Batteries to help grid become ‘the internet of energy’

Rather than facing a “death spiral”, the electricity grid is set to become the backbone of the “internet of energy,” with the help of batteries – as long as policymakers get on board. “By 2030, the grid has become necessarily a much smarter place, it’s become more like the internet,” said Simon Hackett, chairman of battery developer Redflow Energy, in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald. Read Simon’s comments at http://www.smh.com.au/business/energy/batteries-to-help-grid-become-the-internet-of-energy-20160531-gp8gr1.html.