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2022.12.18
Company News
Gridcog Cryptic
Gridcog Cryptic 2022

At Gridcog we think the world's big problems need big nerds to solve them. So for a bit of holiday fun, we're pleased to share the Gridcog 2022 Cryptic.

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Company News
2022.12.18
WEM Market
Big Battery
Non Co-Optimized Essential System Services in the WEM

An introduction Non Co-Optmized Essential System Services (NCESS) in the Western Australian Wholesale Energy Market (WEM) and a summary of the new WEM Reliability Service to manage peak demand and minimum demand risks.

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WEM Market
2022.12.09.
Distributed Energy
UK Residential Solar PV Payback Analysis

Our previous post looked at the difference between what a residential solar owner in London might be paid under the various SEG export tariffs and what that energy would be worth on the balancing market.

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Distributed Energy
2022.12.08.
Company News
It’s A Kind Of Magic

Magic Mode is one of our product themes for 2023, but Christmas has come early, and it’s great to be able to share some details on our first ‘magical’ feature drop.

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Company News
2022.12.08.
Modelling
The Modelling behind Magic Mode

Figuring out the best configuration of energy assets for a given scenario is a tricky problem. The permutations are potentially infinite and every site and scenario is different.

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Modelling
2022.12.08.
Hydrogen
Calculating the Levelised Cost of Hydrogen

Green Hydrogen is a very hot topic right now, and is a vital part of decarbonization, displacing fossil fuels as a feedstock into chemical/industrial processes, and as a fuel for heating, transport, and power.

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Hydrogen
2022.11.16.
Company News
Gridcog Team Retreat

As an early-stage tech startup and a child of the Covid era, Gridcog is a fully remote business.

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Company News
2022.11.03
Hydrogen
Electrolyser modelling for green hydrogen

The role of hydrogen in our future energy systems is a very hot topic right now.

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Hydrogen
2022.10.20.
EV Charging
The economics of public EV charging

The rate of electric vehicle adoption in Australia has finally started to ramp up, and plenty of businesses and brands are jostling to charge all those new EVs.

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EV Charging
2022.09.12.
GB Market
Solar Export Tariffs in GB

Our previous post compared the value that residential PV solar owners in Australia can get from the various Feed in Tariff (FiT) schemes in different states.

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GB Market
2022.09.05
NEM Market
Solar Feed in Tariffs in Australia: Who’s Getting a Raw Deal?

In recent years solar feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) in Australia have been falling steadily to reflect both changes to the underlying wholesale markets

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NEM Market
2022.08.30.
Community Batteries
Modelling community batteries

Here’s a quick video building on our recent blog post on community battery network tariffs.

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Community Batteries
2022.08.29.
Wind Generation
Wind modelling, made simple

The new energy system will be made up of lots of variable renewable energy generation from wind and solar, balanced with energy storage and demand flexibility.

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Wind Generation
2022.08.23.
Community Batteries
Network pricing signals for community batteries. Which network offers the best tariff?

We’re shifting away from a small number of large centrally located and primarily thermal (fossil-fuel powered) generators to a very large number of small, distributed and primarily renewable (wind, solar) generators and energy storage systems (batteries).

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Community Batteries
2022.08.01.
Frequency Regulation
Comparing Contingency Frequency Control Markets in Australia and the UK

In a recent blog post, we compared the financial case for installing solar (and optionally battery storage) to a supermarket in Australia versus the UK.

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Frequency Regulation
2022.07.25.
Company News
Meet Gridcognition’s new Senior Data Scientist, Joe Wyndham.

Gridcognition recently hired a new Senior Data Scientist.

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Company News
2022.07.07.
GB Market
Is London a better investment for solar than Sydney?

Following my trip to the UK earlier this month I was struck by a couple of things related to solar PV investment.

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GB Market
2022.06.29.
WEM Market
DER Orchestration in the WEM

Western Australia is a global hotspot for high-penetration of distributed generation in the electricity system, and the Government proactively defined a roadmap for DER integration and orchestration in early 2020.

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WEM Market
2022.06.15.
NEM Market
Battery Storage in a NEM with no Spot market

The National Electricity Market (NEM) in Australia is in disarray this week. What does this mean for Battery Storage?

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NEM Market
2022.06.07.
24/7 CFE
The UN Energy 24/7 Carbon-free Energy Compact

I am pleased to announce that Gridcognition is now officially a signatory of the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact.

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24/7 CFE
2022.06.02.
GB Market
Which UK DNO provides the strongest price signal for EV charging?

Back in late 2020 we had a look at the impact that an electric vehicle (EV) charging investment would have on the network costs for a 24/7 retail business

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GB Market
2022.05.31.
Company News
Meet our Flexible Markets Lead, Alex Leemon!

We’re thrilled to welcome Flexible Markets Lead Alex Leemon to the Gridcognition leadership team.

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Company News
2022.05.31.
EV Charging
Pete Goes Off Grid – Part 2: Adding an EV

A couple of weeks ago I posted some analysis looking at how much battery storage I would need to add to my existing solar system at home to be fully self-sufficient & 100% carbon free with respect to my electricity consumption.

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EV Charging
2022.05.11.
GB Market
Gridcognition selected for London Tech Week ANZ Trade Mission 2022

Following a competitive application process, Gridcognition has been selected as a delegate for the UK Government’s 2022 London Tech Week ANZ Trade Mission and our team couldn’t be more excited!

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GB Market
2022.05.04.
NEM Market
What does seasonal variation mean for the NEM?

Is the NEM a winter or a summer peaking market? Australian summers are hot, so summer, right? Right?

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NEM Market
2022.04.26.
Distributed Energy
I used Gridcognition software to see if my house could go 100% off-grid

There’s much discussion in energy circles around how much storage will be required to deliver the zero-carbon energy systems the world is heading towards.

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Distributed Energy
2022.03.28.
Distributed Energy
Distributed energy disruption has arrived, so what can electricity retailers do to thrive?

The traditional view of the electricity supply chain is something like: Generators → Transmission & Distribution → Retailers → Consumers.

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Distributed Energy
2022.03.24.
Modelling
For the energy transition to succeed, we have to say goodbye to spreadsheets

One of the most notorious chapters in the history of energy was the epic Enron scandal.

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Modelling
2022.03.02.
NZ Market
New Zealand – We’re ready to help accelerate the transition to clean energy

The New Zealand government has an aggressive target “that 90 percent of electricity generation be from renewable sources by 2025”*, which means there’s a clear imperative to deploy infrastructure fast, including DER assets.

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NZ Market
2022.02.23.
Company News
Former Google tech leader, Sam Thorogood, joins Gridcognition as Chief Technology Officer

Gridcognition welcomes Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Sam Thorogood, to the leadership team.

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Company News
2022.02.16.
Distributed Energy
Five kinds of solar curtailment

Western Australia has recently joined South Australia in implementing a ‘Distributed Generation Management’ scheme, whereby some roof-top solar systems can be remotely turned off by the electricity system operator.

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Distributed Energy
2022.02.04.
Company News
Gridcognition increases funding to almost $4 million as energy industry leaders race towards transition

Pete and Fabian, the co-founders of Gridcognition, are excited to announce we’ve ramped up our total funding to almost $4 million, after closing our Seed fundraising round recently.

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Company News
2022.02.02.
Company News
Gridcognition recognized as “game changing” deep tech company at Tech23

I’d almost forgotten how energizing industry events can be, until the recent Tech23 Showcase held in Sydney.

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Company News
2022.01.29
Distributed Energy
Modelling Dynamic Operating Envelopes with Gridcognition

Australia is leading the world on the deployment of distributed generation and South Australia is the poster child for this; we had events last year where almost all of SA’s electrical load was met by roof-top solar.

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Distributed Energy
2021.12.08.
Distributed Energy
When turning off your solar system can make you money

Nudged along by Anthony Seipolt‘s post on AGL Australia offering a new retail tariff incentivising residential customers to turn off their solar systems in return for some cash

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Distributed Energy
2021.11.25.
NEM Market
A world first? Probably.

Only a few years ago debate was running hot over whether even relatively low levels of renewable energy in the world’s electricity grids was achievable, and back then “renewables” typically meant large utility-scale assets.

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NEM Market
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