Last week saw two major policy announcements with major impacts on the way we manage our electricity networks, generate and consume electricity, and use transport.
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At Joju we like to pioneer the latest technical developments, and we know our customers do too. That’s why we’re delighted to offer people the opportunity to participate in a major energy storage field trial.
Joju is working with UK Power Networks (UKPN), Powervault and Sonnen to install a limited number of electricity storage products in homes in the South East of England, as part of a major trial of battery technology. UKPN are the regional electricity distribution network operator for the South East and London, and have responsibility for stable operation of the local network. The purpose of the project is to greater understand the impact domestic solar battery systems have on the distribution network, especially if they can help manage demand during the evening peak.
To encourage solar households to take part in the project, the installation of the electricity storage product, whichever you choose, is FREE. Home owners will only pay for the cost of the electricity storage product. Joju who are an approved installer, will install the products.
The scheme will involve the installation of the battery and monitoring equipment and your system will be monitored for 1 year. UKPN may choose to operate the battery in a number of different ways in this period.
To qualify for this scheme, you must be connected to the UKPN network. Please note this has no relationship to who your electricity supplier is – that can be anyone (Big Six, Good Energy, Ecotricity etc.). Rather it is about who owns the distribution wires in your local area. UKPN’s network covers the SE, London and East Anglia. To find out for certain if you qualify and UKPN is your network operator click here and enter your postcode.
More information on the products available is below. Prices will vary from £3,050 to £6,000 depending on the battery storage product chosen.
If you qualify and are interested in taking part in this field trial, then please contact Jon Cowdrill, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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