This new ruling to allow ROC payments for energy supplied to batteries is potentially very significant and as the article suggest could lead to a rush of storage assets being deployed at existing solar farms. Removing the barriers to installing storage technologies is crucial to increase the deployment of these valuable assets to the electricity network and will help with the transition to a smarter energy system. This news will be music to the ears of plenty of our clients who are active in utility scale storage solutions. With the increase in active projects this means an increase in the need for the talent to deliver them.
Three large-scale solar farms developed in the U.K. by Anesco under the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme have been granted permission to receive ROCs for the electricity supplied to onsite batteries – a first for the U.K. Energy regulator Ofgem’s decision to make ROCs available to co-located solar+storage plants could be a game-changer for the British energy storage sector, believes Anesco, and could trigger a rush among solar plant owners to install storage capacity at their solar farms that already receive the ROC.