University of Leeds exploratory survey conducted in February 2018 to understand prospective public acceptance of Distributed Energy Storage (DES) technologies at household and community level in the UK, involving a nationally representative sample of 949 individuals. The survey shows that while the level of awareness of DES among the UK public is still very low, initial evaluation of information on domestic and neighbourhood battery storage is positive and evokes positive feelings that are significant predictors of positive attitudes. Moreover, the UK public has strong expectations about the technology, its benefits and