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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As an early-stage tech startup and a child of the Covid era, Gridcog is a fully remote business.
The role of hydrogen in our future energy systems is a very hot topic right now.
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.
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.
In recent years solar feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) in Australia have been falling steadily to reflect both changes to the underlying wholesale markets
Here’s a quick video building on our recent blog post on community battery network tariffs.
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.
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).
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.
Gridcognition recently hired a new Senior Data Scientist.
Following my trip to the UK earlier this month I was struck by a couple of things related to solar PV investment.
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.
The National Electricity Market (NEM) in Australia is in disarray this week. What does this mean for Battery Storage?
I am pleased to announce that Gridcognition is now officially a signatory of the 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact.
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
We’re thrilled to welcome Flexible Markets Lead Alex Leemon to the Gridcognition leadership team.
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.
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!
Is the NEM a winter or a summer peaking market? Australian summers are hot, so summer, right? Right?
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.
The traditional view of the electricity supply chain is something like: Generators → Transmission & Distribution → Retailers → Consumers.
One of the most notorious chapters in the history of energy was the epic Enron scandal.
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.
Gridcognition welcomes Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Sam Thorogood, to the leadership team.
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.
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.
I’d almost forgotten how energizing industry events can be, until the recent Tech23 Showcase held in Sydney.
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.
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
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.