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Custom File Uploads to S3

Custom File Uploads to S3

There are three kinds of geeks at Gridcognition: energy geeks, data science geeks, and software geeks. I’m the third kind and I thought I’d share what I learnt last week when I was building a file uploader for Amazon S3. Making your own file uploader to s3 can be...

Counties Power and Gridcognition launch distributed energy pilot

Counties Power and Gridcognition launch distributed energy pilot

EnergyLab’s Scaleup Program has delivered its first clean energy collaboration, with New Zealand-based energy utility Counties Power and energy data startup Gridcognition launching a pilot study to understand large scale distributed energy resources (DER)...

Will Victoria’s big battery win big or lose its shirt?

Will Victoria’s big battery win big or lose its shirt?

Going toe-to-toe with the US election for media attention, this week saw the announcement of another huge battery storage project for Australia. Imaginatively dubbed the Victorian 'Big Battery', the project, which is to be located near Geelong in Victoria on...

The global push for clean energy

The global push for clean energy

After days of counting, today it has become clear that Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States. He has declared that  addressing climate change is “the No 1 issue facing humanity” and has promised $2 trillion in climate spending and policies to put...

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...

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