The renewables industry should be wary of thinking that there will be a support mechanism-fuelled “gold rush” on energy storage in the UK, according to the director of the Electricity Storage Network (ESN).
The Renewable Energy Association (REA) is launching a Wood Heat Association to lobby on behalf of the biomass heating industry. Talking to Stuart Pocock, chief operating officer of the Renewable Energy Association at this year’s Solar Energy UK event, he explained the new REA subsidiary has been formed to “look after wood heat members”.
The rise of solar, electric vehicles and energy storage could enact a step change in the energy market which could undermine utilities, according to Gerard Reid, founder and managing partner of Alexa Capital.
A new form of demand response could help protect the grid and in doing so save Britain from required spending on infrastructure of as much as £1.26 billion by 2020, according to service provider Open Energi.