It makes total sense to store generated electricity to use when when it is needed. People can truly take control of their energy and save a huge amount of money. With less strain on the grid by utilising a more balanced approach to usage there is less reason for traditional centralised energy plants. Viva la energy revolution!
If UK businesses and public sector buildings realised the potential for load shifting and onsite generation the country could save billions on its collective energy bill by 2035, a new report from the Association for Decentralised Energy has claimed. The report, published this morning, claims that as much as 16% of the UK’s peak electricity demand could be provided by businesses shifting their demand to times of less strain on the grid and maximising on-site generation through technologies such as solar and CHP. Such a figure – equivalent to around 9.8GW – would be a 10-fold increase on current levels and save consumers as much as £600 million each year by 2020 and £2.3 billion by 2035