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Batteries – Expensive and Inadequate Solutions Enabling an Affordable, Reliable and Resilient Energy Transition

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Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder Storelectric Ltd

Mark Howitt is Chief Technical Officer of Storelectric, a founding director. He leads Storelectric’s technical and operations, minimising technological risk, maximising efficiency and...

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  • May 26, 2021

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Grid connected batteries are being used for many grid services that would be much better and more cheaply delivered by large-scale long-duration storage, for four reasons:

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  1. Their intrinsic cost is higher,
  2. Their intrinsic efficiency is lower,
  3. Dedicated batteries need to be built to deliver each of many services, and
  4. The services that they can deliver are often inferior.

We will consider what they are being built to deliver, service by service.


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