Installers will be expected to adhere to energy storage standards. Currently the Renewable Energy Consumer Code, the UK’s longest established Code in the sector, has been extended to energy storage installations as well to promote consumer protection. Come to hear Virginia Graham, CEO of RECC discuss:
Health, safety and sustainable use of energy and resources
Proposals, estimates and quotations
Terms of business
Dispute resolution process • Independent Arbitration service
As well as:
Data on complaints on misspelling
Best practice on handling complaints
Additionally the IET alongside a working group made up of industry leaders will be releasing energy storage specific standards later this year. A representative from the IET will guide you through the key takeaways from their work.
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
• Air quality – how bad is it?
- What are we referring to when we talk about ‘air pollution’?
- The health impacts of poor air quality
• Electric vehicles
- 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
Project Scene is a major regeneration project next to the river Trent in Nottingham. It involves a 1MW Battery system and community level solar array and is looking at demand side response. In addition there is project Sensible which is evaluating a range of different market ready solar inverter and battery storage options at a household level.
A new business model for tackling the residential market is through integrated products. Utilities are partnering with system integrators and manufacturers to provide a whole system solution to the house.
• How many chargers are needed by type and where to position your charging stations for optimal results
- What are the vehicle and charger technology trajectories?
- How many chargers do we need by type, when and where to put them?
- Who pays for installation? And how is the money spent?
- Cities vs Highways
• How to get other local stakeholders involved and gain buy-in
• How does your EV plan fit in with your wider transport planning?
• Where will the power come from?
• Public opinion of EVs and how to optimise your charging network to suit customer requirements
- Who uses the stations?
- Increasing uptake when and how to do it
- Integrating multiple networks under one system
- Maximising revenue opportunities by understanding demand