Batteries

  • Press Releases

    Battery storage increasingly setting the price in FCAS markets

    Research from Cornwall Insight Australia shows a clear trend in regulation raise price setting in the Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS) market with respect to battery storage. In fact, in Q119, batteries were only involved in ~2.22% of instances. This has increased to ~3.73% in Q120 and is now at...

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    Scotland sees the largest increase in renewable pipeline capacity

    According to Cornwall Insight's 'Renewables pipeline tracker', most regions across Great Britain (GB) showed a net increase in total pipeline capacity between April 2020 and March 2021. Displayed by distribution network operator (DNO) region for visualisation purposes and accounting for projects due to connect to the transmission network, Central and...

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    7GW of battery storage projects in the pipeline across Australia

    Projections from Cornwall Insight Australia show there is ~7GW of battery storage projects proposed or currently in the planning process. Of that 7GW there is just over 900MW of committed or significantly progressed storage projects set to be delivered by 2024. Key findings ~7GW of battery storage projects either proposed...

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    Cornwall Insight comments on a month of Dynamic Containment

    On the 1 October National Grid ESO launched its new frequency response service, Dynamic Containment. This is the first in a suite of new, faster-acting response services, designed to address significant deviations when they occur on the transmission system. The roll-out of this new post-fault response service aims to help...

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    Competition for flexible asset PPA deals on the rise

    The capacity of non-traditional flexible generation technologies is increasing substantially in GB, and in parallel, the market for trading and optimising such assets continues to develop. Cornwall Insight’s latest research shows there is ~10.8GW* of operational flexible capacity across front-of-the-meter gas and diesel engines, battery storage, Open Cycle Gas Turbines...

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    Increasing value for battery storage to shift generation

    The Federal Government announced last week that they would step into the electricity market to build up to 1,000MW of gas-fired generation to fill the gap left by the Liddell Power station for the 2023-24 summer unless the market can demonstrate final investment on dispatchable power by 2021. Since then,...

  • Media Mentions

    ECAtoday | National grid turns to batteries

    Between June and August 2020, the National Grid Electricity System Operator’s (ESO) reliance on battery storage to balance the grid rose by 150 per cent. The figures from our report, also show that the use of gas reciprocating engines increased by 338 per cent, the use of aggregated units increased...

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    PowerTechnology | Batteries see 149% increase in Balancing Mechanism activity

    Our ‘Balancing Mechanism report’ has found that accepted volumes in the Balancing Mechanism (BM) from identified batteries, gas reciprocating engines, and aggregated units across June – August 2020 have all increased. Year-on-year, accepted volumes have seen significant rises: batteries volume has risen by 149%, while gas reciprocating engines saw a...

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    Batteries see 149% increase in Balancing Mechanism activity

    Research from Cornwall Insight highlights that there are significant changes in the technology type that has been providing balancing actions to the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO), with activity from newer asset types seeing the greatest year-on-year increase. Accepted volumes in the Balancing Mechanism (BM) from identified batteries, gas...

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    Batteries FCAS revenues $290,000/MW more lucrative in SA than in Victoria

    The Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS) markets are (mostly) created equal, with volumes procured across the National Energy Market (NEM) and prices settling at similar levels across each state most of the time. However, prices can deviate due to contingency events (interconnector failing or a generator tripping), constraints binding or...

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    New competition for upcoming Capacity Market auctions

    Research from Cornwall Insight’s Capacity Market Forecast highlights that the recent changes in Capacity Market (CM) rules and the technology mix will see greater competition and change in the technology entering* the T-4 auction in March 2021 compared to the previous T-4 auction. Forecasted changes to the technology mix entering...

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    Number of Power Purchase Agreements for renewable technologies increasing

    Research from Cornwall Insight’s ‘PPA market share report’ suggests that the number of flexible and renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) being signed is on an upward trajectory, highlighted in the below graph. Flexible assets PPA market Since August 2019 flexible assets have seen 530.6MW of optimisation agreements announced. 197.6MW of...

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    Renewable pipeline shows evidence of developer appetite

    Research from Cornwall Insight’s Renewables Pipeline Tracker reveals there is ample evidence of developer appetite for future renewables investments in the UK. The research highlights the total capacity of tracked sites in the pipeline stands at 38.7GW across 845 locations. The majority of projects are classed as ‘awaiting construction’, accounting...

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    New Balancing Mechanism entrants expected

    National Grid ESO’s project Wider Access – a project to increase accessibility to the Balancing Mechanism (BM) – is scheduled to go-live on 11 December 2019. Cornwall Insight has reviewed the recent activity of aggregated units and batteries in the BM and what impact this project will have on new...