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‘Energy storage is the first truly digital asset for the electric network’: Fluence, AMS Q&A

27 Oct 2020, 04:16 • By Andy Colthorpe
‘Energy storage is the first truly digital asset for the electric network’: Fluence, AMS Q&A

The acquisition of Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) saw energy storage technology provider and system integrator Fluence take on AMS' artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled optimised bidding software for energy storage and renewable energy assets. Energy-Storage.news editor Andy Colthorpe asked Fluence CTO Brett Galura and former AMS CEO Seyed H. Madaeni some key questions about the acquisition.

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Solving California’s energy puzzle: Microgrids, home batteries and power-to-gas

15 Oct 2020, 08:22 • By Andy Colthorpe
Solving California’s energy puzzle: Microgrids, home batteries and power-to-gas

While planning a better future for California’s energy system will take time and lies in the hands of many, many stakeholders from regulators to government to citizens and corporations, here are a few more of the recent moves forwards in clean energy in the state.

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South Africa’s 2GW Risk Mitigation tender and what it means for energy storage, renewables and gas

8 Oct 2020, 10:46 • By Andy Colthorpe
South Africa’s 2GW Risk Mitigation tender and what it means for energy storage, renewables and gas

South Africa’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy is conducting a fairly unique procurement programme for 2GW of energy capacity, to come from a "range of energy source technologies". Clean Horizon head of market analysis, Corentin Baschet, spoke to Andy Colthorpe about what the “almost technology agnostic” tender aims to do and the type of companies and projects likely to be successful in it.

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Monetising battery data: How machine learning can pay you back

28 Sep 2020, 15:28 • By Solar Media Staff
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Monetising battery data: How machine learning can pay you back

Peaxy CEO and President Manuel Terranova joins us to discuss some of the biggest challenges facing the battery industry, and how smart software like Peaxy Lifecycle Intelligence (PLI) for Batteries can solve them.

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What is Dynamic Containment and what does it mean for battery energy storage in the UK?

14 Sep 2020, 13:38 • By Alex Done
What is Dynamic Containment and what does it mean for battery energy storage in the UK?

The dynamics of balancing electricity supply and demand on the grid have been deeply affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but it's certainly not the only reason why the UK's electricity system operator is introducing a new service called Dynamic Containment. What is it and why is the UK already replacing its firm frequency response (FFR) and other ancillary services?

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Making a digital twin of the hybrid battery at Oxford’s low-carbon Energy Superhub

8 Sep 2020, 10:56 • By Jorn Reniers
Making a digital twin of the hybrid battery at Oxford’s low-carbon Energy Superhub

The Energy Superhub Oxford in England is a sophisticated project to create a decarbonised urban environment using a mix of advanced technologies. Jorn Reniers, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science gives us insights into his role, which is to make a digital twin of the Superhub, including its 50MW hybrid battery storage system.

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CASE STUDY: Co-optimising a municipally owned battery storage site in Britain

3 Sep 2020, 12:36 • By Thomas Jennings
CASE STUDY: Co-optimising a municipally owned battery storage site in Britain

The largest battery storage project to be owned by a local government authority in the UK, the 30MW Fideoak project, required a novel software solution to ensure that the best return and maximum impact could be made with public money invested, as Thomas Jennings of Kiwi Power explains.