Grid Balancing

Ofgem approves changes ending double charging of storage

By |2020-05-26T10:44:33+00:00May 26th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, National Grid, News, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

Double charging of battery storage is to end, as Ofgem approves changes to the Connection and Use of System Code (CUSC). The UK regulator announced last year it was consulting on the removal of Balancing Service Use of System (BSUoS) charges for energy taken from the grid by storage assets. BSUoS charges allow National

German town disconnects from grid, goes 100% renewable – for an hour

By |2019-12-16T23:22:55+00:00December 20th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

For a brief period a few days ago, Bordesholm in Germany became a showcase for how entire communities could switch over to renewable energy, with the backing of energy storage capacity. Solar inverter maker SMA’s devices, including its Sunny Central Storage battery inverter and SMA Hybrid Controller XL, were used in a trial whereby

Batteries and black outs: How storage helped bring the UK system back online, and how they could do more

By |2019-08-23T19:45:16+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, National Grid, News, Solar and Battery|

Those digits won’t mean a lot outside of energy circles, but they’re likely to be etched into the UK industry’s folklore. Just after 16:52 on Friday 9 August 2019, the UK’s power system - one of the most secure in the world - tripped, causing power outages felt by more than 1 million customers. While

Asda signs up its fridges to keep the UK warm this winter

By |2019-08-23T19:41:14+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, National Grid, News|

Asda signs up its fridges to keep the UK warm this winter Supermarket’s freezers will help power 8,500 homes by matching defrost times to blackouts or surges in demand Hundreds of Asda supermarket stores will help power the UK’s electricity system this winter by using their fridges as a virtual battery pack for the energy

Battery storage called into action as UK suffers country-wide power cuts

By |2019-11-28T19:35:01+00:00August 15th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, National Grid, News, Power Cut|

Battery storage assets were called into action last week after the UK suffered country-wide power outages following a transmission system stress event. Last Friday evening (9 August 2019), two large generators were disconnected from the UK’s power system almost simultaneously, effectively taking 2GW worth of electricity generation within minutes of each other. That collapse in

Battery storage and new opportunities

By |2019-07-29T16:43:54+00:00August 1st, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, News, Opinion, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

Two years ago, battery storage enjoyed a quite different environment. National Grid was offering attractively priced, bilateral Firm Frequency Response (FFR) contracts, so anyone on the enduring market could easily capture prices between £15/MWh and £25/MWh (and sometimes even higher). The Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tender also awarded 4-year contracts with an average price of

Energy storage included in UK’s home solar feed-in tariff replacement policy

By |2019-06-17T18:04:55+00:00June 22nd, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Generation, Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), Solar, Solar and Battery|

Details have emerged of the UK's Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), which will see owners of small-scale solar facilities continue to be paid for surplus energy sent to the grid, aiming to close the policy gap left by the end of feed-in tariffs (FiTs), by the end of 2019. Details of the SEG have been much-awaited

First battery storage site supplies electricity to National Grid Balancing Mechanism

By |2019-03-27T11:06:02+00:00August 30th, 2018|Grid Balancing, National Grid, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

Anesco’s Breach Farm has today become the first battery storage system to supply electricity from renewables sources to the UK National Grid Balancing Mechanism The Balancing Mechanism (BM) is one of the most important tools which National Grid uses to balance electricity supply and demand in real-time.

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