Articles tagged with: Inertia

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Guest blog

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.

Feature
Analysis

Batteries and the blackout: how energy storage saved the UK’s grid

28 Oct 2019, 11:21 • By Liam Stoker
Batteries and the blackout: how energy storage saved the UK’s grid

At 4:52pm on Friday 9 August 2019, the UK suffered its first wide-scale blackout in more than a decade. More than 1.1 million consumers were plunged into the dark as rail lines screeched to a halt, traffic lights failed and even airports reported problems. Liam Stoker looks at the root causes, and how battery storage came to the rescue.

PODCAST: UK blackouts and Tesla’s travails

PODCAST: UK blackouts and Tesla’s travails

28 Aug 2019, 15:17

Our in-house editorial and events team and industry folk, experts and whoever else interesting we can bring you will discuss clean energy and renewables technologies and their place on the decarbonised planet.