• Energy storage and flexibility

    Chart of the week | BFG: Big Frequency Game

    Since last Friday’s (9 August’s) power blackout there has been considerable interest in how National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) balances power demand and supply. Terms such as frequency, rate of change of frequency (RoCoF) and inertia have all gained in currency. This Chart of the Week shows the distribution of...

  • Low carbon generation

    Chart of the week | Bootstrap Bill: Western Link HVDC & BSUoS

    The Western Link HVDC, aka “Western Bootstrap”, a 2,200MW, £1bn transmission cable was built to help the UK manage the changing nature of energy production. It helps prevent transmission bottlenecks and increases flows into England and Wales by accommodating the increasingly high volume of power generated in Scotland from wind....