Energy storage firm redT and technology specialist Open Energi are to use a vanadium redox flow machine to provide grid frequency response services for the first time.
The UK will need 20 million ‘mini power stations’ to reach its net zero energy goals, with the need to create a policy framework for technologies like solar PV and energy storage an immediate priority, a group convened in parliament this week heard.
Flexibility markets must be simple for stakeholders if the UK is to truly “unlock” the power of new energy technologies, the Energy Networks Association’s Open Networks Project has said.
Ofgem is hoping to eradicate the double-charging of storage assets through the addition of a formal definition of energy storage to the regulatory framework.
The government has thrown its weight behind four cutting edge technology demonstrator projects which will “jump start the energy revolution”.
UK battery storage firm Zenobe Energy has secured a £25 million investment from Japanese power giants Jera and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco).
Our re-cap of the year continues with the biggest stories in May and June, as solar PV generation records tumble in the UK’s glorious sunshine and investment in energy storage technologies ramps up.
Energy regulation is moving too slowly for the market to truly take advantage of the emerging “digital highway” of electricity, Eaton’s Louis Shaffer has said.
Energy storage, electric vehicles, demand response and interconnectors will be needed to provide the flexibility required for the energy transition to take hold by reducing the need for fossil-fuelled backup.