The UK is fast approaching an energy supply crisis set for 2025. The country’s demand for electricity by this time will have increased to levels 40%-55% higher than the government can supply, which inevitably will lead to increased blackouts throughout the UK during this period unless drastic action is taken.
There is currently a buffer of a mere 2% on the National Grid and with the weather this year being un-characteristically warm, the government are yet to be exposed to the effects of this infrastructure weakness.
The government’s current policies make it impossible for the UK to even come close to meeting the necessary energy target for 2025. For example, their recent cuts to renewable subsidies have all but obliterated the chance of having any additional clean power resources built by this time and it is unlikely that the nuclear reactor proposed to be built at Hinkley Point is going to completed by this time. The effects of this power surge without any additional resources could be devastating for households throughout the UK.
There would need to be at least 30 new gas stations built by 2025 to make up the deficit and there isn’t a chance of anything near that number being built or any current plans to attempt to do so. As well as cutting green subsidy plans the government has also abandoned plans for carbon capture and storage technology which could have likely given an extension to coal-fired plants.
The UK is facing an urgent crisis, the increases in transport use, heating and an increasing population demonstrate that it is pretty much certain that electricity use is on the rise in a big way, combined with increasing volatile weather and you’ve got the makings of a major energy crisis. With little focus on reducing these increasing demands and many of the ageing nuclear plants on the way out, the UK is actually on course to be producing even less electricity than it currently is.
We are faced with a future where electricity is less secure, less reliable and most importantly less affordable.
One solution to these rising issues is a battery storage system. Battery storage and energy management systems allow you to be smart with your energy, they offer the ability to control how and when you use your electricity and store excess energy generated. They are even able to allow you to go off grid, giving you resilience against the rising energy problems the UK is facing.
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