As the year draws to a close, Current± takes a look back at some of the most significant stories of 2018. Today we recap stories from the first two months of the year, including news of coal’s collapse in the Capacity Market and government investment in V2G.
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Energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry has attempted to downplay the impact of the ‘standstill’ imposed on the UK’s Capacity Market, courting accusations of dishonesty from the company behind the legal challenge that resulted in the suspension of the scheme.
There has been a substantial drop in the levels of new battery capacity being entered into consideration for the Capacity Market, according to the prequalification results of the next auctions.
The government has failed to rule out that it may have to recover capacity market payments already made to contract holders as a result of today’s landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice.
The future of the Capacity Market has been plunged into doubt after the European Court of Justice annulled the European Commission’s decision not to object to the scheme.
RWE has ‘frozen’ it’s planned 100MW battery at the proposed Tilbury Energy Centre amidst concerns that the project’s Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) would not be able to secure Capacity Market contracts.
UK Power Reserve has confirmed that battery storage solutions from Fluence will be used to build out its entire 120MW portfolio of projects to have secured contracts in the 2016 Capacity Market auction.
EDF Energy has completed a 2MW trade of a Capacity Market obligation (CMO) with UK Power Reserve (UKPR) utilising a digital trading platform underpinned by blockchain technology.
Food wholesaler Philip Dennis Foodservice has installed energy storage units totalling over 4MW at its Barnstaple offices in an effort to generate revenue from grid services, rather than making savings from behind-the-meter activity.