EDIE: UK’s largest Tesla battery to be AI-optimised

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (Bloomberg NEF), the global lithium-ion battery market for energy storage will reach at least $239bn by 2040, as renewables come online and as technology costs fall. The early signs of this battery boom can be seen in the UK’s utilities sector, where one in three firms have already invested in onsite storage.

This week Zenobe Energy announced that it will use artificial intelligence (AI) to optimise its front-of-the-meter battery at Hill Farm, Leicestershire. The move will enable the 12MW Tesla unit to better take part in the utility markets of the future and will also extend its lifespan by tracking and managing the battery’s state-of-charge. Additionally, Zenobe Energy claims, it will make the facility more resilient and flexible – enabling it to play a role in maintaining energy security.

Open Energi has developed the AI platform, called Dynamic Demand 2.0. Other firms utilising this technology include United Utilities and Aggregate Industries.

“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.” Open Energi’s director David Hill said.

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Current± News: Open Energi partners Zenobe for AI-enabled battery optimisation

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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.

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