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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.
What is a solar fence and how does a solar fence stack up compared to conventional ground-mount solar in London and Sydney?
A look at how grid emissions intensity has changed over the last decade
What does the road to profitability look like for station owners?
A look at the introduction of the new Very Fast Contingency FCAS markets
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Comparing the commercial performance of a two hour and eight hour duration grid-scale battery in Australia's NEM
How distribution network tariffs impact the business case for commercial rooftop solar in the UK
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.
Explore the 24/7 Carbon Free Buildings project. Learn about the project and join the free online launch event on April 27th, 2023.
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?
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.
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?
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.
Meet Gridcog's Product Lead Nicki Coates and find out how she helps make Gridcog better everyday
We ran an analysis on the economics of operating a public EV charger in the UK
How to create a Financial Model for your energy project investment decisions using cashflow forecasts from Gridcog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yesterday, WA’s government announced a change to the regulated feed-in-tariff that’s offered to residential owners of solar PV.
Today the Western Australian Wholesale Energy Market hit the price floor of -$1000/MWh for the first time on a weekday.
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.