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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.

New York's Offshore Wind Integration

New York's Offshore Wind Integration

Blog posts   •   Sep 15, 2017 12:30 BST

In 2017 onshore wind represented 5% of New York State’s overall electric generating capacity. Governor Cuomo has called for an additional 2.4 GW of offshore wind to be developed by 2030, as part of the Clean Energy Standard. Regulators face an important decision in how to connect this power to the grid – HVDC or traditional AC?