I should be jumping up and down I know! But years of riding the clean energy roller-coaster in the UK have made even the most positive of us a little....skeptical. BUT, let's hope that this time the government really do grasp both the necessity and the opportunity afforded by this energy transition. They still seem ideologically against solar, and onshore wind, and for white elephants like Hinckley Point, but let's hope that will change too.
For the last 18 months, most of our assignments in energy storage have been in Germany, or further afield. But we've made that is changing, we've just recruited for a storage developer in the UK, and have new assignments here in both energy storage and e-mobility. Long may that continue, as with the growth of our German team.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the energy regulator Ofgem have today released plans for a major upgrade of the UK’s energy system. Within the document, alongside a major investment programme for battery storage and electric vehicles, they have outlined how it intends to stimulate a drastic modernisation of the UK’s energy market, both on networks and in homes and businesses. Business secretary Greg Clark said: “Upgrading our energy system to make sure it is fit for the future is a key part of our Industrial Strategy; a smarter, more flexible energy system. A smarter energy system will create new businesses and high-skilled jobs, while making sure our infrastructure is able to cope with demand. “We are determined through our Industrial Strategy to address the challenges we face and ensure our energy is reliable, affordable and clean.”