When it comes to battery degradation, every charge cycle counts

Date: September 6, 2019
Author: KiWi Power

When it comes to battery degradation, every charge cycle counts Paul Soskin, KiWi Power’s Operations System Analyst, assesses the impact of Depth of Discharge and State of Charge on an asset’s life expectancy. As battery owners and operators seek to maximise the returns from their assets, they simultaneously face the Herculean challenge of managing degradation. […]

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Reforming Frequency Response: goodbye FCDM, hello FAR

Date: August 28, 2019
Author: KiWi Power

Reforming Frequency Response: goodbye FCDM, hello FAR June 2019 saw the end of Frequency Control by Demand Management (FCDM) and the introduction of a new Faster Acting Response (FAR) service. Adiele Ejiofor, Operations Systems Analyst at KiWi Power explains how and why these changes have been introduced as part of National Grid’s ongoing reform of […]

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The right side of the law

Date: August 2, 2019
Author: KiWi Power

The right side of the law The Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) will have a dramatic impact on demand side response. Jack Christie explains how businesses can stay on the right side of the law New legislation to improve air quality and reduce harmful emissions from medium combustion plant affects tens of thousands of businesses […]

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Constraint Management: a new revenue opportunity for businesses

Date: June 25, 2019
Author: Stefanos Anagnostopoulos

Constraint Management: a new revenue opportunity for businesses The UK’s first coal-free fortnight is a sign of the country’s continued transition towards a low-carbon economy. On-site generation, energy storage, demand flexibility, and electric vehicles are changing how consumers interact with the electricity network – creating new challenges and opportunities – for how it is run. […]

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KiWi Power backs pedal-power to help tackle poverty through renewable energy

Date: June 20, 2019
Author: KiWi Power

KiWi Power backs pedal-power to help tackle poverty through renewable energy Earlier this month our Head of Marketing, Nicole Gilbert, embarked on something of a challenge, cycling 216 miles in two days from Durham to Edinburgh. KiWi Power was very proud to support her efforts, which have raised over £1,500 for Renewable World, a charity […]

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MCPD: what your business needs to know

Date: May 21, 2019
Author: KiWi Power

MCPD: what your business needs to know The Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) was introduced by the EU in an effort to reduce pollution and improve air quality. The directive applies UK-wide and aims to bring harmful emissions from medium combustion plants (those with a thermal input between 1 and 50 MW) down via a […]

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Flex Assure: DSR Code of Conduct

Date: May 15, 2019
Author: KiWi Power

Flex Assure: DSR Code of Conduct Today the ADE launched Flex Assure, a Code of Conduct for DSR aggregators of which KiWi Power is a founding member. Flex Assure has been introduced to govern the DSR industry as it matures and give businesses participating in DSR programmes confidence in the role of aggregators. This is […]

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KiWi Power’s Triad management strategy saves customers over £13 million

Date: April 10, 2019
Author: KiWi Power

KiWi Power’s Triad management strategy saves customers over £13 million The 2018/19 Triad season is now over and in the past week National Grid have published the Triad dates, settlement periods and the system demand on these days, shown below. For another consecutive year, KiWi Power has successfully predicted the Triad dates, saving our customers […]

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Merchant Risk

Date: February 5, 2019
Author: Leanne Walsham

Merchant Risk As the New Year starts everyone is asking us the same question: ‘How can I maximise value in the battery market in 2019?’, so I thought this would be a good place to start KiWi’s monthly battery blog. Before I turn to 2019, I think it is worth mentioning how the battery market […]

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“How to Make Money from your Storage Asset” – Stephan Marty

Date: December 19, 2018
Author: Zohreh Mohammadi

“How to Make Money from your Storage Asset” – Stephan Marty Stephan Marty, General Manager for Storage & International Demand Response – gives a presentation at EMEX 2018. Stephan Marty, KiWi Power’s General Manager for Storage & International Demand Response, gives a presentation to the EMEX 2018 audience on “How to Make Money from Your […]

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