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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 3 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 2 businesses grow strategically.

Excessive Costs of the Current System National Grid’s (NG’s) Network Options Analysis 2021 proposed ~£16bn grid reinforcement to accommodate ~17GW new offshore …

Offshore Energy Networks The subject here is how to regulate OFTOs (cables owned by Offshore Transmission Owners) so that (for example) they …

Throughout the energy transition, technology after technology has been lauded as “the big thing” of the energy transition, “the solution” to the …

One of the biggest challenges facing those who wish to invest in, or otherwise work with, energy storage is how to compare …

Current Situation Currently the energy transition is incentivised by an uncoordinated mish-mash of levies, charges, bans and regulations. Examples include: The European …

Enabling an Affordable, Reliable and Resilient Energy Transition Grid connected batteries are being used for many grid services that would be much …

Three Perfect Storms?  Three severe winter storms swept across America in the period February 10-20, 2021. While causing many problems across the …

Current Calculations Currently each country and grid calculates its need for storage in very complicated manner, by creating a model with various …

The UK government and grid are planning £16bn grid upgrades as part of wider developments to accommodate an additional 17GW of new …

Storelectric has identified a number of critical challenges for the energy transition, and their solutions. These are discussed below. Intermittency Most renewables …

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