EDF has completed one of the UK’s largest battery storage projects, bringing online the 49MW West Burton B project to provide Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) services to National Grid.
Andy Lowe, head of business development at Flexitricity, explains the risks and rewards of navigating the Balancing Mechanism as the aggregator prepares to take third party assets into the market.
Behind the meter (BTM) storage in the UK’s commercial and industrial (C&I) sector could offer a 10GW market for battery energy storage under the right regulation and business models incorporating increased energy arbitrage.
National Grid has revealed a simplified, more standardised approach to Firm Frequency Response (FFR) procurement whilst teasing the first details of its fast-response follow-up to EFR.
Follow the launch of the follow-up to its popular demand response product Dynamic Demand, Clean Energy News caught up with Open Energi technical director Michael Bironneu and commercial director David Hill to discuss the platform’s development, demand response’s role in the energy transition and how it will change in the future.
National Grid has issued a warning to battery storage developers that it would expect them not to rely solely on grid balancing markets for revenue.
National Grid has confirmed an overhaul of the grid balancing markets it operates, pledging to “rationalise” products such as frequency response and operating reserve.
Kiwi Power is to finance and develop a battery storage project at a multi-technology renewable energy site in south Wales, where it will provide constant grid services availability to National Grid for two years in a first for the aggregator.
Energy storage could have saved Britain from some of the economic and environmental impact of National Grid’s shortfall in energy capacity during Wednesday’s evening peak, according to one industry expert.