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Northern Powergrid: give DSOs options on storage

Jim Cardwell says a fast-changing industry has to leave its options open

Don’t exclude network companies from using storage, Jim Cardwell of Northern Powergrid has pleaded.

Cardwell says: “As a general rule we want to be market-led, not Regulated.” Some have argued that allowing network companies to own and operate storage could distort the market for other entrants. But Cardwell says it is important that the new DSOs are not excluded entirely from using storage, whether it is batteries or in another form.

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