Smarter Network Storage

Posted 14 October 2014 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks

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The transition to a low-carbon electricity sector will create a range of challenges for distribution networks and the wider electricity system. Cost effective forms of flexibility will be required as an alternative to the significant reinforcement otherwise needed to accommodate increased demand peaks and a more intermittent and inflexible supply-side. Energy storage is one such source of flexibility and, as identified by the Smart Grid Forum, is one of the key smart interventions likely to feature in the future smart grid.