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Plataforma virtual de almacenamiento de energía que compensa los flujos de energía en la red


Oferta Tecnológica
Una pyme británica especializada en tecnología en la nube ha desarrollado una plataforma virtual de almacenamiento de energía que agrega energía procedente de dispositivos de almacenamiento, como suministro ininterrumpido de energía, baterías conectadas a paneles solares fotovoltaicos y sistemas de calefacción doméstica, y vende el excedente de electricidad mediante un servicio de compensación a la red. La empresa busca OEM (fabricantes de equipos originales) de dispositivos de almacenamiento de energía interesados en utilizar la plataforma. El objetivo es establecer acuerdos comerciales con asistencia técnica.


Virtual energy storage platform which balances energy flows on the grid
A UK based SME specialising in cloud technology has developed a unique virtual energy storage platform which aggregates energy from storage devices such as uninterruptible power supply, batteries attached to solar PV arrays and domestic heating systems, and sells surplus electricity, through a balancing service, to the grid.

The company seeks original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of energy storage devices to utilise the platform via commercial agreement with technical assistance.
This north west UK based company specialising in building cloud platforms has recently developed a cloud service that aggregates the energy stored in systems such as uninterruptible power supply, solar power PV systems (solar panels), electric vehicles, domestic heating etc. During peak times the surplus energy in the storage systems can be sold back to the grid.

At peak times, the electricity grid runs dangerously close to capacity, creating risks of blackout, increasing the cost of electricity and increasing carbon emissions. In the UK, the system operator, National Grid, procures balancing services from large energy consumers. These services maintain security, quality and a sufficient supply to meet demand across the transmission system. As coal and oil power stations close, and gas generators are mothballed, countries such as the UK are experiencing a decline in available power supplied through the grid. This is creating additional pressure on electricity providers to balance supply and demand.

The platform can help ease this pressure by utilising stored, unneeded, electricity during peak periods and supplying it back to the grid. The platform is cost-effective and environmentally beneficial and will also contribute to improved security of supply by harnessing all available energy.

The company has developed a number of proprietary algorithms (patent applied for), which form the basis of the platform, to aggregate and manage large numbers of energy storage systems. It has also developed an open innovation environment to develop advanced algorithms for grid state prediction and response portfolio management. Several universities in the UK have begun to engage with this innovation model.

The company is looking for OEMs of energy storage devices to gain the first user advantage of the technology and to increase their income by adding an additional revenue stream to their devices and making it more valuable for the end users. The frame of agreement considered is commercial agreement with technical assistance.
Advantages and Innovations:
The biggest advantage of the technology is that it targets various problems across the energy supply chain and has a potential to provide benefits to various actors from producers to user.

· The virtual energy store created by using the proposed technology is highly flexible and cost effective.
· It monitors energy usage in real time and responds to imbalances, shifting demand to match the supplier´s contracted position.
· It provides additional revenue stream for device manufacturers, meaning more value. Device manufacturers can use the revenues to finance discounts, or pass savings onto customers.
· The service requires no hardware upgrades or regulatory approval.
Stage of Development:
Available for demonstration
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The company is looking to engage with SMEs or MNE´s specialised in the manufacturing of uninterruptible power supply devices, batteries and other energy storage systems.

There is significant capital tied up in equipment that is purely a cost of doing business. This virtual platform can add an additional revenue stream to equipment. The manufacturers role would be to integrate the proposed technology in their devices and help balancing the energy flows on the grid. In return 75% of the total revenues generated from balancing the energy flow will be returned back to the manufacturers.

The company will also provide the remote monitoring services alongside this revenue stream. The main agreement envisaged is commercial agreement with technical assistance with all types of manufacturers.


Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME 11-49
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Technology Keywords:
01003008 Data Processing / Data Interchange, Middleware
01004006 Environment Management Systems
01003024 Tecnologías de la nube