A significant number of battery storage assets representing multiple gigawatts of capacity have cleared the first hurdle towards competing in forthcoming Capacity Market auctions.
With just one day to go until the doors of Birmingham’s NEC open for Solar & Storage Live, Clean Energy News spoke to David Hill, commercial director at Open Energi, before he takes to the stage to discuss the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the UK energy system.
The UK is currently not doing enough to properly develop demand side response (DSR) technologies despite lofty targets for its use and obvious benefits to the grid.
Thousands of UK businesses could save at least £20,000 a year by helping National Grid balance supply and demand, according to SmartestEnergy, which is currently bidding to provide 100MW of demand side response (DSR) in the capacity market.
Sebastian Blake, commercial analyst at Open Energi, looks at the prospects for demand side response and battery storage technologies to revolutionise how energy security is guaranteed within the national grid.
Business and energy secretary Greg Clark has said that energy and clean technology is central to the government’s future vision of the UK economy.
National Grid’s demand side balance reserve (DSBR) programme was too “blunt” and disruptive for consumers to be an attractive proposition, Open Energi’s David Hill has said.
Chris Bowman, account manager at Aspectus, explains why the narrative must change around demand side response if it is to truly take off in the UK.
National Grid has elected to cancel its Demand Side Balancing Reserve (DSBR) tender for this winter after determining that “minimal volume” would be available.
Open Energi is set to gain 8MW of demand side response (DSR) flexibility after partnering with control systems manufacturer Prefect Controls to roll out its technology to universities around the UK.
Electricity demand during the winter peak will be cut by 1,855,548kWh, following the completion of the UK’s first electricity demand reduction (EDR) pilot auction.