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RENEWABLES AN LOW CARBO


RENEWABLES AND LOWCARBON ENERG EN ERG Y THE FUTURE’S STORAG E


Energy storage i widely regarded as a th g of the future, so w y aren managers investing in it then? asks John Hudson,


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Energy storage is widely regarded as a thiing of the future, so why aren’’t more energy hn Hudson, managing director of Boston Renewables


re energ y anaging director of Boston Renewables canmake


rtners enablingmany to benefit fromDSR. The key here is to specify a bespoke battery storage


storage part


Industry


ge systemand a bespoke contract. ry experts agree that long term


planning is needed: an investment in storage now


owwill reap dividends for 15 ormore years. It requires a change


ge of thinking, though:


energy is a vital part of operations and deserv


rvesmore investment and internal


resource. Although almost any businesswith half-hourlymetering can participate, a n internal champion is neededwith access to seniormanagementwho can ensure there is interdepartmental buy-in .


REPLACEMEN UPS REPLACEMENT UPS If an organisation already has an I


Britain’s energy challenge t iswidely accepted that t


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is not justmore he solution to


generation, but tomake the Gridwork better The key is to balance the peaks and troughs of electricity demand. Through its Power Responsive* initiative, theNational Grid is actively promoting demand side response (DSR) to energymanagers across public and private sectors. TheHouse of Commons’ Energy


ge gy and Climate Change


Committee in its report of 15thOctober 2016 urge


ged the Government to encourage


the energymarket to embrace these smart solutions noting that potentially£7 billion in savings to consumers and businesses coul d be achieved. Participants can enj


njoy


additional income streams fromDSRwhen an on-site storage


by asset the Grid can call on. Energy


gy storage is the key enabler to all


this. The principle source of revenue is from FirmFrequency Response (FFR). FFR is offered by the Grid to participating organisations to enable it tomanage the rises and falls of frequency caused by


corresponding peaks and troughs in demand. Lithiumion batteries are ideally suited t o performing FFR tasks as they respond quickly and benefit fromfrequent charging and discharging cycles. Sowhy aren’t energy sign up?Because there andbarriers toentry re


gymanagers rushing to re are still somemyths


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ry ge systembecomes a stand- NAILING HE NAILING THE MYTHS YTHS


storage is too exp Commonmyths i


nclude things like, battery ensive. This isn’t true as


batteries usually carry a 15-yearwarranty and the payback on investment iswellwithin that time period. Typically, the financial returns on capital range from11%to 20%or more using the internal rate of return (IRR) metric. Flexible finance options are also offered by storage developers.


Another asumption is that DSRwill impact your business operations. Again not true. It will not have any discernible impact. Typically a battery storage systemwill respond in 20milliseconds to an event. This is seen as a seamless transitionwhen the battery automatically switchesmodes fromdischarge to charge or vice versa. Employees report they don’t even see the lights flicker. A contractwill include pre- set parameters for responding (or not) to Grid requests to use an organisation’s stand-by assets. Are


ganisationswill even ver be askedt their processes tohelpbalanceGri as some suppose. Large companie teamswho under


requestwill never bemade if the batteries on-site are running lowa orga


o d


stand the issues around s have dedicated energy


DSR. For smaller businesses, this is not always the case. For them, a trusted adviser


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