Technology & Operations
System frequency is a continuously changing variable that is determined and controlled by the second-by-second (real time) balance between system demand and total generation. If demand is greater than generation, the frequency falls while if generation is greater than demand, the frequency rises. National Grid use generation and demand to control system frequency within operational limits.
UK’s largest flow battery system connected to grid
The UK's largest flow battery system has been connected up to the power grid.
Northern Powergrid deploys battery storage for frequency response
Northern Powergrid has begun using battery storage to provide frequency response for National Grid - the first time it has ever sold balancing services to the system operator.
UK to host record breaking energy storage scheme
Europe's largest hybrid flywheel-battery storage project - the first ever in the UK - is to be installed at a University of Sheffield research facility near Wolverhampton.
RES teams up with National Grid to offer frequency response service
Renewable Energy Systems (RES) is to provide 20MW of frequency response to the national transmission network from battery storage for the first time in the UK.
Storage will deliver sub-second flexibility
ABB's Colin green extols the virtues of battery energy storage systems for maintaining grid stability.
Virtual energy storage startup get £500,000 seed funding
UK start-up Upside has secured £545,000 from angel investors to expand its enterprise and bring its virtual energy storage proposition to market.