Great to see energy suppliers embracing residential energy storage. This is the largest pilot without government grants and will hopefully lead the way for more energy suppliers to offer energy storage solutions to their customers.
Increased customer engagement by allowing them to view all of their generation, storage and usage stats in an easily accessible format is vital in the education of customers. Increasing people's knowledge on how to use their energy most efficiently will go a long way to increasing self-consumption and transitioning to a decentralised energy environment.
At the other end of the scale, it is great to see our client redT leading the way in vanadium flow batteries for larger scale applications. This is a fantastic example of how a remote community can maximise the benefit of their wind farm by integrating storage and reducing their reliance on a limited grid connection. This is an ideal solution to avoiding very expensive DNO upgrade costs.
"As one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, we plan to take a leadership role in the development of electricity storage," Clitheroe said, adding that the trial will "allow us to understand how customers interact with electricity storage at home, and how systems like this can be tailored to offer real benefits for customers".