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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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The UK government and grid are planning £16bn grid upgrades as part of wider developments to accommodate 35GW new renewable generation, largely from offshore wind.

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Dr. Amal Khashab on May 21, 2021

Very long story telling what is already known. New regulations are needed to encourage more investment in large scale storage such as Compressed Air Storage. 

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Mark Howitt on May 25, 2021

Well known by some, both many others are in denial - otherwise the grid wouldn't be proposing those investments, with regulatory and ministry support. And it's happening around the world: Americans are predicting a need to triple the size of their grid to go Net Zero - which is just not needed if the larger renewables are connected to the grid through inertial storage.

And there's also the huge numbers who have a quasi-religious devotion to batteries. See https://www.storelectric.com/batteries-expensive-and-inadequate-solutions/

 

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