Open Energi and Zenobe tag team 12MWh Tesla battery


Flexibility aggregator Open Energi and storage operator Zenobe Energy have struck a deal to trade output from a 9.8MW/12MWh Tesla battery at Hill Farm, believed to be the largest from Elon Musk’s firm in the UK.

Zenobe director, Steven Meersman, said Open Energi’s platform and forecasting “compliments our capabilities as an asset owner and operator, and allows us to improve performance of this project in the challenging UK grid-scale storage market”.

Open Energi director, David Hill, said the firm “designed our algorithmic trading capability with companies like Zenobe in mind”. He added that as renewables penetration increases, “optimisation strategies in battery storage systems have never been more complex or critical”.

Earlier this year Zenobe launched a £120m funding offer for local authorities and fleet owners seeking to switch to electric vehicles, including bus fleets.

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