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Mark Howitt is Chief Technical Officer, a founding director of Storelectric. He leads Storelectric’s technical and operations, minimising technological risk, maximising efficiency and environmental friendliness, and speed to market. He focuses on technologically simple solutions using proven technologies wherever possible.

His degree was in Physics with Electronics. He has 12 years management and innovation consultancy experience world-wide. In a rail multinational, Mark developed three profitable and successful businesses: in commercialising a non-destructive technology he had innovated, in logistics and in equipment overhaul. In electronics manufacturing, he developed and introduced to the markets 5 product ranges and helped two businesses grow strategically.

The Energy Transition A Simple Transition The energy transition means replacing fossil fuelled power stations with zero-carbon generation and electricity storage. How …

National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios 2023 (NG’s FES 2023) is a small step forward on their 2022 document. It contains broader, for …

Executive Summary Energy systems are likely to be ~⅔ electricity and ~⅓ hydrogen and its products. Hydrogen uses include industry, synthetic fuels/chemicals, …

Introduction Contracts for Difference (CfDs) are an industry-standard way to contract new renewable energy generating capacity, which has been very successful in …

Lessons from the British Energy Transition The paper Powering Up Britain outlines the British government’s energy strategy for the coming years. Britain …

On its current course, the energy transition is unaffordable and will lead to unreliable and fragile grids. And that’s in a grid …

Storelectric is participating fully in the hydrogen economy in six ways: Hydrogen CAES Hydrogen storage CAES and Hydrogen Projects Integrated Projects High-temperature …

Grid connected batteries are being used for many grid services that would be much better and more cheaply delivered by large-scale long-duration …

How do you feel the energy transition is progressing, in the electricity systems? In the UK, Europe and North America, there’s huge …

Locational Pricing

Avoiding the Issues Because most of the grid is congested, locational pricing is proposed to direct investment to less-congested parts of the …

National Grid has recently (Dec 2022) issued its Operability Strategy to 2035. It is a profoundly worrying document that will inevitably lead to increased …

Onshore Grid Costs for New Offshore Wind – Updated December 2022 Figures Britain’s need for onshore grid reinforcement to accommodate offshore wind …

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