About Hugh Taylor

Having worked in the energy industry for over six years, Hugh sits on expert panels for the three largest Distribution Network Operators (DNOs). He also has a deep understanding of National Grid’s Capacity Market and its various balancing markets, is a regular consultee to BEIS and Ofgem, and is a popular speaker at industry events.

Subsidy-free stand-alone solar is coming, but it isn’t quite here yet

2017-10-13T11:50:17+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Featured, News|

At the end of September the national headlines were full of the UK's first subsidy-free solar farm which Anesco unveiled on the Clayhill site in Bedfordshire. There is no doubt that this scheme is a step forward for the renewables industry. However, even though this scheme was financially viable without any subsidies, it doesn’t mean that every large solar scheme will be, in the short term.

What makes a good gas genset site?

2017-10-10T08:05:57+00:00 September 29th, 2017|News, Sector: Commercial & Industrial, Sector: Public Sector, Sector: Rural|

Most of the 'noise' in the energy industry is about the lucrative opportunities from battery storage, and we've written about sites that are suitable for battery storage before. However, batteries are not suitable for all sites or all parts of the electrical grid. Even if the grid has sufficient export capacity for battery power, there must be sufficient import capacity to charge the cells too.

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