Capacity market to refine rules on electricity storage

Key government proposals would see more realistic rules covering electricity storage in the capacity market and wider curbs on non-delivery

More realistic expectations from non-hydro storage could boost its growth. Photograph: UK Power Networks

Proposed government reforms to the capacity market would see better tailored rules on delivery and performance of growing battery electricity storage capacity to ensure security of supply. 

The technical amendments, announced in a letter to stakeholders dated 17 July and detailed in a consultation on 24 July, also proposed changes aimed at protecting security of supply from demand side response (DSR) and other capacity providers. 

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