A closer look at integrated generation and demand co-location business models
Looking at future growth scenarios for storage and then concentrating on what we see as the next wave business case for energy storage co-located with stand-alone generation, Commercial & Industrial demand and also both (i.e. behind the meter generation + demand). This would draw on work for WPD which will be published in August and a paper we are writing to be published at end of October – in partnership with Vattenfall, Triodos, Green Hedge and TLT.
- 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