Electricity Storage To Stabilise Grid

As increasing volumes of power are being generated by renewables across the UK, research and investment is moving towards finding a solution to keep the grid stable as production levels and usage with wind and solar fluctuate dramatically.

One answer could be electricity storage – switching availability from time of production (daytime for solar) to peak use time in the early evening. Pilots are underway to store unused energy locally from solar panels rather than selling it back to the grid, enabling people to use it as a community during peak periods and potentially reduce bills.