Final ECCC report lambasts failure to promote demand-side response and storage

MPs have called for stronger support for flexible low-carbon solutions to electricity supply and demand, and for caution on withdrawing from the EU’s internal energy market

The ECCC's final report highlights an uneven playing field for electricity storage and DSR. Photograph: Antonel/123RFThe electricity market needs to be urgently rebalanced in favour of power storage and demand-side response (DSR) rather than building new fossil fuel plants, MPs have concluded.

In the final report of the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECCC), published on 15 October, MPs say the governance of electricity networks has fallen behind the growing need for flexibility and smart technologies.

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