Re: Points from a briefing
"home battery storage will take off"
No it won't because batteries are too expensive. If time shifting electricity to spread load with batteries were economical the generating companies would already be doing it and at a scale which would be much more economical than small home installations.
If it 'took off' despite being uneconomical it would erode the peak/off peak difference and become even less economical.
Smart appliances are potentially sensible and the only way smart metering can produce any significant benefit. I just hope that part of the system has been properly thought out and implemented, however, it is it a mess I wouldn't be at all surprised.