In the wake of the UK’s black out on 9 August, Liam Stoker speaks to the UK’s battery storage scene to determine precisely how it helped bring the UK’s power grids back online, and how they could prevent similar events in the future
Flexible energy projects could be fast-tracked through the connections queue as part of plans to “modernise” the way connection requests are handled.
Vattenfall’s networks division has landed its first distribution network contract less than a year after launching.
Fixed charges are to be applied to all final demand network users irrespective of their ability to reduce their impact on the grid through generation or flexibility under Ofgem’s preferred strategy for its Targeted Charging Review (TCR).
Ofgem has set out its plans to overhaul the charging arrangements of the UK energy system to allocate more costs to distributed generation to reflect the ongoing changes in the sector.
Liam Stoker talks to Andrew Scobie and Richard Dowling of the Faraday Grid to talk fixing a broken energy system, an internet-esque revolution at grid-level and what’s wrong with electric vehicles.
Ofgem stressed that it will need the help of industry if it is to strike the right balance between enabling the energy transition and keeping costs to within acceptable limits, as it designs the second set of network cost controls.