Electricity storage and flexibility are key to the energy transition. Skoon makes it possible to respond to the growing demand for electricity by providing batteries for flexibility services.
Electricity storage and flexibility are key to the energy transition because the congestion on our electricity grid is constantly increasing. But Skoon makes it possible to respond to the growing demand for electricity by providing batteries for flexibility services and enabling the smart use of batteries.
Following the partnership announcement with Withthegrid and ACC earlier this week, it is clear that mobile battery systems have the potential to be a game-changer in the energy industry. With the increasing demand for electricity and the challenges posed by grid congestion, the use of batteries for flexibility services is crucial.
A recent pilot conducted by Skoon in collaboration with Rentabattery, Smartgrid, Friday.Energy and Royal Roos is a testament to the potential of mobile battery systems to support the grid and generate additional revenue. This pilot was part of the Smart Energy Systems program of the Municipality of Rotterdam.
During the pilot, a mobile battery was used for day trading services on the EPEX energy market. The battery was charged and discharged based on EPEX market indications, fully remotely and autonomous via the Skoon platform, using Friday.Energy’s algorithms.
The earnings per day varied between €30 and €60 for the pilot period, with potential peaks up to €200 and above for the month of October outside the pilot period. This shows that day trading and grid services can lead to a revenue of between €100.000 and €150.000 per year per MW.
This pilot is unique because of the flexible energy assets that were used for day trading services. Previously, stationary batteries have been fixed or used for a single purpose only. The mobile battery container used for this project was fully controlled via the Skoon platform. Skoon has access to a wide range of clean mobile energy systems. 25% of the primary energy reserve capacity could be provided by mobile energy systems in the Netherlands.
The use of mobile battery systems for grid flexibility and revenue generation is important because it can accelerate the energy transition and combat grid congestion. By offering flexibility services, it provides an extra revenue stream for the current system. The smart use of batteries can also help respond to the growing demand for electricity.
Moving forward, the next steps will include improving the algorithms used for trading, making other grid services possible, and extending the service towards more batteries and clients. For this, Skoon is always looking for new partners interested in providing software services, generating additional revenue and making the electricity grid more stable in the process.
What is the importance of electricity storage and flexibility in the energy transition?
Electricity storage and flexibility are important because there is increasing congestion on our electricity grid. Smart use of batteries for flexibility services makes it possible to respond to a growing demand for electricity.
What is day trading with a battery?
Day trading with a battery involves charging and discharging the battery based on market indications, fully remotely and autonomous via a platform.
Why is the pilot conducted by Skoon and its partners unique?
This pilot is unique because flexible energy assets were used for day trading services. Previously, batteries have been fixed or used for a single purpose only.
What is the potential revenue generation for day trading and grid services with batteries?
In current market conditions, day trading and grid services can earn between €100.000 and €150.000 per year per MW.
How does the Skoon platform enable remote and autonomous charging and discharging of batteries?
The Skoon platform enables flexibility service providers to set-up a connection for remote and autonomous charging and discharging of batteries. These flexibility service providers provide real-time market data and advanced algorithms for optimisation.
How can I get involved in using mobile battery systems for grid services?
If you are interested in using mobile battery systems for grid services, the first step is to research companies like Skoon that offer these services. Then, get in touch directly to discuss the options of getting involved.
Are there any risks associated with using mobile battery systems for grid services?
Like any technology, there are potential risks associated with using mobile battery systems for grid services. These risks can include issues with battery performance or malfunction, cybersecurity threats, and regulatory challenges. However, with proper planning, monitoring, and maintenance, these risks can be mitigated.
What is the potential of generating revenue with mobile battery systems for grid services?
The potential of generating revenue with mobile battery systems for grid services depends on a variety of factors, including the size and capacity of the battery, the energy market in which it is being used, and the specific grid services being provided. However, as demonstrated by the Skoon pilot project, day trading and other grid services can provide a significant source of additional revenue for mobile battery containers.
How does using mobile battery systems for grid services contribute to the energy transition?
Using mobile battery systems for grid services can contribute to the energy transition in a number of ways. By providing flexibility services, these systems can help to integrate more renewable energy into the grid, reduce the need for fossil fuel-based peaking power plants, and improve the stability and reliability of the grid. Additionally, the revenue generated by these services can help to offset the cost of energy storage and accelerate the adoption of renewable energy technologies.
What are the future implications of using mobile battery systems for grid services?
The future implications of using mobile battery systems for grid services are significant. As renewable energy continues to grow and become more widely adopted, the need for flexibility and storage will only increase. Mobile battery systems offer a unique and flexible solution to this challenge, and as the technology continues to advance, they are likely to become an increasingly important part of the energy storage landscape. Additionally, as more energy storage providers begin to offer grid services, the potential for collaboration and innovation in this space is likely to grow, leading to even greater benefits for the grid and the energy transition.
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