ENERGY STORAGE

Storage optimiser Fluence Energy signs Atmos Australian wind and solar contract

February 15, 2024

Energy storage optimisation software provider Fluence Energy has expanded a contract with Atmos Renewables to optimise an 870 MW portfolio of wind and solar assets in Australia’s National Electricity Market.

Atmos Renewables will deploy Fluence ‘Nispera’ asset performance management (APM) software to optimise the operational performance of the portfolio of assets alongside its current use of Fluence Mosaic AI-powered bidding software to optimise asset market trading.

The contract expansion will include employing a new “grid curtailment loss metric to unlock near real-time visibility into the root cause of energy production losses and the potential impact of performance improvement”.

Andrew Kelley, Fluence VP & country director, Australia, said: “We are honoured to strengthen the relationship with Atmos Renewables in deploying our ecosystem of advanced software solutions. We have worked closely with the Atmos team to optimise asset bidding into the NEM with Mosaic and now are continuing that collaboration with Nispera. As a market leader with deep expertise in the NEM, our software products are built on the insights of traders and asset managers who know the challenges of scaling diverse portfolios of renewables and storage assets.”

Jason Porter, Atmos Renewables general manager, operations, added: “We appreciate the guidance and expertise of Fluence’s team first in deploying Mosaic and now in helping us deploy Nispera for increased visibility into the optimisation potential of our assets. Automated monitoring of grid curtailment in near real-time provides a more accurate view of asset performance potential, allows us to take swift, practical action, and saves our asset management team the time that was previously spent collecting and analysing this information manually.”