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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...

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Storelectric makes the Energy Transition Affordable

Storelectric makes the Energy Transition Affordable

Following our article a week ago, Mark Howitt from Storelectric pointed out the omission of their very interesting long duration storage technology. Storelectric has developed what they claim is the world’s most cost-effective largescale long-duration electricity...

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Developing Projects on Weak and Saturated Grids

Developing Projects on Weak and Saturated Grids

Many large renewable generation projects and interconnectors are stalled because thegrid to which they would connect is weak and/or saturated, requiring hugely costly grid reinforcement before the renewables can be connected, which makes the project impractical....

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The Lockdown: A Partial Test of the 2030s Grid

The Lockdown: A Partial Test of the 2030s Grid

The lockdown is providing a trial run of the "summer minimum" challenges of operating the grid as it will be in the 2030s and 2040s, with renewable generation as a high proportion of demand. Demand was historically low and renewable generation historically high on...

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Lessons for Europe from the UK Blackouts

Lessons for Europe from the UK Blackouts

Index Contents Introduction 1 Batteries and DSR on 9th August 2 Interconnectors’ Response 3 The Future of Interconnectors 3 Need for Back-up 5 Brexit 6 Providing Resilience – Types 7 Providing Resilience – Quantities 8 Grid Stability Services 9 Disincentivisation of...

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The Market is Moving

The Market is Moving

On the surface, various aspects of the market are giving conflicting signals: batteries have piled into the Frequency Response market, collapsing its price, and are starting to look at STOR (though only longer-duration batteries can bid for it); the Capacity Market...

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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...

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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...

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Finalist for EnergyXL

Finalist for EnergyXL

Storelectric have been selected as a finalist for EnergyXL. With over over 150 applications, we are over the first hurdle! The awards are InnoEnergy and Energy XL. They are looking for startups/scaleups to take part in their tailored programs supported by industry...

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