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At Gridcognition, we’re always thinking energy – musings, ponderings, predictions – we can’t get enough of it. Stay up to date and follow our journey as we work to build the software that enables the future of energy around the world. 

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...

Hackathon project: Gamifing demand management

Hackathon project: Gamifing demand management

Shifting the curve - analysing the effects of energy efficiency projects   Problem We've been mostly focused on optimising distributed energy assets at Gridcognition, including solar, storage and EV charging. We thought we'd use our Hackathon at last weeks...

Gridcognition Virtual Retreat

Gridcognition Virtual Retreat

  It was the one year anniversary of Gridcognition this month and we had our inaugural week-long company-wide retreat. This time it was virtual but we're hoping that our next one will be in-person. Gridcognition mission  We started the week talking about our...

Investing in the future of energy with Gridcognition

Investing in the future of energy with Gridcognition

Aussie energy tech startup Gridcogniton have closed a $675k pre-seed investment round this week with some of Australia’s leading tech and clean energy investors. From a standing start in February 2020, co-founders Fabian Le Gay Brereton and Pete Tickler have assembled...

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