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UK’s National Grid prepares for 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025.

Renew Economy 8th April 2019 National Grid, the operator of the UK electricity system and the equivalent
to the Australian Energy Market Operator, says it is preparing to change
its systems so it can operate the electricity grid with 100 per cent
renewable energy by 2025.
Australia is often thought as a leader in the
transition to renewables, but the progress in other countries is usually
In the UK, the Tory government’s official policy is to phase
out coal completely by 2025 and the grid operator says it needs to develop
a system in which it doesn’t need coal or gas back-up. The document
identifies the areas where traditional generation has delivered services
such as inertia, frequency control and voltage, which will now have to come
from wind and solar, plus various storage technologies and other “demand
side” options. This will require a re-design of the markets to better
represent the new technologies and the passing of the old ones. It has now
set a work plan that sets various deadlines in coming years, and tenders
for providers of new technologies.


April 9, 2019 - Posted by | renewable, UK

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