Welcome to Inspiratia’s latest webcast. This is the first in a new series looking at battery storage in partnership with the law firm Gowling WLG. I’m Alex Blackburn and I lead Inspiratia’s renewables coverage in London.

For this episode I’m joined by Helen Emmerson, a partner in Gowling’s real estate team, and Roberto Castiglioni, a senior investment director at Ingenious Infrastructure and managing director of Argonaut Power. The three of us sat down in late September at Gowling’s London Bridge offices on the bank of the Thames and started by talking about grid connected batteries, or front of the meter. The latest figures put the UK’s installed capacity at around 350 megawatts driven largely by 2016’s enhanced frequency response auction.