Who has got the batteries?

Written by Leonardo Meeus

Local electricity storage in batteries is nothing new from a technical point of view. What is new, however, is for someone like Elon Musk to succeed in making home batteries trendy. His Powerwall wouldn’t be out of place in many a living room. Everyone with his or her own battery system! Do we want that? Or would we rather have a larger battery for the neighbourhood? That might be cheaper than 100 small ones. And if we are talking economies of scale, do we want the responsibility for the infrastructure to be in the hands of TSOs or DSOs or in the hands of market players? Each option has its supporters.

In Germany, anyone who installed solar panels up to recently was able to get subsidies for the purchase of batteries. In Italy, the TSO can invest in some installations and DSOs can also propose pilot projects, as in the UK.

 

Read the other articles from Leonardo Meeus


More on Electricity

Energy communities: Legal challenges for consumers and investors protection
Energy communities: Legal challenges for consumers and investors protection

The expression energy community and its numerous variations refer to collective action in the field of energy, mostly associated with…

Peer-to-peer electricity trading, Disintermediation and Platform liability
Peer-to-peer electricity trading, Disintermediation and Platform liability

Legal Challenges for consumer and prosumer protection The decentralisation of renewable energy production combined with the digitalisation of the electricity…

P2P Energy Trading: Legal Challenges for Data Management and Data Protection
P2P Energy Trading: Legal Challenges for Data Management and Data Protection

Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading, Digitalization, and Data In Peer-to-Peer (P2P) energy trading, the prosumers engage directly with each other using a…

Join our community

To meet, discuss and learn in the channel that suits you best.

scroll

top