Battery supply chain less certain as BEIS re-ranks storage classes

Uncertainty for battery storage continues as diesel, gas and coal able to benefit in capacity market

Will batteries lose in future capacity market auctions? Photograph: Christopher Hall/123RFThe estimated backup capabilities provided by battery storage technologies on the grid have been scaled down for the next energy security auctions.

New storage classes in the capacity market providing less than four hours of electricity have been re-ranked by BEIS on 4 December, although it has left quality compliance from unproven demand-side response (DSR) sources alone.

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