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February 13, 2024
Modelling
Optimising the future of clean energy investment

At Gridcog we use computational modelling and mathematical optimisation, rather than machine learning and artificial intelligence. Find out more about how it works.

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Modelling
January 30, 2024
Company News
Ashok Willis Energy Analyst
Meet Ashok Willis - London-based Energy Analyst

Welcome to the Gridcog team, Ashok Willis! Ashok brings excellent technical energy knowledge to the team, and he’s already adding lots of value to our product and clients in the UK and Europe.

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Company News
January 8, 2024
Distributed Energy
Take a look at how a solar fence stacks up in terms of yield and commercials compared to conventional ground mount solar
Solar Fence vs Conventional Ground-Mount Solar

What is a solar fence and how does a solar fence stack up compared to conventional ground-mount solar in London and Sydney?

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Distributed Energy
December 20, 2023
Industry Thoughts
Emissions Go Down

A look at how grid emissions intensity has changed over the last decade

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Industry Thoughts
December 6, 2023
EV Charging
EV Charging Station Economics

What does the road to profitability look like for station owners?

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EV Charging
November 8, 2023
Frequency Regulation
Frothing over Very Fast FCAS

A look at the introduction of the new Very Fast Contingency FCAS markets

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Frequency Regulation
November 1, 2023
GB Market
Take a look at some important themes in UK power markets for Winter 2023
UK Market Winter Outlook 2023

In this blog we take a look at key market developments and potential themes for winter 2023 in the UK, we draw comparisons to Winter 2022 and highlight key things that have changed over that timeframe.

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GB Market
August 25, 2023
Markets
Learn more about common commercial structures in energy projects and how these can be modelled in Gridcog
Introduction to different commercial structures in energy projects

Ensuring an energy project has an optimal commercial structure can determine whether the project is viable or not. In this article we take a look at some of the common commercial structures in renewable energy and flexibility projects including PPAs, supply arrangements and asset optimisation structures and how demonstrate these can be modelled in Gridcog.

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Markets
August 18, 2023
Company News
Tracking multi-site, multi-asset clean energy portfolios
Major new Gridcog service: Closing the loop on the clean energy transition

Introducing Gridcog Tracking, a new solution for monitoring and assuring commercial performance across multi-asset clean energy portfolios. Gain insights on real-world performance data, enhance project decision-making, and ensure optimal commercial returns.

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Company News
July 31, 2023
Battery Storage
Frequency Regulation and Battery Throughput
Frequency Regulation and Battery Throughput

Frequency control is a lucrative source of revenue for battery owners but participation in Regulation services also requires material energy throughput, increasing the degradation of the asset and adding complexity to wholesale trading

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Battery Storage
July 17, 2023
Battery Storage
Hybrid Solar PV and Battery Energy Storage Systems
Modelling Hybrid Systems

Unlock the potential of hybrid solar and battery storage systems with our deep-dive into DC-coupled systems. Learn how they work, their advantages, and how they can increase energy exports and boost project revenues. This detailed guide provides insights into modelling complexities and how Gridcog can help you navigate and compare different solutions for effective decision-making in the clean energy sector

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Battery Storage
July 14, 2023
Industry Thoughts
Behind the meter is back! A Gridcog take on National Grid ESO’s Future Energy Scenarios 2023
Behind the meter is back!

The latest Future Energy Scenarios from National Grid ESO anticipates a huge expansion in wind and solar capacity, from 35GW today to between 94GW-178GW by 2035. It envisions a critical role for distributed energy, smart charging, vehicle-to-grid (V2G), and demand-side flexibility - all key behind the meter themes. The business case and market size for behind-the-meter assets is getting stronger.

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Industry Thoughts
June 15, 2023
EV Charging
Charging Ahead: The Electrifying Journey of Mining Fleets

Dive into the transformative journey of mining fleet electrification and its pivotal role in creating a sustainable future. Discover how these advancements aren't just about the vehicles, but about the entire mining and energy system, and how Gridcog's technology is uniquely equipped to meet these challenges

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EV Charging
June 13, 2023
Company News
Genna Boyle, Gridcog Director of UK and Europe
Meet our Director of UK and Europe, Genna Boyle!

Meet Genna Boyle, Gridcog's new Director of UK and Europe. With a decade's worth of experience in the energy sector, Genna joins us to spearhead our expansion into Europe

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Company News
May 22, 2023
Battery Storage
Do longer duration batteries stack up?
Do longer duration batteries stack up?

Comparing the commercial performance of a two hour and eight hour duration grid-scale battery in Australia's NEM

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Battery Storage
May 10, 2023
EV Charging
How distribution network tariffs impact the business case for commercial rooftop solar in the UK
How distribution costs impact solar investments in the UK

How distribution network tariffs impact the business case for commercial rooftop solar in the UK

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EV Charging
May 4, 2023
EV Charging
Introducing 24/7 Carbon Free Buildings Event
Electrification of "Last Mile" Delivery Trucks

Modelling the impact of a supermarket electrifying its fleet of last mile delivery trucks and the impact this has on the site's energy demand and connection to the grid.

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EV Charging
April 11, 2023
24/7 CFE
Introducing 24/7 Carbon Free Buildings Event
Introducing the 24/7 Carbon Free Buildings Project

Explore the 24/7 Carbon Free Buildings project. Learn about the project and join the free online launch event on April 27th, 2023.

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24/7 CFE
April 11, 2023
EV Charging
Analysis of the potential value of vehicle-to-grid for fleet owners (Australia)

V2G has huge potential to help balance the grid by leveraging the latent capacity of idle battery storage, but do the numbers stack up for Australian fleet owners?

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EV Charging
March 20, 2023
24/7 CFE
Ararat Wind Farm
What’s the future of Renewable Energy Certification in Australia

Australia is set to launch a new voluntary scheme to support renewable energy procurement and storage after 2030. The scheme will provide crucial information about the origin and characteristics of renewable energy. Learn more about this upcoming scheme and its potential impact on the market.

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24/7 CFE
March 8, 2023
EV Charging
Analysis of the potential value of vehicle-to-grid for fleet owners (UK)

V2G has huge potential to help balance the grid by leveraging the latent capacity of idle battery storage, but do the numbers stack up for UK fleet owners?

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EV Charging
March 2, 2023
Introduction to the economics of behind-the-meter solar and battery storage

Pete Tickler talks through the considerations, both technical and commercial, for those looking to make investments in behind-the-meter solar and storage, using the Gridcog software to illustrate some of the key concepts.

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February 19, 2023
Company News
Gridcog Product Lead Nicki meets a Quoka at the 2022 Retreat
Meet Gridcog’s Product Lead, Nicki Coates

Meet Gridcog's Product Lead Nicki Coates and find out how she helps make Gridcog better everyday

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Company News
February 8, 2023
EV Charging
EV car charging at public charger
The Economics of Public EV Charging in the UK

We ran an analysis on the economics of operating a public EV charger in the UK

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EV Charging
February 1, 2023
Industry Thoughts
Financial Modelling of Energy Projects
Build a Financial Model using Gridcog

How to create a Financial Model for your energy project investment decisions using cashflow forecasts from Gridcog

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Industry Thoughts
December 18, 2022
Company News
Gridcog Cryptic
Gridcog Cryptic 2022

At Gridcog we think the world's big problems need big nerds to solve them. So for a bit of holiday fun, we're pleased to share the Gridcog 2022 Cryptic.

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Company News
December 18, 2022
WEM Market
Big Battery
Non Co-Optimized Essential System Services in the WEM

An introduction Non Co-Optmized Essential System Services (NCESS) in the Western Australian Wholesale Energy Market (WEM) and a summary of the new WEM Reliability Service to manage peak demand and minimum demand risks.

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WEM Market
May 18, 2022
NEM Market
Energy Guide: Australian Federal Election 2022

The federal election is barrelling towards us, or perhaps not coming fast enough. Regardless, you may be wondering what the parties battling for our votes have planned for Australia’s energy system.

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NEM Market
December 9, 2022
Distributed Energy
UK Residential Solar PV Payback Analysis

Our previous post looked at the difference between what a residential solar owner in London might be paid under the various SEG export tariffs and what that energy would be worth on the balancing market.

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Distributed Energy
December 8, 2022
Company News
It’s A Kind Of Magic

Magic Mode is one of our product themes for 2023, but Christmas has come early, and it’s great to be able to share some details on our first ‘magical’ feature drop.

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Company News
December 8, 2022
Modelling
The Modelling behind Magic Mode

Figuring out the best configuration of energy assets for a given scenario is a tricky problem. The permutations are potentially infinite and every site and scenario is different.

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Modelling
December 8, 2022
Hydrogen
Calculating the Levelised Cost of Hydrogen

Green Hydrogen is a very hot topic right now, and is a vital part of decarbonization, displacing fossil fuels as a feedstock into chemical/industrial processes, and as a fuel for heating, transport, and power.

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Hydrogen
Distributed Energy
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.

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Distributed Energy
WEM Market
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.

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WEM Market
WEM Market
New Price Floor Milestone for Western Australian Wholesale Energy Market

Today the Western Australian Wholesale Energy Market hit the price floor of -$1000/MWh for the first time on a weekday.

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WEM Market
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