Arenko helps manage 950MW clap for Carers pickup

We are pleased to announce our battery software system supported National Grid following the 950MW surge of power usage on the UK grid just after 8pm “Clap for Key Workers” on the 23 April 2020, when people returned to their evening activities following the clap. Through its automated platform, Arenko delivered nearly 10% of this surge in demand to National Grid.

In the run up to this event, Arenko held a full charge profile to help National Grid maintain the frequency in the system before immediately flipping to a full discharge profile and delivering a net 82MW of power to respond directly to this spike in demand.

Rupert Newland, Founder and CEO, said:

“We were pleased our automated battery software system was able to be used to its full capacity to support National Grid following the Clap for Key Workers. We expect this trend to continue in the coming weeks and we will continue to support National Grid in supplying power for homes in the UK.

“This further highlights the ability of our proprietary automation technology to rapidly automatically respond to market conditions even in the most unusual of stress test environments.”

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