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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.

UK battery storage pipeline stands at 2.3GW, report finds

UK battery storage pipeline stands at 2.3GW, report finds

18 Jan 2017, 12:59

The UK has a pipeline of 2.3GW of commercial and industrial (C&I) and utility scale battery-based energy storage projects, with many developers already looking to ‘stack’ revenues through providing multiple services, a new report has found.

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.

Moixa eyes national tenders for storage sharing platform

Moixa eyes national tenders for storage sharing platform

5 Oct 2016, 15:49

Moixa is aiming to increase the amount of aggregated energy storage capacity through its GridShare platform to take on future national tenders, with the help of a new partnership with PV Kits Direct and a combined solar storage offer.

Interviews
What we know about the UK’s 200MW storage tender

What we know about the UK’s 200MW storage tender

31 Aug 2016, 17:18
• By John Parnell

Sam Wilkinson, of IHS Markit, talks to Energy-Storage.News about the winners in the UK’s recent 200MW Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tender which saw utility and renewables giants share the spoils.

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.

Reaction to Britain’s EU exit

Reaction to Britain’s EU exit

28 Jun 2016, 13:01

The United Kingdom’s decision by referendum last week to exit the European Union has been received negatively by one of the few commentators prepared to go on record with a UK industry view.

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.

Interviews
VIDEO: Storage tech and the future of energy with Sonnen’s UK chief

VIDEO: Storage tech and the future of energy with Sonnen’s UK chief

29 Mar 2016, 10:54
• By Andy Colthorpe

In the second part of our video interview with Sonnen’s UK director, Martin Allman, we look into the future. We talk smart meters, community energy trading, which steps forward Britain is ready to take – and why the industry needs to walk before it can run.

Interviews
VIDEO: Heat battery production by Scotland’s Sunamp

VIDEO: Heat battery production by Scotland’s Sunamp

17 Mar 2016, 17:05
• By Andy Colthorpe

Energy Storage News visited the offices and production facilities of Sunamp, a maker of heat batteries, in East Lothian, Scotland to hear how the systems are made and how they were developed.

Editor's blog
Clean army: Britain’s installers prepare for storage wars

Clean army: Britain’s installers prepare for storage wars

25 Feb 2016, 10:45
• By Andy Colthorpe

UK manufacturers and distributors are offering many different forms of training in energy storage installation for residential and small commercial level all over the country, in expectation that solar installers will want to add energy storage to their product ranges and skillsets.