Habitat Energy feature in the Energyst magazine: 2019 expected to be a breakthrough year for merchant battery storage in the UK

2019 will be a “breakthrough year” for UK battery storage, believes Ben Irons, executive director at Habitat Energy, particularly if volatility drives big price spikes over the coming winter. But new business and commercial models are required to avoid burning out assets. How might they look?

A former executive director at Aurora Energy Research, Irons says financiers have got to grips with merchant risk and are on the brink of signing off some chunky deals.

With renewable subsidies harder to come by, he evokes an image of wildebeest at the Serengeti’s Mara river. Read more…