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.

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

2017-11-21T19:47:16+00:00November 21st, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & 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.

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

2017-10-09T09:38:01+00:00October 9th, 2017|News|

At the end of September the UK's first subsidy-free solar farm was unveiled. 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?

2017-09-29T16:20:39+00:00September 29th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector|

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. A gas genset may be suitable for sites where a battery storage isn't.

Find out if you have viable battery storage or power scheme sites

2017-08-16T16:29:49+00:00August 16th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector|

Any battery storage or power generation scheme will need a cost-effective grid connection. It may also need planning consents, land rights, the right generation or demand profile, sufficient budget and an appropriate return on investment.

How to choose the right grid consultant

2017-08-01T12:12:37+00:00August 1st, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Featured, News, Public Sector|

With the power generation and energy storage industry awash with developers and consultants, how can landowners looking to invest in energy schemes be confident that they are making the right decision and investing their time and money in the right company or consultant?

Do you have a site suitable for battery storage?

2017-07-28T06:54:12+00:00July 28th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector, Published Articles|

Numerous factors must conspire for a site to be viable for battery storage. See how you should find out if you have genuine potential for a site in this article first published in Energy Now magazine.

Why is independence important?

2017-07-10T10:24:06+00:00July 10th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector, Video|

Power scheme and energy storage developers will specialise in a single technology. Watch how an independent approach gets you the most suitable technology, the most suitable scale and the most suitable developer to maximise your opportunities.

Why the need for speed?

2017-07-06T10:32:37+00:00July 6th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector, Video|

Power generation and storage schemes can make a lot of money in ground rent for the few landowners lucky to have them. But capacity on the grid is in short supply and is issued by network operators on a strictly first-come-first served basis. You must act quickly.

Be proactive. Don’t wait for a developer to come to you.

2017-06-29T11:00:48+00:00June 29th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News|

To get the best out of any scheme we encourage landowners to be proactive and investigate their energy opportunities. If appropriate, seek permission to connect to the electrical grid before a developer approaches them. Maintaining control throughout the process is key to success.

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