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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
NEM Market
FCAS: The value stream everyone’s talking about

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.

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NEM Market
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
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