For the next session in the Current± Briefings webinar series, we’re chatting to National Grid ESO about the growing market for inertia in Britain.
As renewable capacity continues to grow apace, the need for alternative sources of inertia is becoming increasingly clear. To manage this, the ESO began running pathfinders a few years ago, with the first projects now coming to fruition.
While some involve innovative new technologies – like Quinbrook’s synchronous condenser or the use of Drax’s Cruachan hydroelectric pumped storage plant – existing energy sources will also be able to contribute thanks to a recent Grid Code modification. GC0137 will allow renewables and inverters to provide inertia using virtual synchronous machine capability.
Following these recent developments, Current± is chatting to ESO operability manager Shurooque Baloch at 11am BST on 27 April about what the emerging inertia market is set to look like, including which technologies are set to come online in the short term, the demand for inertia in the UK and the potential revenue opportunities it offers for renewables and other energy technologies.
The session will be the latest in our Current± Briefings series, with another session on the recently released energy security strategy running on 20 April, with a panel made up of speakers from the IPPR, Energy UK and Modo.
The Current± Briefings: The emerging inertia market in Britain webinar will take place at 11am BST, on 27 April 2022. To register for the event, click here.