Designing the battery of the future

Energy Generation

Designing the battery of the future

EU battery research initiatives and a new investment platform will drive innovation and further cost reductions.

The storage paradox: finding value in volatility

Energy Generation

The storage paradox: finding value in volatility

Energy storage technologies are maturing but in doing so, will they crush the price volatility they rely on to make money?

Pump up the dam: Pumped storage makes a comeback in the US

Energy Generation

Pump up the dam: Pumped storage makes a comeback in the US

National Grid Ventures is one of several companies in the US planning pumped hydro plants. (image: SDCWA)

Energy storage boom needs favourable policies

Energy Generation

Energy storage boom needs favourable policies

The right policy, regulatory and market frameworks are key to widescale deployment of energy storage even as costs come down, according to market consultants.

EASE: Storage is the backbone of the energy transition

Energy Generation

EASE: Storage is the backbone of the energy transition

Patrick Clerens of EASE discusses energy storage challenges and opportunities, the different technologies, and a recent Commission consultation on the sustainability of batteries.

Salt storage shows promise in Germany

Energy Generation

Salt storage shows promise in Germany

Vattenfall is piloting a novel nanocoated salt technology to supply district heating in Berlin.

Unlocking flexibility in smart devices

Energy Generation

Unlocking flexibility in smart devices

The ‘Coordinating power control’ project in Sweden is developing solutions to deliver flexibility to the distribution grid as distributed energy resources grow.

Eurelectric In Focus: renewables, storage and AI initiatives

Energy Generation

Eurelectric In Focus: renewables, storage and AI initiatives

The European association's policy director Marion Labatut sees good opportunities for renewables plus storage projects, and discusses an artificial intelligence platform under development.

SolarPower Europe: On the brink of grid parity

Energy Generation

SolarPower Europe: On the brink of grid parity

Engerati discusses some recent success stories presented by the solar sector with Dr Mercè Labordena, senior policy advisor and leader of SolarPower Europe’s Digitalisation Task Force.

Ofgem asks for feedback on DNO-DSO transition and flexibility

Energy Generation

Ofgem asks for feedback on DNO-DSO transition and flexibility

The UK regulator is inviting comment by October on various issues related to the transition from DNO to DSO.

Danish TSO, DSOs to launch a flexibility pilot

Energy Generation

Danish TSO, DSOs to launch a flexibility pilot

The project will seek to avoid congestion from renewable generation sources and ultimately reduce the need for grid investment.