Low winds and falling temperatures have caused power prices to spike this evening (26 November), as National Grid ESO warns of tight margins.
Whilst power demand has started to recover, the impact of COVID-19 continues to be uncertain as the country moves into the winter period.
Transmission and distribution grid-scale energy storage company Storelectric's chief technology officer, Mark Howitt takes a look at the impact of COVID-19 on the UK's grid, the lessons we can learn from it, and how storage could help manage these challenges in the future.
Up to £133 million could have been saved in grid balancing costs during the UK’s lockdown if smart electric vehicle (EV) charging and smart tech adoption had been more wide scale.
Shell-owned Limejump is set to optimise 100MW of battery storage, providing grid balancing and frequency response services.
Consumers simply aren’t aware of the value of their inherent energy flexibility, and more needs to be done to bring them up to speed and help them realise their potential.
Ørsted, formerly DONG Energy, has confirmed its entry into the UK battery storage market with a new 20MW project near Liverpool.
Transmission system demand is forecast to dip to new lows this summer, but National Grid has once again insisted it has the tools necessary to manage.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018 are now open, and one category we expect to be highly sought after this year is Utility-scale Storage Project of the year.