Energy storage and flexibility

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Addressing the cost of electrification: A 2024 update on decarbonising heat for energy intensive sectors

    Cornwall Insight and CPI are delighted to present an update to our 2022 paper on industrial electrification, 'Addressing the cost of electrification'. Our latest paper, 'Addressing the cost of electrification: A 2024 update on decarbonising heat for energy intensive sectors', highlights the changing economic and policy environment, and suggests a...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Review of deployment of long duration energy storage in the electricity sector in Ireland

    This report seeks to assess the potential for Long Duration Energy Storage technologies (LDES) in Ireland, focusing on barriers and opportunities for the sector. The report focuses on policy, regulatory and market based opportunities and challenges, as the first step in understanding the market landscape for the sector. Read the...

  • E-mobility and low carbon

    Smart Energy GB – Turn on, Plug in, Cash out: Unlocking the value from smart meter-enabled EV flexibility

    We are currently working with Smart Energy GB on our latest insight paper, which will assess the value of smart and V2G electric vehicle (EV) charging within a flexible energy system in three snapshot years of 2025, 2030, and 2040. Watch this space for the full insight paper, coming soon.

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Integrate to Zero – Rewarding consumers for flexibility: global market highlights

    This report, developed in partnership with Integrate to Zero, explores the highlights, insights, and themes that are characterising household flexibility markets around the world. We carried out desk-based research using an initial review of different energy markets to spotlight and evaluate the flexibility-focused propositions that were present in these markets....

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Ready and waiting: Opportunities for energy storage

    As the UK transitions towards net zero, the increasing share of the energy generation mix coming from renewables is resulting in greater intermittency of generation, leading to a growing system need for flexible dispatch solutions. Produced in conjunction with DLA Piper, this report provides a background to energy storage and...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Co-location, co-location, co-location

    As the UK transitions to net zero, the energy generation mix will become increasingly dominated by intermittent renewable generators, thus promoting a need for greater flexibility within the energy system. Setting up a new site, especially for storage assets, is currently a long and often costly process. Co-location is where...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Unlocking REMA

    Recent challenges have emphasised the recurring importance of the energy trilemma, namely the need to decarbonise the energy system while ensuring energy security and affordability. The government announced its Review of Electricity Market Arrangements (REMA) in April 2022 to address these issues. In July, the government published a consultation paper...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Reaching net zero: the value of flexibility

    With battery storage and demand side response (DSR) set to play a significant role in supporting the delivery of greater amounts of renewable power and managing electricity networks, we consider revenue streams for related flexibility services across GB, Ireland, and Australia. While outside the scope of this paper, routes to...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Optimal coordination of active network management schemes with balancing services markets

    WSP, Cornwall Insight and Complete Strategy are undertaking a Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) funded project on behalf of National Grid Electricity System Operator (NG ESO) and Western Power Distribution (WPD). The project is investigating the optimal coordination of Active Network Management (ANM) schemes on both the distribution and transmission networks...