Open Energi is partnering UK battery storage firm Zenobe Energy for the automated trading and optimisation of the latter's grid scale Hill Farm battery.
Open Energi’s Dynamic Demand 2.0 energy optimisation platform has been connected to Zenobe’s 12MWh battery at the Hill Farm site, enabling further optimisation of the battery across a wider range of ancillary services and trading markets.
The platform uses AI to increase responsiveness and track key indicators while reducing throughput and degradation, therefore extending battery lifetime, Open Energi said.
Zenobe becomes Open Energi’s latest battery storage partner, having partnered with Red-T earlier this year. Red-T’s vanadium flow machine was connected to Open Energi's Dynamic Demand platform and achieved pre-qualification in National Grid’s dynamic firm frequency response market, the first vanadium flow machine to do so.
David Hill, director of Open Energi, said: “As our energy market continues to be revolutionised by the growth of renewable sources, optimisation strategies in battery storage systems has never been more complex or critical.
“We designed our algorithmic trading capability with companies like Zenobe in mind, who recognise the importance of innovation and optimisation to meet the needs of power-intensive businesses and the UK at large.”