy Storage (joint Task with SHC TCP)

University of Birmingham

Swansea University

Univ. of Warwick

Task 41

Economics of Energy Storage


Task 42(new)

System flexibility from Medium-Duration Energy Storage

Led by Prof. Seamus Garvey, University of Nottingham

Task 43(new)

Standardized use of building mass as storage for renewables and grid flexibility

New – being established

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