We are starting to see some great fully commercial large scale energy storage projects in Europe and the UK. It riles to see the recent Lords report essentially saying 'security of supply over decarbonisation', when the industry screams it isn't a case of one over the other. Renewables and energy storage help to achieve both, and with better policy support will be able to do much more so, much more quickly. Great to see companies like Camborne taking the bull by the horns and getting stuff in the ground and working.
“Energy storage is helping the UK transition to a smarter, cleaner energy system, but there’s more to unlocking value from it than putting a battery in a field,” said David Hill, the firm’s strategy director. “We’re using the latest machine learning techniques to manage battery performance in real-time. By understanding and managing state of charge in relation to fluctuations in solar PV generation and changes in electricity supply and demand we can maximise revenues and minimise wear and tear.” Dan Taylor, MD at CES commented: “We have ambitious deployment targets for energy storage in the UK and this successful project is an exciting step forward for us and the industry. It demonstrates the vital role of energy storage in delivering secure, low carbon power to the UK.