Thought Leadership in the Electricity System

A range of consultations and insights into the Electricity Market

by Mark Howitt

About the Author

Mark Howitt is Chief Technical Officer, a founding director of Storelectric. He leads Storelectric’s technical and operations, minimising technological risk, maximising efficiency and environmental friendliness, and speed to market. He focuses on technologically simple solutions using proven technologies wherever possible.

His degree was in Physics with Electronics. He has 12 years’ management and innovation consultancy experience world-wide. In a rail multinational, Mark developed 3 profitable and successful businesses: in commercialising a non-destructive technology he had innovated, in logistics and in equipment overhaul. In electronics manufacturing, he developed and introduced to the markets 5 product ranges and helped 2 businesses grow strategically.

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Emissions Benefits of Storelectric’s CAES

Emissions Benefits of Storelectric’s CAES

This report analyses the emissions benefits (avoided emissions) of Storelectric’s Green CAES ™ and CCGT CAES plants. For CCGT CAES, a methane-fired version is considered; if hydrogen-fired, then the figures for TES CAES apply approximately. For ease of scaling, the...

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Hydrogen’s Missing Links

Hydrogen’s Missing Links

 Hydrogen is an essential part of the Net Zero economy, so we support funding for developing its technologies. However it is not a panacea for everything; in particular its scope does not include balancing renewable generation or the electricity grid - see The Future...

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Analysis of National Grid Future Energy Scenarios 2021

Analysis of National Grid Future Energy Scenarios 2021

Summary of Findings The National Grid Future Energy Scenarios 2021 (NG’s FES 2021) is a small step forward on their 2020 document. It contains broader, for example considering aviation, shipping and railways (albeit only in terms of emissions, not energy consumption)....

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Where Grid Regulation Went Wrong

Where Grid Regulation Went Wrong

Where Grid Regulation Went Wrong The Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan is the UK government's and Ofgem's proposal to achieve Net Zero emissions in the energy system. Most of the other current BEIS consultations are detailed looks into elements of this plan. Our...

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Offshore Energy Networks

Offshore Energy Networks

Offshore Energy Networks The subject here is how to regulate OFTOs (cables owned by Offshore Transmission Owners) so that (for example) they can be linked together into offshore grids and/or interconnectors, or how other farms/plants can be connected to existing...

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Fads and Fallacies of the Energy Transition

Fads and Fallacies of the Energy Transition

Throughout the energy transition, technology after technology has been lauded as "the big thing" of the energy transition, "the solution" to the challenges involved – in effect, a magic wand. The energy transition cannot be achieved by an over-emphasis on some...

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Comparing Energy Storage, Like with Like

Comparing Energy Storage, Like with Like

One of the biggest challenges facing those who wish to invest in, or otherwise work with, energy storage is how to compare the costs and performance of different technologies. Many (e.g. batteries) carefully select their data points to flatter both their capabilities...

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