There are numerous benefits from collocating battery energy storage with wind power, including grid availability and planning ease explained ScottishPower Renewable’s Tony Gannon at the Energy Storage Summit 2021.
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?
Energy market mechanisms must evolve in order to support long-duration energy storage, with the existing frameworks having “significant problems” incentivising those technologies, a panel of experts has concluded.
A look at this morning’s Energy Storage Summit 2021 keynote discussion, ‘What is the key for really making money from batteries?’ and the panel’s thoughts on the increasingly complex range of revenue pathways.
National Grid ESO, the electricity system operator tasked with keeping the lights on in the UK, is looking to enable multiple application stacking for providers of a new frequency response service that also participate in the national Balancing Mechanism.