1. Open Season: The Next Steps for Energy Storage

    Open Season: The Next Steps for Energy Storage

    The world has watched on as some of its leading regional markets, China, South Korea, Australia, Japan, parts of the US, the UK, and many parts of Europe have raced ahead in deploying energy storage in the last five years. Record-breaking figures have been reported in the US and other territories such as the UK, year-on-year. In those leading regions, the rapid rise is happening both in front of and behind the meter, with economic cases that are finally starting to make sense and often – but not always – with specific policy support.

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    1. If you have a generation licence it means in the UK certainly, as a transmission system operator or distribution network operator, you're not also going to be able to own and operate storage facilities because they can't become part of the grid because the way their licensing is structured.
    2. Grid services are hugely important and become increasingly important as more renewables come on the wires.
    3. It (net metering) effectively pays the homeowner the fully delivered cost of power. So I don't think you're going to get this notion of all these distributed residential resources getting together to sell power because they'd have to give up the benefits of net metering.
    4. Trying to shove it in an existing framework, I think, limits the value [of energy storage].
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