Re-Starting Net Zero Grids

Re-Starting Net Zero Grids

The Challenge Net Zero grids have very low levels of dispatchable (i.e. on-demand) generation – largely hydro-electric, nuclear, gas-fired power stations with CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage), and biomass power stations. The bulk of their energy derives from...
Issues with Ever-Shortening Contract Durations

Issues with Ever-Shortening Contract Durations

Since privatisation, the only major capital investment into infrastructure-scale plant and equipment that was not planned before privatisation has been undertaken under special financial instruments (ROCs, OFTOs, CATOs, CfDs, CM etc.) that guarantee 15+ year...
FES 2020 Analysis Summary

FES 2020 Analysis Summary

An analysis of Future Energy Scenarios 2020Published by National Grid plc Mark HowittChief Technical Officer and Co-FounderStorelectric Limited Introduction This analysis has been almost entirely re-written as compared with previous years. This FES builds on the vast...
Vehicle to Grid and Shared Mobility

Vehicle to Grid and Shared Mobility

Vehicle to Grid (V2G) and Shared Mobility are two of the big buzz-phrases rolled out in the transportation sector, as magical solutions to energy storage needs of the grid (V2G) and to all the woes of transport-related climate change. They have both advantages and...