Following a new framework agreement, the clean energy developer, Masdar will now be able to use Octopus Energy’s technology platform, Kraken, to manage its UK battery storage portfolio.
The agreement – signed by Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar and Greg Jackson, Founder and CEO of Octopus at the UAE Climate Tech Forum – follows Masdar’s commitment to invest £1 billion in UK battery storage after acquiring Arlington Energy in October 2022.
Octopus’ Kraken software will allow Masdar to control the performance of its batteries and enable them to store and discharge electrons in the “greenest possible way.”
“Masdar and Octopus Energy share a common commitment to pioneering innovative clean energy solutions that disrupt and transform the energy market, and as we expand our presence in the UK energy sector, through our £1 billion investment in battery storage, Kraken will provide us with the flexibility we need to scale our business rapidly,” said Ramahi.
“Kraken’s experience and expertise in battery storage asset management will help us to maximize the value of our investments and support the UK’s ambitious energy transition goals.”
“Masdar has established itself as one of the leading investors in renewable technologies around the world,” added Jackson from Octopus.
“As they step into batteries in a big way – the acquisition of Arlington and this £1 billion announcement – we are delighted to partner with them. Working together with their infrastructure expertise and Kraken’s world-leading technology, we can make a real difference – driving cleaner, cheaper and more secure energy at scale.”
Kraken is currently contracted to manage 5GW in 10 countries with Octopus targeting 3GW by the close of this year.
This extract was taken from out sister site Solar Power Portal the full article can be found here.