A new approach to coordinating offshore electricity grids
Sustained increases in UK and EU offshore wind power generation mean that making changes to regulation and infrastructure has become a priority.
In recent project document meetings with governments and utilities in SubSaharan Africa the message has been clear – what we are really interested in is solar PV with battery storage. Solar PV works for relieving pressure on hydropower during the day, but what about our evening peak demand? Whilst there is mild interest in solar photovoltaic (PV), there is a real eagerness to consider hybrid projects which combine solar PV with battery storage.
The EU is very likely to push ahead with creating a carbon border adjustment mechanism, as soon as compliance with WTO rules can be assured.
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