About Us


Swanbarton is the original energy storage consultancy. Our network of industry contacts and partners can accelerate your business in the GB market.


Our International Flow Battery Forum brings together storage specialists from around the world. We are founder members of the Electricity Storage Network, the association for UK storage organisations.

Our Team

We are a mix of engineers and analysts with skills in storage technologies, control systems, commercial analysis, energy industry regulation, innovation, product development, planning and project management.  

The rise of Stupid Electricity

The rise of Stupid Electricity

Posted on May 9, 2019

21st century power systems engineers may enjoy reflecting on the comical but expensive mistakes of the telecommunications industry in the 20thcentury. Digital technologies capable of controlling telephony services became available from the 1960s. At first the telecoms operators used the technology to replicate, more reliably and more economically, the exact same services that they’d formerly […]

The Minuteman of the Half Hour

The Minuteman of the Half Hour

Posted on Apr 25, 2019

The Concord Minuteman – “Minutemen were civilian colonists during the American Revolutionary War. They were known for being ready at a minute’s notice, hence the name. They provided a highly mobile, rapidly deployed force that allowed the colonies to respond immediately to war threats.” The burgeoning popularity of electric vehicles and the increase in renewable […]

Lighting the dark waters of local energy

Lighting the dark waters of local energy

Posted on Apr 11, 2019

 As long ago as 2016 we started warning of the information security risks in community energy schemes. In the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, we said that: There are many community energy schemes. Their number and variety are increasing briskly. They bring new kinds of information into existence and they handle existing kinds […]

Events we will attend:

Energy Storage

16 – 18 April 2019

Phoenix, Arizona

Local Energy

24 – 25 April 2019

Oxford, UK

All Energy

15 – 16 May 2019

Glasgow, Scotland

Call us on 01666 840948 or email info@swanbarton.com to arrange a meeting