Comment on CCC power system report

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By George Smeeton

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Commenting on a new report from the Climate Change Committee (CCC) on the requirements of a decarbonised power system in the UK [1], Jess Ralston, Head of Energy at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), said:

“There is a huge investment opportunity in a cleaner, cheaper electricity system that isn’t blown about by international gas markets, but government needs a clearer plan for investors to pile in. The additional costs involved in balancing a renewables grid are minimal particularly when compared to the cost of gas power.

“With batteries building quickly, and the opportunity of demand responding to supply demonstrated by the Demand Flexibility Service, there are obvious routes forwards.”

Notes to editors:

  1. The CCC report, Delivering a reliable decarbonised power system, is published on 9 March.

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