Are we at last seeing the DNO's becoming DSO's and working closely with National Grid to develop a truly smart, decentralised, and flexible system?  It certainly looks positive. Nothing in energy politics is ever straight forward, we've seen mixed messages and damaging amendments, such as the recent de-rating of energy storage assets. That said, 'needs must' the system has to adapt or crash. The balance of power, to excuse the pun, really is moving towards the renewable heavy, decentralised system we crucially need, with energy storage to play a critical role.