The head of the newly-established National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has revealed he considers energy storage a key part of Britain’s future energy network. Speaking at an energy storage event in London hosted by the Renewable Energy Association (REA), the NIC chief executive Phil Graham said his team was looking at was how to deliver a flexible energy system in relation to increasingly intermittent power supply from renewables. “We are looking at solutions there, one of which is interconnection, one of which is demand side response, and one of which is storage,” he said. “It is becoming clear to us that storage is a key part of the solution”.
Edie 22nd Jan 2016 read more »
Large-scale storage systems in the U.K. are already competitive under certain circumstances, while small-scale decentralized energy installations with storage on site can be competitive around 2017, according to a new KPMG report. British energy storage stakeholders are changing the frame of their policy arguments, demanding from the government fair regulations. The U.K.’s energy storage market is gathering pace, expecting to repeat the recent solar PV success albeit in totally different terms. This is the leading message of the Energy Storage: The New Market Dynamic event organized by the Renewable Energy Association (REA) this week in London.
Renew Economy 25th Jan 2016 read more »