Arenko wins second Vattenfall optimisation contract

Arenko has signed a second contract with Vattenfall. It will optimise a new 20MW/45.5MWh battery in Northumberland, co-located with a wind farm, which is expected to be energised later this year. Its first contract with Vattenfall, announced on 13 May, related to a 22MW/16MWh battery co-located at the 228MW Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in South Wales.
The battery will be optimised by Arenko’s cloud-based software, Nimbus, which forecasts market and asset conditions, performing millions of simulations per day.
Rupert Newland, founder and chief executive of Arenko Group, said: “We see this second contract with Vattenfall as a testament to Arenko’s optimisation services and as reaffirmation of the potential of our technology to add value to customers. We are incredibly excited for the opportunity to optimise the first two-hour duration asset in our growing route-to-market portfolio. ”
Kyle Philpott, project developer at Vattenfall, said: “We are delighted to be working with Arenko again with a contract to optimise Battery@Ray. Local and regional solutions for storing and using electricity are becoming more and more important as we move to net zero and our electricity requirements increase.”