Articles tagged with: Ancillary Services

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What is Dynamic Containment and what does it mean for battery energy storage in the UK?

14 Sep 2020, 13:38 • By Alex Done
What is Dynamic Containment and what does it mean for battery energy storage in the UK?

The dynamics of balancing electricity supply and demand on the grid have been deeply affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but it's certainly not the only reason why the UK's electricity system operator is introducing a new service called Dynamic Containment. What is it and why is the UK already replacing its firm frequency response (FFR) and other ancillary services?

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Guest blog

CASE STUDY: Co-optimising a municipally owned battery storage site in Britain

3 Sep 2020, 12:36 • By Thomas Jennings
CASE STUDY: Co-optimising a municipally owned battery storage site in Britain

The largest battery storage project to be owned by a local government authority in the UK, the 30MW Fideoak project, required a novel software solution to ensure that the best return and maximum impact could be made with public money invested, as Thomas Jennings of Kiwi Power explains.

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Portugal’s big auction, Spain’s big target: Energy storage Iberia’s opportunities and challenges

14 Jul 2020, 06:30 • By Andy Colthorpe
Portugal’s big auction, Spain’s big target: Energy storage Iberia’s opportunities and challenges

In the past few months Spain has announced a 2.5GW energy storage target by 2030 and Portugal is hosting a solar tender with a significant add-on option for storage. Clean Horizon's experts Corentin Baschet and Tanguy Poirot spoke with Andy Colthorpe on the role batteries and other storage can play in the Iberian Peninsula’s energy transition in the present and future.

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Building battery storage systems to meet changing market requirements

6 Jul 2020, 06:10 • By Andy Colthorpe
Building battery storage systems to meet changing market requirements

Battery system integrators must navigate a broad array of technologies and varying market drivers when putting systems together. Andy Colthorpe speaks to Powin Energy and Sungrow about the engineering challenges involved in building lithium-ion battery storage.

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Digitising the solar revolution

1 Jul 2020, 14:34 • By Dr Jemma Green
Digitising the solar revolution

Our ability to generate renewable energy is scaling up fast, and solutions to integrate that energy will rely on technologies like blockchain to help keep new solutions on track. Power Ledger’s executive chairman and co-founder, Dr Jemma Green, looks at the role blockchain plays within her company’s platform to integrate and automate solar energy trading and balancing.

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Interviews

Energy Storage Digital Summit Q&A: Optimising for the multi-market strategy, with EDF’s Chris Regan

9 Jun 2020, 14:58 • By Andy Colthorpe
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Energy Storage Digital Summit Q&A: Optimising for the multi-market strategy, with EDF’s Chris Regan

SPONSORED: EDF are one of the largest aggregators of distributed flexible assets in Europe with significant presence in the UK, France, Germany and Belgium. Chris Regan, Head of Energy Trading Services, speaks to Energy-Storage.news editor Andy Colthorpe about EDF's view on battery storage and optimisation, the impacts of the pandemic on this market and what the future could look like.

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Editor's blog

The beauty of distributed energy storage: Sunverge CEO Martin Milani’s ‘different view’

28 May 2020, 09:28 • By Andy Colthorpe
The beauty of distributed energy storage: Sunverge CEO Martin Milani’s ‘different view’

Sunverge has been active in the market since 2011 and Martin Milani became chief executive officer (CEO) in late 2017, taking over from company founder Ken Munson. One of the pioneers of using aggregated residential energy storage systems to create virtual power plants (VPPs), here’s some of the backstory and where the company is going these days, as told to Andy Colthorpe.