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Wholesale Demand Response in the NEM: Eligibility deep dive

Wholesale Demand Response in the NEM: Eligibility deep dive

TL;DR Jump to the results to see which C&I load shapes will be eligible* to play in the new Wholesale Demand Response market. Upload your site interval data and we’ll run it through the Gridcognition software (for free!) and tell you whether you’re likely to...

Wholesale Demand Response in the NEM: What’s it all about?

Wholesale Demand Response in the NEM: What’s it all about?

 For energy market enthusiasts, October 2021 is a date in the calendar worth circling. We’ll see the introduction of two significant rule changes into the National Electricity Market (NEM) on Australia’s east coast. October 1 sees the start of 5-minute settlement...

What makes a good battery energy storage system?

What makes a good battery energy storage system?

We've talked about the use-cases for battery energy storage systems, but what are the qualities that make one battery energy storage system (BESS) better or worse for a given use-case? We've made another list!  If you are making an investment case for battery energy...

What are battery energy storage systems for?

What are battery energy storage systems for?

We've been told that battery energy storage systems are an essential part of the world's future energy system - but how, exactly?  What are the different use-cases for battery systems? We've made a list!  If you are making an investment case for battery energy...

What the ESB has planned for Distributed Energy Resources

What the ESB has planned for Distributed Energy Resources

This week Australia's Energy Security Board released its Post-2025 Market Design Options Paper. The paper proposes pathways and reform options to meet four key areas of need for Australia's future energy system: Resource adequacy through the transition Essential...

Google is targeting 24/7 carbon-free… Should you?

Google is targeting 24/7 carbon-free… Should you?

In the recent episode of the Interchange, Smarter Grid Solutions Podcast, host Shayle Kann spoke with Michael Terrell, Google’s Director of Energy about their goal to reach 24/7 Carbon Free Energy by 2030. When 100% isn’t 100% In 2017, Google became the first major...

Understanding the Electricity System – An MVP

Understanding the Electricity System – An MVP

The minimum viable product (MVP) is a concept deeply ingrained into startup culture. It's a response to the perfectionism that can slow down learning and innovation cycles, and by building MVPs instead of 'perfect' product, it can help startups understand if what they...

Is my investment hitting its numbers?

Is my investment hitting its numbers?

It's a question anyone who's deploying capital on DER, so assets like solar PV, battery storage, electric vehicle charging, hydrogen electrolysers etc, will be asking themselves. The fact is that distributed energy resources often exhibit quite dynamic behaviours and...

The Gridcognition Manifesto

The Gridcognition Manifesto

Today, countries representing 78% of global GDP have pledged net-zero emissions by 2060. And we hope that this level of commitment will rise significantly before the end of this decade. Energy from fossil fuels accounts for more than 70% of global emissions and, over...

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