The government has confirmed changes to the Capacity Market which are designed to remove barriers for demand side response (DSR) and energy storage, making it easier for clean technologies to compete.
Domestic flexibility is on the verge of a widespread rollout, according to the Association for Decentralised Energy, following on from “years of trial projects and research”.
National Grid ESO has published its Power Responsive Demand Side Flexibility (DSF) annual report for 2019, highlighting the uncertainty that remains within the sector.
Last week’s T-4 Capacity Market clearing price jumped to £15.97/kW/y as over 100MW of storage was awarded contracts.
Ofgem has said that “more thought” is needed on how demand-side response (DSR) units can incorporate limited duration technologies, such as storage, when bidding for Capacity Market contracts.
The latest T-1 Capacity Market (CM) auction has cleared at £1.00/kW/y, with just two storage assets winning contracts, prompting renewed questions over the benefits of running such auctions.
A number of battery storage assets successfully landed capacity agreements in last week’s T-3 Capacity Market auction by listing as demand side response (DSR) assets.
Energy tech firm GridBeyond has clinched £9 million in its latest funding round, with investments from the likes of ESB and Total.
Great Britain will need at least 30GW of energy storage if it hopes to reach net zero by 2050, according to new research.