A domestic energy storage and smart-energy agenda could help the UK offset volatile energy prices if interconnections suffer under a no-deal scenario, experts have said.
“Any potential uncertainty around interconnectors will increase the UK’s need to move, regardless of Brexit, to a smart energy system and energy storage,” Tanisha Beebee, senior policy advisor at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), told Energy-Storage.news at the fringes of a policy briefing in London.
“Storage capacity is and will continue to be a vital source of flexibility in a market which will see much more renewable generation, but potentially less interconnection if the UK leaves Europe without a deal. We’re going to need that capability,” she added at the event, organised by think tank the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU).
The briefing, six weeks ahead of the Brexit deadline of 29 March 2019, examined the implications for the UK-EU energy interconnector network if the former crashes out on that date without a deal.
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