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

Zenobē Energy, Open Energi and Erova Energy, launch UK’s first fully automated energy optimisation and trading system at energy storage site

New collaboration will use automation to maximise availability and revenue at Zenobē’s Hill Farm site

Zenobē Energy, the UK’s leading independent owner and operator of battery storage, today announces a ground-breaking collaboration with Open Energi and Erova Energy to further enhance the optimisation and trading of Zenobē’s 10MW grid-scale battery at its Hill Farm site. The first-of-its-kind project will use the Dynamic Demand 2.0 Trader solution, a system developed by Open Energi and Erova Energy, to maximise availability and revenue of the energy storage asset.

Zenobē Energy’s battery at Hill Farm will be the first to utilise Dynamic Demand 2.0 Trader, the optimisation and trading product created by Open Energi and Erova Energy for energy storage assets. Dynamic Demand 2.0 Trader combines Open Energi’s advanced algorithmic optimisation platform, IP backed warranty and degradation protection software with Erova Energy’s market-leading, 24/7 short-term trading expertise and insights. By making continuous calculations over different time horizons as market opportunities evolve, Dynamic Demand 2.0 Trader algorithmically takes positions and rebalances state of charge.

In addition, Dynamic Demand 2.0 Trader will provide Zenobē’s battery with access to Balancing Mechanism revenues for the first time (as well as wholesale and ancillary service and capacity markets), ensuring full exposure to the widest range of flexible markets.

Balancing Mechanism revenues for batteries continue to increase as distributed assets form the backbone of National Grid’s zero carbon capability targets. The importance of this market is underlined by increased Balancing Mechanism activity during the nationwide lockdown. However, in the rapidly evolving flexibility marketplace, ensuring the ability to participate in different markets and to undertake different strategies as opportunities emerge is essential to generating the maximum benefit from storage assets.

Zenobē Energy provides custom, end-to-end power solutions that substantially lower costs and reduce carbon emissions. By partnering with Open Energi, a technology firm which uses artificial intelligence to automate and optimise distributed energy resources across energy markets, and Erova Energy, a short-term power trading firm, Zenobē Energy is bringing the UK’s energy market into a more efficient and cleaner future.

Steven Meersman, co-founder at Zenobē Energy, said:

“We are very happy to continue to build on the great work done to date with Open Energi and extend our joint reach into the Balancing Mechanism as well as wholesale traded markets by including Erova into the partnership.”

David Hill, Commercial Director at Open Energi, said:

“We are really excited to build on our existing relationship with Zenobē to deploy our flagship grid-scale battery storage product, Dynamic Demand 2.0 Trader with Erova Energy for the first time. We believe that our proven track record in trading performance and managing complex warranties with our State of Charge management software will lend itself well to trading in the Balancing Mechanism, where optimisation strategies hinge on energy recovery ability.”

Nick Williams, Head of Origination at Erova Energy, said:

“Erova have been keen to see energy storage continue its growth within the energy mix to help reach ambitious renewable targets. Working alongside Zenobē and Open Energi to demonstrate how our technology and expertise can maximise the value of energy storage assets at this critical time in the energy transition is a really important step in supporting our vision. We are looking forward to working closely with both Zenobē and Open Energi to continue to develop the revenue models and optimisation strategy to support their growth in the market.”

Notes to editors

For further information, please contact:

David Hill
Open Energi
+44 (0)7946 508354

Nick Williams
Erova Energy
+44 (0)7733 184654

Eryl Bradley
Zenobē Energy
+44 (0)7811 042 863

About Zenobē Energy:
Zenobē Energy enables its customers to overcome the challenges of climate change. It is one of the largest independent owners and operators of battery storage with c. 170MW of contracted storage assets, around 20% market share of the EV bus sector, its own proprietary software and a large portfolio of projects in the pipeline. Zenobē provides intelligent flexible power solutions to commercial EV fleet operators, utilities and industrial and commercial businesses. The company’s battery storage services help clients manage power more effectively so they can lower costs, improve resilience and reduce their environmental impact.

About Open Energi:
Open Energi’s technology automates and optimises a network of distributed energy resources to radically reduce energy costs and provide reliable, real-time flexibility to enable a 100% renewable energy system. The platform uses artificial intelligence to safely co-ordinate distributed energy resources at scale and trade flexibility across energy markets. Ultimately, this enhances our standard of living by helping to deliver as much energy as we want at a standard price and without harming the planet.

For more information, please visit https://www.openenergi.com/.

About Erova Energy:
Erova Energy is a Dublin-based energy trading desk that commenced trading in July 2015 and now has offices in Dublin, London and Amsterdam. Erova has unique expertise in short term traded markets managing the position of over 700MW of renewables with traded volumes in excess of 150 GWh/month across both proprietary and client-based positions. Erova services include interconnector trading, imbalance management, trading of renewable certificates and energy trading risk management solutions. We provide 24 hour shift trading with continuous market coverage 365 days a year.

For more information, please visit https://www.erovaenergy.com

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Head of Product

Pete leads Zenobē’s growing team of Product specialists across all areas of the business. His team oversee our R&D as well as product development in both hardware and software.


He has been working in the European E-Mobility sector from over ten years, specialising in the design, build and delivery of software systems for EV Charging.