27 May, 14:00 – 16:00
Electricity storage is currently not defined in the licence regime. By default, it is treated as a subset of generation; in terms of planning, health and safety, grid connection and charging, the rules that apply to generation are also applied to storage.
The ESN has, for some time, been discussing where storage fits in the electricity licence regime; should it sit as a subset of generation in the electricity generation licence (currently the government’s policy), or should it be outside of this regime, perhaps with its own licence.
But what would a separate licence and/or code regime look like for storage? Whilst it is easy to identify problems stemming from the current arrangement, it is necessary to look further to the future and sketch out what a new licence regime would look like for storage in 5, 10, 15 years’ time.
This online workshop explored the current situation and debated the elements that would shape a future licence and code regime for storage.