21 Apr '17, 7am

UK Government needs to design a new smarter power grid urgently says new report

At present, the UK national grid is woefully prepared to meet the demand on the system by increasing solar power systems and electric vehicle takeup. The number of UK consumers choosing to buy small-scale renewable energy technologies is growing according to the new report by Green Alliance, which also warns that the consequences of not upgrading the grid urgently could be disastrous. If no action is taken, just six electric cars charging in close proximity at peak time could overload the grid and disrupt the local power supply. This in turn would provide ample ammunition for critics of renewable energy that want to see clean energy growth stopped in its tracks. At present, one in five of the UK’s local grids are unable to accept more distributed energy like rooftop solar. However, if the Government designs a smarter power system now, electric car batteries could store eno...

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