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Interviews
Energy storage investment masterclass: Q&A with Nancy Pfund, DBL Partners

Energy storage investment masterclass: Q&A with Nancy Pfund, DBL Partners

4 Jul 2017, 12:00
• By Andy Colthorpe

Nancy Pfund is managing partner at DBL Partners, a venture capital firm which specialises in investing in companies and start-ups that offer both rewarding financial returns, and positive social impacts. There have been some serious clean tech companies in DBL’s portfolio, including a pre-IPO investment in Tesla. With this in mind, we spoke to Nancy about how to invest in energy storage wisely and heard her views on the waves of the future. Part 2 to be published tomorrow.

Analysis
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.

IRENA: Batteries for energy storage could reach 250GW by 2030

IRENA: Batteries for energy storage could reach 250GW by 2030

17 Jan 2017, 17:43

The cost of lithium-ion batteries for energy storage declined 65% in five years between 2010 and 2015, while battery storage’s use for electricity could hit 250GW by 2030, from just 1GW today, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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.

Analysis
The rise and rise of US storage

The rise and rise of US storage

9 Nov 2016, 11:46
• By Matt Roberts

Energy storage in the US is being propelled forward by falling costs and increasingly favourable markets and policy. But for the full value of storage to be realised, numerous regulatory and fiscal barriers must still be surmounted, writes Matt Roberts.

UK storage call for evidence due “in the next couple of weeks”

UK storage call for evidence due “in the next couple of weeks”

4 Nov 2016, 14:49

The long-awaited call for evidence on UK energy storage and smart power policy, giving stakeholders the chance to put forward their views to government, will be released within the next couple of weeks according to the head of smart energy at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

MPs call for greater action from UK government on storage

MPs call for greater action from UK government on storage

17 Oct 2016, 10:59

The UK’s Energy and Climate Change select committee (ECC)  has used its final report to add to growing pressure on government to address the regulatory barriers holding back greater deployment of storage technologies.

STA sets out policy requirements for UK storage market

STA sets out policy requirements for UK storage market

23 Sep 2016, 12:35

The Solar Trade Association has set out its key policy asks for the government regarding the growing energy storage market, with calls to resolve regulatory barriers and protect consumers with minimum standards leading the field.

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.