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