An industry row over the best way to develop energy storage and the role of DNOs broke out at a select committee hearing this week. On one side, industry experts claimed that giving DNOs ownership and operation of energy storage projects would be the best way to develop the nascent technology. On the other side, Tempus Energy chief executive Sara Bell slammed DNOs for their lack of innovation and said they couldn’t be trusted to lead the development of storage. The Energy and Climate Change select committee, which was hearing evidence on smart grids, was trying to identify barriers to the uptake of energy storage. Energy storage, which is not yet available on a wide scale, would mitigate the fluctuations of renewable generation.
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