Storage Simplified: What the October 2017 Ofgem change to transmission charging means for behind-the-meter (BtM) energy storage customers

What effects will Ofgem's proposals have
Earlier this year, on 22 June, a legal challenge to Ofgem’s proposals over cuts to embedded benefits was quashed, which made news across the industry and sparked concern for investors and customer’s alike. The proposals from Ofgem centred around cutting the Triad payments that are made to smaller electricity generators...
Energy Storage/ September 21, 2018

A role model for energy storage

Powerstar VIRTUE model
With the increasing need for energy storage to maintain a reliable energy supply as the inherently variable sources of renewable energy take a greater share of the mix, it is important to explore new ways of conveying not only the benefits of battery-based energy storage technology but also the...
Energy Storage/ August 7, 2018

Storage as a Service: future proofing your business today

Storage as a Service
In the latest instalment of his As a Service series, Robert Macklin, Chief Financial Officer at Powerstar, discusses Storage as a Service (STaaS®), which allows companies to future proof their business and its operations through energy storage technology without capital outlay. The full article was published by Robert on LinkedIn...
Energy Storage/ August 2, 2018

Uninterruptible Power Supply – Storage Simplified

UPS - Powerstar VIRTUE
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is a capability which provides backup power to the primary electrical system so that there is minimal disruption to the functionality of the electrical system, consequently providing organisations with the confidence that their operations will continue as normal in the event of an energy-related failure....
Energy Storage/ June 20, 2018

Manufacturing resilience in Lincoln

Behind-the-Meter market leader Powerstar VIRTUE
In April 2018, our most recent Powerstar VIRTUE energy storage solution was successfully installed into NMB Minebea UK, a world leader in the design and manufacture of bearing technologies, where it will provide a multitude of benefits. Throughout March and April, the 1MW/1MWh battery energy storage solution (BESS) was manufactured, fully...
Energy Storage/ May 8, 2018

Powerstar VIRTUE Operational Stability Webinar Recording

Operational Stability
On 24 April, 2018, Powerstar CEO, Dr. Alex Mardapittas, delivered a webinar that explored how, in our 21st century world, operational stability is becoming increasingly crucial as organisations have more and more critical processes due to the rise of big data and increased customer expectations, meaning intense operations exist...
Energy Storage/ April 24, 2018