Thinking Energy

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. 

Aggregating the future in the US

Aggregating the future in the US

In September 2020, the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued Order 2222, which removed barriers to the participation of distributed energy resources (DERs) in wholesale electricity markets for energy, capacity, and ancillary services. DERs including roof-top...

Battery Storage in a 5-minute Market

Battery Storage in a 5-minute Market

  On 1 October 2021 the National Electricity Market on Australia’s east coast will take the significant step of moving from 30-minute to 5-minute settlement. This will doubtless have lots of interesting ramifications, one of which is likely to be that anyone who...

EV Charging: Friend or Foe?

EV Charging: Friend or Foe?

  Electric Vehicles are going to be a very big deal for energy systems right around the world. Even at their simplest they are pretty serious energy assets, with a relatively small EV like a Nissan Leaf still having a battery several times larger than a typical...

FCAS: The value stream everyone’s talking about

FCAS: The value stream everyone’s talking about

In recent times contingency FCAS has become a very lucrative revenue stream for participants in the NEM able to offer services into the various contingency markets.   In particular, owners of battery storage systems have trousered some serious coin, often...

Western Australia lets the tires down on rooftop solar

Western Australia lets the tires down on rooftop solar

  Yesterday, WA’s government announced a change to the regulated feed-in-tariff that’s offered to residential owners of solar PV. From November 2020, rather than receiving a flat 7c/kWh for excess solar exported to the grid, the new scheme will incorporate a...

Solar PV isn’t just about yield

Solar PV isn’t just about yield

Inspired by the lively discussion that resulted from Gavin Mooney's recent post on what direction to point roof-top solar systems, we crunched a few numbers to help inform the conversation. The analysis looks at a single commercial load shape (I picked an office...

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