CAES or Batteries?

CAES or Batteries?

CAES or Batteries? Many people have suggested that batteries are a viable way forward for grid-scale electricity storage, and some have cast doubt on whether there is a role for Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES). However CAES, batteries and the other storage...
Conventional Versus Renewable Energy

Conventional Versus Renewable Energy

Conventional Energy There are two main disadvantages with conventional energy: pollution and concentration. Pollution is in many forms throughout the process. The worst and most enduring is emissions-related climate change, well proven and fully discussed. But...
Changing Business Models for Utilities

Changing Business Models for Utilities

This article considers the question: as renewables become adopted more, how will that change the utility companies’ business models? The answer is: it depends which utility companies: those involved in generation, transmission / distribution, or retail? And note that...
Workshops

Workshops

As we have explained in our previous e-shot, we have been holding workshops with several key collaborators, with senior people in each organisation. These are: NPL, the owner of caverns and land in various locations, who are interested in developing projects with us...
Matching the Solution to the Problem – FES 2019

Matching the Solution to the Problem – FES 2019

Introduction This analysis builds on the improvements of the 2017 analysis, and is the best FES that National Grid have produced, incorporating many of the points on which we have provided feedback over recent years. They have retained the two scenarios that are...