Hugh Taylor

About Hugh Taylor

Having worked in the energy industry for over six years, Hugh sits on expert panels for all six the UK 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.

Tread carefully with grid advice before paying for an application

2018-02-15T12:03:12+00:00February 15th, 2018|Commercial & Industrial, Farming & Estates, Featured, News, Public Sector|

Many landowners have contacted us recently after they've been approached by firms touting grid advice and persuading landowners to sign up to up-front fees for making a battery storage grid application. Read how you should beware of this approach and find out how we are different.

How much should you pay for grid consultancy?

2018-01-22T16:12:22+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Commercial & Industrial, Farming & Estates, News, Public Sector, Video|

Some advisors are taking money from landowners to make grid applications for battery storage on sites that don’t have a chance of a scheme. See why and find out how we are different.

A sad day caused by grid connection application scandal

2017-12-04T11:04:09+00:00December 4th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farming & Estates, News, Public Sector|

Land and property owners need to be made aware of some of the practices of some 'grid consultants' and land agents during the grid connection application process that could cost them unnecessary time and money and that are putting the Network Operators' system planning teams under considerable pressure.

Discover your battery storage opportunities ahead of your neighbours

2017-12-01T13:58:51+00:00December 1st, 2017|Farming & Estates, Featured, News, Published Articles|

We were delighted to be asked to contribute an article to Farming Monthly after they had seen an article by Hugh in another publication. The article below was first published in Farming Monthly's digital edition - September 2017.

Will we see standalone subsidy-free solar in 2018?

2017-11-30T08:01:30+00:00November 30th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farming & Estates, News, Public Sector|

2017 saw the first subsidy-free solar farm energise, but the scheme was located with battery storage and had an existing suitable grid connection. The burning question is when could we see a subsidy-free standalone scheme deployed on a new connection?

Behind-the-meter battery storage: the pitfalls to avoid

2017-11-24T08:02:05+00:00November 24th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farming & Estates, News, Public Sector|

Behind-the-meter battery storage remains an expensive technology, and the risks of investing unwisely are high if you haven’t done your research and correct planning first. Battery storage is not suited to all sites, not all sites will a business case for scheme and the risks of being mis-sold are high.

Should you be tapping into battery storage opportunities behind the meter?

2017-11-21T19:47:16+00:00November 21st, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farming & Estates, News, Public Sector|

Battery storage located ‘behind the meter’ is an emerging market which holds huge potential for energy cost savings and income opportunities for some businesses, farms and estates. We look at what it is, which sites it is suited to and highlight the benefits it can bring to a site.

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