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EV Charging
EV Charging: Friend or Foe?

Electric Vehicles are going to be a very big deal for energy systems right around the world.

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EV Charging
Battery Storage
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.

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Battery Storage
Distributed Energy
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.

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Distributed Energy
Distributed Energy
Which network provides the strongest price signal for solar and batteries?

We simulated the same behind-the-meter commercial solar and battery project across the 14 distribution networks that make up the WEM and NEM

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Distributed Energy
24/7 CFE
Optimising the environmental performance of distributed energy assets

For many organisations (like Google with their commitment to 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy) optimising the design and operation of their DER assets isn’t just about dollars and cents; the environmental return is just as important.

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24/7 CFE
EV Charging
Which network provides the strongest price signal for EV charging?

The transition to decarbonised and decentralised energy systems is occurring in lockstep with the growth in e-mobility.

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EV Charging
Industry Thoughts
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.

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Industry Thoughts
Battery Storage
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.

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Battery Storage
Case Study
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

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Case Study
Battery Storage
Maximising battery value: a commercial analysis of front-of-meter vs behind-the-meter storage

There’s a healthy debate underway in the energy sector around where battery energy storage assets should be located within electricity systems, in order to create the greatest possible value, both for their owners and for society more broadly.

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Battery Storage
Company News
Investing in the future of energy with Gridcognition

Aussie energy tech startup Gridcogniton have closed a $675k pre-seed investment round this week with some of Australia’s leading tech and clean energy investors.

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Company News
Company News
Gridcognition Virtual Retreat

It was the one year anniversary of Gridcognition this month and we had our inaugural week-long company-wide retreat. This time it was virtual but we’re hoping that our next one will be in-person.

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Company News
Company News
Hackathon project: Gamifing demand management

Shifting the curve – analysing the effects of energy efficiency projects

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Company News
Industry Thoughts
The Gridcog Manifesto

Today, countries representing 78% of global GDP have pledged net-zero emissions by 2060.

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Industry Thoughts
Modelling
Is my investment hitting its numbers?

It’s a question anyone who’s deploying capital on DER, so assets like solar PV, battery storage, electric vehicle charging, hydrogen electrolysers etc, will be asking themselves.

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Modelling
NEM Market
Understanding the Electricity System – An MVP

The minimum viable product (MVP) is a concept deeply ingrained into startup culture.

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NEM Market
24/7 CFE
Google is targeting 24/7 carbon-free… Should you?

In the recent episode of the Interchange, Smarter Grid Solutions Podcast, host Shayle Kann spoke with Michael Terrell, Google’s Director of Energy about their goal to reach 24/7 Carbon Free Energy by 2030.

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24/7 CFE
NEM Market
What the ESB has planned for Distributed Energy Resources

This week Australia’s Energy Security Board released its Post-2025 Market Design Options Paper.

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NEM Market
Battery Storage
What are battery energy storage systems for?

We’ve been told that battery energy storage systems are an essential part of the world’s future energy system – but how, exactly?

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Battery Storage
Modelling
Nobody’s Fool: Weaving uncertainty into the fabric of our modelling

Our job at Gridcognition is help our customers plan and optimise distributed energy projects.

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Modelling
Battery Storage
What makes a good battery energy storage system?

We’ve talked about the use-cases for battery energy storage systems, but what are the qualities that make one battery energy storage system (BESS) better or worse for a given use-case?

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Battery Storage
NEM Market
Wholesale Demand Response in the NEM: What’s it all about?

For energy market enthusiasts, October 2021 is a date in the calendar worth circling.

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NEM Market
NEM Market
Wholesale Demand Response in the NEM: Eligibility deep dive

WDR has many considerations. The two top priorities for most prospective participants are eligibility and commercial reward.

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NEM Market
Company News
Gridcognition accelerating international growth with commercialisation grant

Gridcognition has been announced today as one of eight Australian businesses to receive a share of $3.9 million in funding through the Ministry of Industry, Science and Technology.

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Company News
Company News
Have you met: Alice McCullagh

Alice joined the Gridcognition team in March 2021, and it’s safe to say she hit the ground running!

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Company News
Microgrids
Microgrids and the future of energy supply in Western Australia

Australia has some of the longest distance and lowest density transmission and distribution networks in the world.

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Microgrids
Industry Thoughts
Reasons to be cheerful

The 2021 version of the Conference of Parties (that’s what COP stands for) likely heralds another round of geopolitical posturing, mudslinging and pledging from our world leaders.

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Industry Thoughts
Company News
Climate Tech 1000? We’re on the list!

Gridcognition was recently named in the Climate Tech 1000 “a list of the 1000 most promising Climate Tech startups and companies around the world”

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Company News
NEM Market
A world first? Probably.

Only a few years ago debate was running hot over whether even relatively low levels of renewable energy in the world’s electricity grids was achievable, and back then “renewables” typically meant large utility-scale assets.

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NEM Market
Distributed Energy
When turning off your solar system can make you money

Nudged along by Anthony Seipolt‘s post on AGL Australia offering a new retail tariff incentivising residential customers to turn off their solar systems in return for some cash

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Distributed Energy
Distributed Energy
Modelling Dynamic Operating Envelopes with Gridcognition

Australia is leading the world on the deployment of distributed generation and South Australia is the poster child for this; we had events last year where almost all of SA’s electrical load was met by roof-top solar.

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Distributed Energy
Company News
Gridcognition recognized as “game changing” deep tech company at Tech23

I’d almost forgotten how energizing industry events can be, until the recent Tech23 Showcase held in Sydney.

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Company News
Company News
Gridcognition increases funding to almost $4 million as energy industry leaders race towards transition

Pete and Fabian, the co-founders of Gridcognition, are excited to announce we’ve ramped up our total funding to almost $4 million, after closing our Seed fundraising round recently.

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Company News
Distributed Energy
Five kinds of solar curtailment

Western Australia has recently joined South Australia in implementing a ‘Distributed Generation Management’ scheme, whereby some roof-top solar systems can be remotely turned off by the electricity system operator.

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Distributed Energy
Company News
Former Google tech leader, Sam Thorogood, joins Gridcognition as Chief Technology Officer

Gridcognition welcomes Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Sam Thorogood, to the leadership team.

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Company News
NZ Market
New Zealand – We’re ready to help accelerate the transition to clean energy

The New Zealand government has an aggressive target “that 90 percent of electricity generation be from renewable sources by 2025”*, which means there’s a clear imperative to deploy infrastructure fast, including DER assets.

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NZ Market
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