04 Jul 2024
Ysabelle Swan

Podcast: Tolling agreements and the wider market impacts with Ben Guest

The recent announcement of Gresham House Energy Storage Fund's tolling agreement with Octopus Energy represents a significant milestone in the battery storage industry. Ben Guest, Managing Director of New Energy & Fund Manager at Gresham House Energy Storage Fund, joins Quentin in today's episode to delve into this groundbreaking deal.

The conversation explores the rationale behind the tolling agreement, examining both the technical and financial aspects, as well as its broader implications for the energy market and the evolving role of batteries within it.

Involving approximately half of Gresham House's BESS portfolio in partnership with the UK's largest energy supplier, Octopus Energy. During their conversation, Quentin and Ben cover:

  • The specifics of the landmark tolling agreement with Octopus Energy.
  • The impact on the market, including changes in the business case for batteries.
  • The anticipated changes in Gresham House's operational strategies.
  • Ben's insights on the current state of the market.
  • The future outlook for Gresham House Energy Storage Fund.

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About our guest

Gresham House is a specialist alternative asset manager, offering funds, direct investments and tailored opportunities to a wide range of investors. Dedicated to sustainable investments with expertise in forestry, sustainable infrastructure, natural capital, renewable energy and battery storage, affordable housing and public and private equity. For more information, head to their site.

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