It is great to see a DNO being so proactive in both accepting levels of energy storage onto the grid they manage, and to be consulting with industry on future deployment. They, like most if not all DNO's are certainly not short of interest or formal applications. I've always found WPD to be forward thinking, attending industry shows and making an effort to connect with the renewable industry for many years. Even way back when some shows were still in halls no bigger than a basketball court!
WPD said it will begin its modelling on a high growth scenario of 10-12 GW and 24-44 GWh of energy storage capacity installed across Great Britain by 2030. Its low growth scenario is 4-5 GW and 6-15 GWh. Both figures include 2.7GW of existing pumped storage. Under its high growth scenarios, WPD moots grid services (frequency response) and the first wave of industrial and commercial applications for behind the meter models and co-location taking off between now and 2020. From the early 2020s, those scenarios suggest rapid growth for commercial and industrial applications with co-location projects for wind and solar becoming viable and an expanding community and domestic market.