Very positive support at European level for storage and the need to remove regulatory barriers and inequalities to enable the market to grow. The ITRE report makes particular mention of the need to avoid doubling up on fees for charging and discharging of storage assets, which is a timely prompt for OFGEM on its recent consultation. 

It will be fascinating to see the precise text of the New Energy Market Design Framework (or the "Winter Package"), and we hope it will not stand in stark (ahem) contrast to the Conservative Government's Energy Strategy, which should arrive shortly beforehand.   As it was recently put, "Hinkley Point C is a 20th century solution to a 21st century problem". Whatever your view of that decision, there is no doubt that the need to embrace 21st century solutions is more pressing than ever.