The IEA – International Energy Agency – has been working on energy storage for years. You find the activities at a dedicated homepage for the Energy Conservation through Energy Storage (ECES) group at www.iea-eces.org. You find historical data on finalized energy storage projects but more important the tasks, called annexes, that are active.
Annex 15 Distributed Generation and Electrical Energy Storage (still pending)
Annex 16 Deployment of Energy Storage(PCM and UTES) 2006-2007 (planned)
Annex 18 Transportation of Thermal Energy by TES 2006-2009 (planned)
Annex 19 Optimized Industrial ProcessHeatand Power Generation by TES 2006-2008 (planned)
Annex 20 Sustainable Cooling by TES 2006-2007
It seems that things are going very slow and under planing. Could we please do better?