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Grid-connected renewables, storage and the UK electricity market

Wilson, I. A. Grant and McGregor, Peter G. and Infield, David G. and Hall, Peter J. (2011) Grid-connected renewables, storage and the UK electricity market. Renewable Energy, 36 (8). pp. 2166-2170. ISSN 0960-1481

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Abstract

This article is a critical counterpoint to an article by published by Swift-Hook in the journal of Renewable Energy entitled "Grid-connected intermittent renewables are the last to be stored". In contrast to Swift-Hook we found evidence that "grid-connected intermittent renewables" have been, and will continue to be stored when it suits the "UK market" to do so.  This article is important to policy makers as energy storage (through EV battery demand side management for example) may well have an important role to play in facilitating the integration of high wind penetrations.