the most versatile flexibility
batteries play a crucial role in the integration of fluctuating renewable generation. their ability to arbitrage over time generates value that sets these assets apart from other types of flexibility.
the unique attributes of battery storage provide various important services to ensure the stability of the power grid, from short-term balancing and frequency regulation to imbalance optimization.
however, recent developments have shown that the value of established revenue sources can change very quickly. commercial optimization therefore has to consider all available revenue streams.
"optimizing battery storage requires vast amounts of data combined with real-time market access. our technology solves the challenge of scoring the highest possible profit within a restrictive, ever-evolving framework of warranty terms – no matter what revenue stream."
battery storage setups
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deployment of grid-scale battery storage is accelerating globally as it offers cost-efficient, fast and decentralized flexibility to the grid. battery owners need to minimize risk by diversifying revenue streams across as many markets as possible. we assume responsibility for the commercial optimization of your existing or planned asset by
- evaluating the revenue potential for specific system layouts
- executing the most optimal utilization across multiple revenue streams
- taking into account all warranty terms
even though co-located batteries can be combined with a variety of asset types, they are most commonly paired with renewable generation to share grid access. depending on the technical setup, battery storage systems come with a range of different use cases such as shifting peak generation and securing efficient grid access capacity. we make your system more profitable by
- assessing revenue potential including shared grid access parameters and generation profile of co-located assets
- optimizing performance and delivering replacement volumes to ensure PPA conformity for renewable generation
- executing earning power with all technical and commercial constraints in mind
commercial & industrial as well as residential battery systems are bound to outgrow all other forms of battery storage as multi-use applications allow for a faster payback and rollout than grid-scale or co-located setups. behind-the-meter batteries require a specific aggregation and metering concept to reach the minimum size for virtual battery storage. here is what it takes:
- revenue potential evaluation of residual flexibility after local behind-the-meter optimization
- accommodation of metering concepts, technical connectivity and flexibility aggregation
- positioning on wholesale markets to maximize value for unused capacities
your competitive advantage powered by enspired
the commercial optimization of a battery storage system requires a platform that enables you to maximize revenue while staying within warranty limits.
by marketing your battery across all markets under the consideration of safety aspects, asset degradation and technical restrictions like state of charge or depth of discharge, we increase your profit and reduce your risk of a ruined business case due to saturation of ancillary services.
leverage the billions of data points we use to train our trading models and achieve the perfect interplay of profit and battery lifetime.
"it is very important to build our systems with the final use case in mind. our second-life battery systems are designed to outperform new ones in terms of cost and impact. enspired was the missing link that now translates our technology into a competitive advantage on short-term power markets."Arthur Singer
ceo of STABL
in order to maximize revenues for your asset, you need to have access to as many markets as possible. for battery storage, these are wholesale, ancillary services and imbalance markets. the optimal allocation of capacity has to be decided on a daily basis and can even go down to a block-by-block level.
as all markets share the same capacity and SoC range, they interact with each other dynamically. for instance, FCR has a fixed MW/MWh relation that leaves unused SoC range for other markets. access to all available markets supports you with a diversification of revenue streams and a minimization of risk.
in our experience, maximizing the revenue of an asset is the main objective. once the business case is attractive enough, asset managers start to ask more detailed questions regarding the impact of commercial optimization on the physics of the asset.
the main concerns are penalties, faster degradation and in the worst case, the potential loss of warranties. therefore, our optimization models consider all technical constraints such as throughout / full cycle equivalents, temperature limits and changing roundtrip efficiencies.
thermal restrictions are typically very strict components of the warranty terms. improper management of thermal profiles can lead to unexpected shutdowns of containers and, by extension, violations of warranty terms.
the more sophisticated your commercial optimization, the more important the management of thermal restrictions. especially wholesales arbitrage lets you predict the impact of your dispatch on expected temperature with the help of a thermal model.
dimensioning typically depends on your view of the future as longer durations are associated with higher CAPEX. when FCR was the only source of revenue, mostly one-hour systems were built for cost-efficiency reasons.
if you want to leverage multiple markets for commercial optimization, 1.5- and 2-hour systems are the way to go. for behind-the-meter assets, use cases like maximizing your own consumption and peak shaving have to be considered in the sizing of the battery storage.