Self-consumption mode is where you use excess solar to charge the battery i.e. solar that is surplus to the site’s requirements, and discharged as soon as there is site load to discharge into. Co-optimised mode is when you fully optimise the battery based on the price signals the site or participant is exposed to. The intent is for co-optimised assets to perform in a way that delivers the greatest possible commercial return. This can include all energy and demand tariff components, along with capacity-type items like FCAS (Australia) or Dynamic Containment (UK). Optimisation uses full-resolution interval data and considers the uncertainty settings applied for load forecast and market forecast.

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