Drax’s Cruachan Power Station has started to provide National Grid ESO with inertia as part of a six-year contract.
Statkraft has signed a deal to install GE’s Rotating Stabilizer technology as part of a new approach to provide stability on Great Britain’s grid.
National Grid ESO has set its sights on a broader range of technologies as the second phase of its Stability Pathfinder gets underway.
Current± talked to Mark Tarry, MD of AMP Clean Energy's Urban Reserve project, about the importance of decentralised power sources.
Drax CEO Will Gardiner spoke to Current± about why ending coal made sense, what will happen to the remaining units post-2022 and how bioenergy alongside carbon capture and storage (BECCS) fits into the future energy mix.
Five companies are to provide National Grid ESO with inertia without the need to simultaneously provide electricity.
Ofgem’s investigation into National Grid's Electricity System Operator (ESO) is to continue in light of the 9 August blackout, with the regulator recommending a review into the Security and Quality of Supply Standard (SQSS).
John Sterling, director of market & policy affairs at international solar firm First Solar, discusses the role synthetic inertia can play in grid stability and, crucially, how renewables and storage plant could contribute.