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Dumping energy, curtailment, & batteries in the power grid

Dumping energy, curtailment, & batteries in the power grid

Blog posts   •   Jul 10, 2018 11:30 BST

Dr. Chad Abbey, Head of Consultancy for Smarter Grid Solutions, releases his first blog post ahead of his talk at the EUCI "Dumping Energy" event. In this post, Chad highlights the importance of battery storage in the changing energy system, but also its cost-effectiveness against curtailing energy.

Subsidy Free: The Next Step Up For Renewables

Subsidy Free: The Next Step Up For Renewables

Blog posts   •   Jun 26, 2018 12:24 BST

Subsidies are typically introduced to encourage and support the development of new technologies and are used to support most generation technologies in the UK. There is a justification in reducing and eventually removing subsidies.

Energy storage – making the most of the opportunity.

Energy storage – making the most of the opportunity.

Blog posts   •   May 09, 2018 14:19 BST

The move from centralised generation to distributed generation led to saturation in parts of the network, which in turn led to innovation in the way networks are planned and operated. Energy storage is just the next step in this evolutionary process.

Fixing the Australian summer lights out problem

Fixing the Australian summer lights out problem

Blog posts   •   Oct 24, 2017 01:15 BST

In February, 40,000 households and businesses in Australia had their electricity supply cut and led to a public backlash. However, this was all planned by SA Power Networks and the Australia Energy Market Operator. This blog post, written by Dr Rachael Taljaard, focuses on why these blackouts are happening and how they can be stopped in the future.

Unlocking the benefits of tomorrow's EV surge

Unlocking the benefits of tomorrow's EV surge

Blog posts   •   Oct 04, 2017 13:07 BST

Electric vehicles are on the rise, and the UK government has now declared that they will ban the sale of diesel and petrol cars by 2040. The Scottish Government has gone even further by committing to banning them by 2035. Great news for the environment, but what does this mean for the grid? How will it cope? And how do we overcome the charging dilemma?

NYC’s Storage Safety Challenges

NYC’s Storage Safety Challenges

Blog posts   •   Sep 26, 2017 15:31 BST

​Energy storage is a critical component to helping New York meet its Clean Energy Standard and resiliency goals. In June 2017, the New York State legislature passed a bill mandating the Public Service Commission develop a storage procurement target for 2030. While this bill currently awaits Governor Cuomo’s signature, policy is not the biggest impediment to widespread use of battery storage.