edie: Anglian Water to boost onsite generation with AI-powered energy storage technology

Water utility Anglian Water is set to install an energy storage machine controlled by Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology at one of its water treatment facilities, in a move it claims will increase the site’s solar generation by 80%.

The 60kW/300kWh storage device, designed by energy storage firm redT, will be set up at the company’s ‘pathfinder’ site in Norfolk to bolster the performance of its existing photovoltaic (PV) array from 248kWp to 450kWp.

The machine, which can store enough energy to power the facility for at least five hours, will enable Anglian Water to store surplus power generated by the array for use within its own operations. Meanwhile, it will use AI software to provide real-time balancing and energy flexibility services. The machine is expected to have a lifespan of 25 years.

Called Dynamic Demand 2.0 and designed by Open Energi, the AI software will optimise the site’s energy consumption and stack multiple demand-side value streams, enabling Anglian Water to take advantage of wholesale energy price arbitrage. In total, the installation is expected to halve the site’s electricity bills by 2050.

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Utility Week: Open Energi launches AI-driven optimisation platform

Smart energy firm says launch marks “a significant step towards a self-balancing grid”

Open Energi has unveiled a new platform that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimise the use of distributed energy assets in real time.

The smart energy firm says the launch marks “a significant step towards a self-balancing grid that can integrate renewable generation efficiently at scale”.

The company claims its Dynamic Demand 2.0 platform will help businesses to “radically” reduce their energy bills by connecting, aggregating and optimising assets such as industrial equipment, battery storage systems, electric vehicles (EV) and on-site generation.

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Clean Energy News: Open Energi embraces AI and machine learning for new demand response platform

Open Energi has launched its new Dynamic Demand 2.0 platform, capable of helping businesses shift demand by connecting an increased array of on-site equipment.

The updated version of its Dynamic Demand platform can connect industrial equipment, battery storage, on-site generation and electric vehicles before aggregating their energy capacities.

This allows businesses to effectively ‘stack’ their demand flexibility and offer services such as balancing, energy trading, capacity market participation and peak price management to both save on energy costs and generate external revenue.

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