14 April 2020

Covid-19: a message from Rupert Newland, Chief Executive Officer

Throughout the COVID-19 situation, our commitment has been to follow all Government advice and to put the safety and wellbeing of our team and our customers first and foremost. We believe this is what a responsible business should do and are committed to doing everything in our power to ensure that this is the case and to support our people to Stay at Home.

Continuity of services provided by Arenko 

Since the 13 March, the Arenko team has been working remotely, apart from essential preventative maintenance on our battery storage asset near Birmingham. Over this period of remotely working Arenko’s fully automated AI software platform has continued to provide important sub-second response flexibility to the electricity market, helping to manage the shift in demand patterns and facilitate the consumption and management of renewable energy across the system in real time.

We are pleased that our software has demonstrated resilience and has proven its automate capabilities even in the highly challenging stress tests environments which we are currently experiencing. Robust, automated software is the global future to allow flexible energy assets to continue operating under even the most difficult conditions.

With COVID-19 changing power demand patterns due to the enforced shutdown of some industries and increased remote working, the past fortnight has seen Arenko’s AI controlled flexible battery storage asset frequently used as an important balancing resource by National Grid’s control room.

We will continue to follow Government advice and respond to this evolving situation. Our software has proven its resilience and we will continue to do the right thing for our customers and our employees as the COVID-19 situation develops.

Rupert Newland

Chief Executive Officer

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