The electricity system operator (ESO) arm of National Grid in the UK has outlined four different pathways for the future of energy in the country in its Future Energy Scenarios 2021 document, detailing the transformation of the energy mix and flexibility, the residential sector and the transport sector.
With a project pipeline in excess of 14GW, a developing regulatory envelope and maturing revenue streams, the UK’s energy storage sector continues to be at the forefront globally. Molly Lempriere charts the market’s development to date and uncovers how it has responded to deployment barriers.
US power and energy infrastructure developer, investor and operator LS Power has bought up GI Energy, a provider of clean energy solutions for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers with projects spanning the east and west coasts.
Since its IPO in November 2018, Gresham House Energy Storage Fund, a utility-scale battery storage investment fund listed on the London Stock Exchange has seen its total share price return of 27.3% significantly outperform the 7.9% returns across the FTSE All Share weighted index.
Participation in the UK’s recently-launched Dynamic Containment (DC) frequency response service has exceeded 400MW of assets with the enrolment of investment fund Gore Street Capital’s 9MW Port of Tilbury battery storage project by optimiser Origami Energy.
The greatest value aggregrators putting batteries and other assets in the UK’s electricity markets offer to their customers today is in providing access to the Balancing Mechanism (BM), through which the electricity system operator National Grid ESO matches supply and demand in real-time.
UK battery asset operator and optmiser Habitat Energy has become the second such company to put battery energy storage into the Balancing Mechanism, the means by which the country’s tranmissionoperator manages the supply and demand of electricity on a half-hourly basis.