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Large-scale storage gains toehold in the UK

Large-scale storage gains toehold in the UK

22 Feb 2017, 12:11
• By David Pickup

The potential for storage to help stabilise the grid has finally been recognised in the UK, where battery projects took all of the 200MW on offer in a recent frequency response tender. David Pickup looks at the evolving role of storage in the future grid and how further policy support can help it flourish.

Editor's blog
The UK: More tenders, government priorities and solving the revenue stream dilemma

The UK: More tenders, government priorities and solving the revenue stream dilemma

1 Feb 2017, 15:51
• By Andy Colthorpe

While Brexit – the impending departure of the UK from the European Union – looms, bringing uncertainty into the country’s economy and international relationships, the role energy storage will play in a decentralised, low(er) carbon and more flexible energy system at least seems a little more assured than it did before.

Guest blog
The hope invested in rural microgrids deserves better returns

The hope invested in rural microgrids deserves better returns

4 Jan 2017, 15:50
• By Harsh Thacker

Microgrids—distributed systems of localised generation, distribution network and load—are being increasingly deployed particularly in rural areas of emerging and under-developed countries to achieve energy access. However, a “fragmented and unorganised” sector still faces significant challenges, writes Harsh Thacker.

Editor's blog
Editor’s picks and the top 10 most read news of the year

Editor’s picks and the top 10 most read news of the year

27 Dec 2016, 09:00
• By Andy Colthorpe

Every year sees energy storage build on the success of the preceding one, it seems, and this year we were able to carry insights and opinions from some of the best placed participants and observers. Here’s our picks for the content most representative of the year it’s been, as well as the 10 most read news stories on the site.

Interviews
‘Exciting future’ - UK Electricity Storage Network ‘rejoicing’ as government

‘Exciting future’ - UK Electricity Storage Network ‘rejoicing’ as government

23 Nov 2016, 13:54
• By Andy Colthorpe

The UK’s government department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) and its regulator, Ofgem, have jointly launched a Call for Evidence on System Flexibility for the country’s power networks, putting storage at the forefront. Anthony Price, head of trade group the Electricity Storage Network spoke to Energy-Storage.News about the document, which gives stakeholders until January to respond.

Editor's blog
Five issues the upcoming UK smart power consultation must resolve

Five issues the upcoming UK smart power consultation must resolve

9 Nov 2016, 16:52
• By David Pratt

As the long-awaited call for evidence (CfE) on the future of the UK’s smart power policy gets ever closer, David Pratt outlines the five key areas the UK government is seeking to address in the upcoming document.

Guest blog
A jumpstart for India’s large-scale energy storage market

A jumpstart for India’s large-scale energy storage market

18 Oct 2016, 15:10
• By Harsh Thacker

After some hesitation, India’s energy storage market looks to be propelling itself into the big leagues with tenders and private projects on the way, Harsh Thacker of the India Energy Storage Alliance writes.

Editor's blog
Clean Energy Live: UK storage market nearing its tipping point

Clean Energy Live: UK storage market nearing its tipping point

13 Oct 2016, 13:45
• By David Pratt

With over 30 companies exhibiting battery products or espousing the technology to the thousands of visitors in attendance, storage was always going to play a major role at last week’s SEUK | Clean Energy Live exhibition. David Pratt summarises the view from the show floor with regards the UK’s burgeoning storage market.

Interviews
Storage deployment across the globe: insights from the US, UK and Asia

Storage deployment across the globe: insights from the US, UK and Asia

7 Sep 2016, 15:25
• By Danielle Ola

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) senior analyst Logan Goldie-Scot discusses with Energy-Storage.News drivers for the recent uptick in storage across the globe, as well as insights on why America has an ideal regulatory approach to storage technologies, the recent UK tender, and the potential of dynamic markets in Asia Pacific.

Analysis
The role for energy storage as an alternative to Hinkley Point C

The role for energy storage as an alternative to Hinkley Point C

17 Aug 2016, 17:15
• By James Blackman

The proposed 4GW nuclear plant in the UK has been labelled too expensive and too risky but supporters say it is crucial for the UK’s future energy mix. James Blackman looks into the realistic role energy storage technology could play in any mooted alternative plans to keep Britain’s lights on.

Interviews
Time for the US to open up access to the grid

Time for the US to open up access to the grid

19 Jul 2016, 16:24
• By John Parnell

The US must open up access to its grid and allow anyone who generates electricity to sell it on, according to an executive from energy storage company sonnen.

Guest blog
The other European issue: Continental grid codes and energy storage

The other European issue: Continental grid codes and energy storage

18 May 2016, 16:30
• By Dr Jill Cainey

As Britain ponders its future in the European Union, Dr Jill Cainey of UK trade group the Electricity Storage Network discusses how grid codes will remain a binding factor in the continent’s electricity markets, regardless of the outcome of the referendum.

Interviews
ESA’s policy director on FERC’s ‘strategic review’ of energy storage’s

ESA’s policy director on FERC’s ‘strategic review’ of energy storage’s

3 May 2016, 10:51
• By Andy Colthorpe

Operators of transmission infrastructure and wholesale markets in the US have supplied their views on energy storage to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), with industry and other stakeholders expected to follow. Energy-Storage.News’ Andy Colthorpe spoke with Energy Storage Association policy expert Jason Burwen on what he describes as a “systematic review” that could have a transformative effect on the market and drivers for storage.

Editor's blog
Energy Storage Summit: A snapshot of the UK energy storage space

Energy Storage Summit: A snapshot of the UK energy storage space

27 Apr 2016, 08:12
• By Andy Colthorpe

This week, at the Energy Storage Summit in London on Thursday, Solar Media brings together a broad range of stakeholders as the country goes through some defining moments in infrastructure and energy policy. Here are some interesting recent developments in the space – and who you might expect to meet if you make it to Twickenham Stadium.