Articles tagged with: Grid Stability

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VIDEO: Ireland’s energy storage market needs in focus

11 May 2021, 12:35 • By Solar Media Staff
VIDEO: Ireland’s energy storage market needs in focus

Experts Frank Burke from the Irish Energy Storage Association and Bernice Doyle of Statkraft Ireland talk about the growing need for energy storage, how the market has rapidly developed so far and what it needs to look like to achieve a stable, decarbonised and secure energy system on the island of Ireland.

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Time to take virtual power plants seriously: Swell Energy creates asset class from customer assets

13 Apr 2021, 06:24 • By Andy Colthorpe
Time to take virtual power plants seriously: Swell Energy creates asset class from customer assets

As society moves away from centralised fossil fuel generators to increasing shares of distributed renewable energy resources, the idea that customers’ homes could become host to virtual power plants (VPPs), joining the dots between electricity supply and demand across the grid, has gradually gathered traction. Andy Colthorpe speaks with Suleman Khan CEO of Swell Energy, which has raised nearly half a billion dollars in financing for solar-plus-storage VPPs in 14,000 homes across California, New York and Hawaii.

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Texas blackouts and the role energy storage can play in a more resilient future

3 Mar 2021, 08:24 • By Andy Colthorpe
Texas blackouts and the role energy storage can play in a more resilient future

Texas’ grid and the idiosyncrasies of its electricity planning system regime made global headlines in February following a harsh winter storm and subsequent blackouts that affected millions of people and businesses for almost an entire week. It may be a unique market with unique characteristics, but what wider role can batteries — and other energy storage technologies — play in assisting the grid to remain stable and prevent a situation like this from happening again?

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VIDEO: What’s happened in UK energy storage since 2017

18 Nov 2020, 07:25 • By Andy Colthorpe
VIDEO: What’s happened in UK energy storage since 2017

Find out what’s been going on in the UK energy storage market over the past three years, presented by not-for-profit clean energy expert group Regen at the Virtual Energy Storage Summit which took place online in late September.

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VIDEO: Predicting the energy storage tech of the future

15 Jul 2020, 07:20 • By Andy Colthorpe
VIDEO: Predicting the energy storage tech of the future

While lithium-ion batteries continue to take the dominant share of new installations by some distance, there are a variety of other technologies looking to complement, combine or even compete. Panellists at the Energy Storage Digital Series looked at the questions of which energy storage technologies are the likeliest contenders for that future.

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Grid synchronous inertia: Vital to stabilising the grid and preventing the next blackout

14 Jul 2020, 08:18 • By Dr Javier Cavada, Gary Preece
Grid synchronous inertia: Vital to stabilising the grid and preventing the next blackout

Taking the UK's transmission system and the circumstances which led to a dramatic blackout as a direct example, Javier Cavada and Gary Preece of liquid air energy storage (LAES) systems company Highview Power look at how such events could be avoided, cost-effectively and with lesser environmental consequences.

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Europe: Creating a sustainable power system for the future

16 Mar 2020, 07:30 • By Paul Verrill
Europe: Creating a sustainable power system for the future

Paul Verrill, director of energy data analysis & consultancy firm EnAppSys, explains how renewable energy generation, with the integration of smart grid technologies and efficiency energy storage systems, can create a sustainable power system for the future.