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Optimising the value of energy storage, flexibility and response

Optimising the value of energy storage, flexibility and response

Blog posts   •   Aug 14, 2018 11:28 BST

Senior Consultants, Dr. Laura Kane and Dr. Rachael Taljaard, team up in this blog post where they examine the value of energy storage, the triads for 2017/18, and how using a behind-the-meter solution like ANM Element can realise the value of developments for asset owners without having to wait on utilities.

The evolution of consultancy, planning & analysis, and the modern grid

The evolution of consultancy, planning & analysis, and the modern grid

Blog posts   •   Aug 09, 2018 14:44 BST

The way we manage, produce and consume electricity is changing and software to manage and control the network is on the tip of everyone's tongue. But consultancy around this change is seldom spoken about. Here our Head of Planning and Analysis talks about how grid consultancy is evolving hand-in-hand with the grid, and how that's changed our methods and outlook.

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.

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?

2026: The Solar Eclipse and the DSO Vision

2026: The Solar Eclipse and the DSO Vision

Blog posts   •   Sep 01, 2017 14:39 BST

Last week’s solar eclipse had millions of Americans watching with bated breath to experience the first total eclipse of the sun viewed from the United States for 26 years.

India’s ambitious plan for renewable energy and the challenges they face

India’s ambitious plan for renewable energy and the challenges they face

Blog posts   •   Aug 30, 2017 15:37 BST

India has ambitious plans to increase the installed capacity of Renewable Energy (RE) to 175GW by 2020. Accommodating such a volume of generation capacity will have a profound impact on the power system. While the target installed capacity is the subject of many headlines, it is the existing grid itself where many of the challenges will be faced.