Oliver Schmidt

Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment

​South Kensington Campus

Imperial College London

London SW7 2AZ, UK

tel: +44 79 345 487 36

e-mail: o.schmidt15@imperial.ac.uk

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/oliver-schmidt/

Storage Lab is a research hub for electrical energy storage. We investigate the future cost of storage and the value it can provide to low-carbon energy systems. Our projects combine academic research with industry applications to develop economic insights on electricity storage. Storage Lab is led by Oliver Schmidt from Imperial College London.

Cost of electricity storage

Future investment cost. 

Raw material cost.

Levelised cost of storage. 

Value of electricity storage

Renewables integration.


Energy access.


  • Bloomberg interviews Oliver on Electric Insights report - 04.12.2019

  • New book on 'Technological Learning in Energy System' published, co-authored by Iain and Oliver -  22.11.2019

  • Oliver answers Q&A on the future of energy storage at Smart Energy Forum in Prague (in Czech) - 19.11.2019 

  • Article on gravity based energy storage published in The Guardian quoting a report by Storage Lab - 21.10.2019

  • First-time presentation on the future profitability potential for electricity storage at Energy Storage Europe - 13.03.2019

  • Publication on "Projecting the future levelized cost of electricity storage technologies" available in Joule - 09.01.2019 (Online tool)

  • Power Swarm, a network to connect energy transition professionals in the UK, initiated by Iain, Malte and Oliver - 18.10.2018

  • Oliver answered questions on energy storage for the 68k subscribers of Reddit's r/energy community (thread) - 28.09.2018 

  • Future cost and performance of water electrolysis and lithium-ion batteries estimated by leading expert - 20.12.2017

  • Oliver receives the Student Award 2017 of the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) - 06.11.2017

  • PV Magazine and Energy Storage Journal discuss research by Storage Lab - 24.07.2017

  • The Sun and The Herald report about research made by Storage Lab - 11.07.2017

  • Publication on "Future cost of electrical energy storage based on experience rates" available in Nature Energy - 10.07.2017 (News article)

  • "Rwanda - the clean-tech silicon valley of Africa?" - Inspiring blog on start-ups that bring solar PV + storage to Africa - 26.04.2017