Given the frenzy of planning and grid applications, the pipeline of storage projects in the UK has reached 2.7 GW. So the question is: what happens to all of the sites that did not get the contracts they were hoping for.
Come to this session to find out:
Selling your assets
- If so who are the most likely buyers and why?
- What can standalone sites be used for?
- How much should they be valued?
Following the Energy Storage Summit earlier in the year, the feedback was that investors were calling developers lazy and vice versa. So for this session we have decided to host a debate where investors and developers can talk about risk, where it lies, where it should lie and who needs to become more flexible.
OFGEM and BEIS CFE: Enabling storage by removing policy and regulatory barriers
Improving price signals for flexibility with half-hourly settlement (through smart meters) and smart tariffs to incentivise consumers to use, store and export electricity at times that are most beneficial or least costly to the system. A system for the consumer – smart appliances to optimise energy use (Government envisages that appliances with high potential for DSR should have the capability to respond to signals to alter how and when they consume energy). Ways to encourage uptake:
Smart appliance labelling
Regulation of smart appliances
Requirements for appliances to be smart
Consumer protection issues:
Social impacts – requirement for measures that deliver clearer price signals to consumers, such as smart tariffs
Data and privacy – need for appropriate privacy safeguards to be in place for handling personal data eg. patterns of energy use
Informed consumers - particular information needed to help consumers understand the benefits available to them
Preventing abuses - regulatory oversight of new market entities
- What are we referring to when we talk about ‘air pollution’?
- The health impacts of poor air quality
- How much better are they than the rest - EV emissions vs. petrol, diesel, LNG.
- Current and projected market share
- The barriers to being taken to scale (inadequate charging infrastructure, Electric Drivetrains are unsuitable for HGVs, price, etc)
Conclusion – they are a large part of the solution but technological innovation needs to be accompanied with policy innovation that:
- Incentivises EV and removes incentives for diesel
- Drives increased efficiency in the transport of goods through existing vehicles (the average LGV in London has 30% of their load capacity at any given time)
- Delivers a national network of Clean Air zones
• Passing commissioning tests
• Meeting the requirements of the grid services contract
• Ensuring safety performance for a battery storage asset
• Optimising maintenance and inspections
• Getting the most from equipment supplier warranties
• Monitoring battery health
Interactive discussion with slides, followed by audience debate.
There is increasing disquiet in the solar industry about cold calls to domestic owners of solar PV installations, wrongly telling them their solar installer has gone out of business, their inverter is out of warranty and they could lose Feed in Tariff payments. The callers sometimes pose as the manufacturer of the equipment which they say will increase energy yield by ‘up to 25%’. This panel will ask whether this is something that the industry should address, and look at what could be done to protect consumers and the reputation of the industry.
What’s been uncovered and what’s happening?
What’s the real likely lifespan of your inverters and what difference would exchanging them really make?