Clean Currents 2022

Focus on the United Kingdom: Pumped Storage Restores the UK Grid When Wind and Batteries Fail To

The Dinorwig Pumped Storage hydro powerplant in Wales, United Kingdom, is used to provide frequency support to National Grid on a daily basis.

With the advent of battery storage and wind farms, planners thought they could safely rely on these ‘modern’ renewables to save the day when there was a grid disruption, so redirected Dinorwig to provide ramping support only.

This poster describes what happened in London one fateful Friday afternoon at 5 PM.

Presenter Information

Roger Clarke-Johnson

Roger Clarke-Johnson
Sales and Marketing Director
Mercury Governor Group LLC
Poster Presenter