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Open Energi and Erova Energy launch UK’s first fully automated energy optimisation and trading system

Dynamic Demand 2.0 Trader will deliver optimum return on investment for energy storage developers LONDON – MARCH 10 – Open Energi, the UK’s leader in the automated optimisation of distributed energy, has announced the launch of Dynamic Demand 2.0 Trader – a partnership agreement with energy trading specialist Erova Energy. The partnership is the first […]

Open Energi Collaborating with Zenobe Energy to optimise UK’s largest Tesla battery

Using Open Energi’s Dynamic Demand 2.0, the Hill Farm site in Leicester will add resilience to GB’s electricity grid, helping enable a 100% renewable energy system LONDON – SEPTEMBER 12 – Today, Open Energi announced its collaboration with Zenobe Energy to automate trading and optimisation of a front-of-the-meter battery at Hill Farm, home to the […]

Flow machines qualify for UK frequency response market for first time

redT machine becomes first vanadium redox flow asset to enter ancillary service market redT energy storage machine actively balances UK grid via Open Energi platform Non-degrading storage technology, combines with cutting edge optimisation platform to stack multiple values services redT, an energy storage infrastructure company, and Open Energi an energy tech company using advanced technology […]

Open Energi selected by ITM Power to optimise electrolysers

LONDON – 18 JULY 2019 – Today, Open Energi announced its partnership  with ITM Power plc (ITM.L) to reduce the cost of producing low-carbon hydrogen at electrolyser sites serving a network of vehicle refuelling stations across the UK.

Open Energi partners with Pivot Power to optimise Arsenal battery

Open Energi will automate trading and optimisation of a battery storage system (BSS) installed at Arsenal on behalf of Pivot Power. The 2MW/2.5MWh BSS, one of the largest at any sports ground in the world and the first at a UK football club, will store enough energy to run Emirates Stadium from kick-off to full […]

Capacity Market suspension – Open Energi comment

Commenting on the recent suspension of the Capacity Market, Sebastian Blake, Head of Markets & Policy at Open Energi, said: “There have always been flaws in the Capacity Market, not least that it solves a problem which doesn’t yet exist. There is much evidence to suggest that the UK is well supplied with capacity – […]

Anglian Water, redT and Open Energi partner on project to integrate solar and storage at UK water treatment facilities

Anglian Water becomes first water utility to benefit from AI-powered energy storage infrastructure that offers reliable, renewable ‘baseload’ power. Anglian Water, which is the largest Water Company in England and Wales by geographic area, has purchased a 60kW/300kWh redT energy storage machine to install alongside a 450kWp solar PV system at one of its Water […]

Road to Zero strategy – Open Energi comment

Commenting on the Government’s ‘Road to Zero’ transport strategy published today, Dagoberto Cedillos, Strategy and Innovation Lead at Open Energi said: “Decarbonising transport is vital if the UK is to meet its carbon commitments and make urgent improvements to air quality. Prioritising charging infrastructure and the impact of electric vehicles (EVs) on the electricity system […]

Water firm United Utilities uses AI to tap into flexible energy at its sites

North West water firm United Utilities is using artificial intelligence to deliver a flexible approach to energy management. The technology, powered by leading energy tech company Open Energi, will manage electricity demand and generation across its sites to reduce costs, increase self-generated renewable power use, and provide vital flexibility to support a more sustainable energy […]

Aggregate Industries and Open Energi partner to deliver UK first rollout of AI-powered flexibility platform

Real-time energy optimisation to deliver 10% annual electricity savings and provide valuable flexibility, supporting renewable generation in the UK. Aggregate Industries, a leading producer and supplier of construction materials, is the first business in the UK to automatically optimise its electricity demand in real-time via Open Energi’s Dynamic Demand 2.0 platform. The approach is forecast […]

Open Energi is among innovators joining Future Cities Mission to Australia

March 12th, 2018, London: This week, Open Energi is part of an Innovate UK mission taking a delegation of the nation’s most promising innovators and entrepreneurs to Melbourne and Sydney; two of the most forward-thinking cities in terms of their approach to sustainable living and smart infrastructure. Open Energi will be aiming to bring back lessons, business partnerships, […]

IET enterprise partner status recognises Open Energi’s commitment to engineering excellence

Open Energi, a UK energy tech company working to radically reduce the cost of delivering and consuming power, has been recognised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as an Enterprise Partner. IET Enterprise Partners are entrepreneurial and innovative SMEs who are committed to professionalism and market success.  Open Energi is working with leading […]

Open Energi joins Electron consortium to design the future of energy flexibility

Open Energi has joined a consortium lead by Electron, a leading energy blockchain company, to co-develop a commercialisation model and the initial product set for Electron’s decentralised flexibility trading platform. This follows the announcement of September last year that Electron received BEIS funding to continue development work of the platform, supported by National Grid and Siemens. Open Energi, Baringa, EDF Energy, Flexitricity, […]

New consortium to develop first domestic vehicle-to-grid charging technology in UK

Open Energi is part of a new consortium launched today to develop the first large-scale domestic trial of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging in the UK, following a £3million funding injection by BEIS and OLEV delivered by InnovateUK. Comprising Open Energi, Octopus Energy, Octopus Electric Vehicles, UK Power Networks, ChargePoint Services, Energy Saving Trust and Navigant, the consortium will […]

National Grid Product Roadmap – Open Energi comment

Commenting on National Grid’s Product Roadmap for Frequency Response and Reserve, published today, Sebastian Blake, Commercial Manager at Open Energi, said: “Open Energi welcome National Grid’s Product Roadmap which clarifies expected changes to frequency response procurement in 2018. We are pleased to see National Grid’s commitment to reviewing testing requirements and the move to more […]

Electric Vehicles could provide 11GW of flexibility by 2030

New analysis by energy tech company, Open Energi, suggests that electric vehicles (EVs) could provide over 11GW of flexible capacity to the UK’s energy system by 2030. The analysis demonstrates the potential EVs could have as a significant grid resource able to provide rapid flexibility to support renewable generation, balance electricity supply and demand and […]

Greater renewable generation possible with AI-driven optimisation of demand

New technology platform uses artificial intelligence to coordinate and optimise distributed energy assets in real-time Enables businesses to ‘stack’ demand flexibility revenue streams from multiple services Dynamic Demand 2.0 brings the future of zero carbon, self-balancing grids closer to reality Open Energi today launches its Dynamic Demand 2.0 platform, which connects, aggregates and optimises distributed […]

Severn Trent embraces demand flexibility to deliver a smarter energy future

Severn Trent has partnered with Open Energi to unlock demand flexibility from its equipment and help build a smarter energy system in the UK. The company, which provides water to 4.5 million households and businesses across the Midlands and Wales, aims to provide over 20MW of flexible capacity from across its network by 2020. Open […]

Falling offshore wind costs – Open Energi comment

Commenting on the outcome of the second Contracts for Difference allocation round announced today, which produced a strike price for some offshore wind projects of £57.50/MWh Open Energi’s Commercial Manager, Sebastian Blake, said: “The dramatic fall in offshore wind costs announced today is fantastic news for the UK economy and the decarbonisation of our energy system. Hinkley […]

Smart systems and flexibility plan – Open Energi comment

The Government has today published it’s Smart systems and flexibility plan outlining 29 actions the government, Ofgem and industry will take to enable a smart, flexible energy system. Commenting on the plan, David Hill, Commercial Director at Open Energi, said: “Our current energy system was designed for an era of large, centralised fossil fuelled power stations. The […]

Open Energi and Camborne Energy Storage partner to unlock value from batteries

PRESS RELEASE: Open Energi is working with Camborne Energy Storage (CES) to deliver revenues from CES’s first co-located energy storage project. Open Energi’s technology has been integrated with a 500kWh Tesla Powerpack to enable it to provide balancing services to National Grid. The battery energy storage system will automatically charge and discharge in response to […]

Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) deploys its first 100 zero-emission vehicles across Europe

PRESS RELEASE: The most ambitious fuel cell vehicle deployment promises to expand access to clean-energy transportation. Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) – the ambitious multi-country, multi-partner project to demonstrate that hydrogen can support Europe’s future transport demands – has announced that the first 100 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) deployed by H2ME are now on the road […]

Businesses unite in a bid to make the UK economy ‘fit for the future’

In an open letter to the Prime Minister published today, more than 80 leading companies have united in a call on the Government to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ahead of the World Economic Forum annual meeting taking place on 17-20 January, businesses say they are ready to work […]

Gamification has the power to drive domestic DSR success

PRESS RELEASE: A domestic demand response game currently being trialled in the North East of England by GenGame, Open Energi and Northern Powergrid has proven its potential to significantly boost consumer engagement with energy and free up capacity on the UK grid. GenGame and Open Energi are now halfway through a three-year project with Northern Powergrid, […]

Hinkley go-ahead – Open Energi comment

Commenting on Hinkley Point, Chris Kimmett, Commercial Manager at Open Energi said: No matter what happens on the energy system we need fast acting distributed flexibility to keep the lights on. It is misguided to think that large-scale nuclear generation capacity confers security. Only yesterday we experienced a major energy crunch that saw UK electricity […]

Hinkley What next for UK energy? – Open Energi’s Comment

Lucy Symons, Policy Manager at Open Energi, says: This winter we will see the grid operating under tighter margins than ever, but the solution to this capacity crunch was never to be found in expensive new build generation. Accordingly, we welcome this opportunity for Government to take a measured approach to our future energy mix, […]

Open Energi and Prefect Controls partner to unlock flexible capacity from university accommodation

PRESS RELEASE: New partnership between Open Energi and Prefect Controls will see student bedrooms provide crucial flexibility to the UK grid using Demand Side Response (DSR) technology Demand response aggregator Open Energi today announces its partnership with Prefect Controls Ltd, designer and manufacturer of energy saving control systems for electric heating, lighting and water systems, […]

Open Energi Deploys Hortonworks DataFlow for a Smarter Energy Grid

PRESS RELEASE: The UK’s Leading Demand Side Response (DSR) Company Triples Investment in Hortonworks Data Analytics for Accurate, Flexible Power Supply Analysis LONDON, UK and SAN JOSE, CALIF. – June 30, 2016 – Hortonworks, Inc.® (NASDAQ: HDP) today announced that Open Energi has expanded its data management and enrichment investment to include Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF), […]

Europe prepares to expand hydrogen refuelling infrastructure network and vehicle fleet

PRESS RELEASE: Open Energi is pleased to announce its involvement in a €35m multi-country, multi-partner project to demonstrate that hydrogen can support Europe’s future transport demands. The Hydrogen Mobility Europe 2 (H2ME2) programme is funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) under Horizon 2020. Open Energi is testing the ability of […]

Welsh Water taps flexible energy demand to help transform UK energy system

PRESS RELEASE: Welsh Water, a ‘not for profit company’ serving over 3 million people daily, has signed an agreement with Open Energi to share flexible energy demand from equipment across its network and help manage peaks and troughs in electricity supply and demand nationwide. Following an open tender and successful trial of Open Energi’s Dynamic […]

Ashden announces 2016 Gold Award Winners

PRESS RELEASE: Game changers in UK and Tanzania leading the way to a low carbon future The Gold winners of the 2016 Ashden Awards have been announced today as the UK’s smart energy pioneer Open Energi and innovative global finance enterprise SunFunder. Celebrating excellence in the field of sustainable energy, the Awards include tailored support […]

Open Energi identified by global 100 list of innovative solutions to world’s biggest problems

PRESS RELEASE: Open Energi has been identified by the 2016 Sustainia100 for its work in helping to improve existing electrical grids via new technologies. Sustainia100 is an annual publication presenting the most innovative, available, scalable and sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges, Open Energi works with companies to turn energy-consuming equipment into smart […]

Trailblazing company working on energy demand response technology wins prestigious Ashden Award

PRESS RELEASE: Open Energi has been honoured with a 2016 Ashden Award for its work unlocking the potential of flexible electricity demand. The Ashden Awards are a globally recognised measure of excellence in the field of sustainable energy and Open Energi wins the Impax Ashden Award for Energy Innovation. The organisation will receive tailored support […]

Corporate Giants Join Forces to Tackle UK’s Energy Supply Challenge

• Sainsbury’s, United Utilities, Aggregate Industries and Tarmac have become founding partners of the Living Grid • Together, they have the potential to provide up to 39 megawatts of flexible power, saving almost 90,000 tonnes of carbon annually in the UK by 2020 A movement of corporate energy users, including four of the UK’s corporate giants have announced […]

24th May: Open Energi Demand Response seminar

Our energy system is changing and this is creating new opportunities for businesses to turn their energy use into an asset. By harnessing flexibility in your electricity consumption, Demand Response can provide a new source of income and help build a cleaner, more secure and affordable energy system. On 24th May Open Energi will be […]

Metal company scores win-win of cash and cost savings from smart energy solution

PRESS RELEASE: A smart thinking metal company is turning its energy-intensive assets into income and using the revenue to fund self-generation, scoring a win-win of cash and cost savings. Ross & Catherall, part of the Doncasters Group and a world leading manufacturer and supplier of metal bar stock, has teamed up with Open Energi to […]

Hanson UK adopts smart approach to energy management

PRESS RELEASE: Demand Response aggregator Open Energi announces its partnership with Hanson UK, one of the country’s largest suppliers of heavy building materials to the construction industry. The two businesses are working together to install Open Energi’s Dynamic Demand technology at 29 sites UK-wide, delivering around 2MW of flexible capacity to National Grid. To date, […]

Budget 2016 – Open Energi’s Comment

Commenting on the report, Chris Kimmett, Commercial Manager at Open Energi said: Plans outlined in today’s budget to put the National Infrastructure Commission’s recommendations into practice and maximise delivery of genuinely innovative projects and technologies to create a smart power revolution are a positive step in the UK’s energy transition. However, it is important to […]

Open Energi shortlisted for the 2016 Ashden Awards

PRESS RELEASE: Open Energi has been shortlisted for a prestigious 2016 Ashden Award for its innovative work in sustainable energy. Open Energi works with large commercial and industrial clients to intelligently shift their demand for energy in real-time, reducing stress on the system when electricity demand exceeds supply and taking advantage of surplus electricity when […]

The National Infrastructure Commission Policy Report – Open Energi’s Comment

The National Infrastructure Commission today published its first policy report, Smart Power. The Commission’s central finding is that smart power – principally built around three innovations, interconnection, storage, and demand flexibility – could save consumers up to £8 billion a year by 2030, help the UK meet its 2050 carbon targets, and secure the UK’s […]

Disruptive Energy Firm Uses Darktrace For Smarter Energy System

PRESS RELEASE: Darktrace, the leader in Enterprise Immune System technology, has announced that innovative energy company Open Energi has chosen to deploy Darktrace’s award-winning technology to secure its digital infrastructure. Open Energi is a British smart grid company whose ‘Dynamic Demand’ technology allows National Grid to balance the UK’s electricity supply and demand in real-time. This […]

IOT technology meets UK’s energy grid needs faster than power stations

London, United Kingdom, October, 2015 – New research published today by Open Energi, National Grid and Cardiff University suggests the possibility of demand side response (DSR) technology meeting the UK’s crucial grid balancing requirements faster than a conventional power station. The energy system is undergoing a huge transformation away from centralised generation to small-scale, distributed […]

University for Common Good pioneers smart energy management in Scotland

PRESS RELEASE: Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has recently become the first Scottish organisation to implement Dynamic Demand, equipping its award-winning Saltire Centre – a futuristic, five storey building which is the focus of learning and student services – with the technology. Demand side technologies such as this are transforming how we use and deliver energy, paving […]

Open Energi and Tarmac sign landmark smart energy partnership

PRESS RELEASE: Open Energi and Tarmac partner to harness flexible energy demand and deliver new capacity to the UK grid London, 9 December 2015: Demand Side Response (DSR) company Open Energi today announces a landmark partnership with Tarmac, the UK’s leading building materials and sustainable construction solutions company. The agreement will see Open Energi harness flexible […]

Hortonworks and Open Energi to Deliver Smarter Energy Grid

Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP), the leader in Open Enterprise Hadoop, today announced it has expanded its European customer base with the addition of Open Energi, a company harnessing flexibility in demand for energy.

Open Energi receives Cyber Essentials certification

Open Energi has been awarded the Cyber Essentials certification. Developed by Government and industry as part of the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme, the Cyber Essentials scheme is designed to improve the resilience of UK businesses to common cyber security threats, and provides verifiable certification of their capabilities to customers, investors, insurers and others. Mike [...]