27 Jun 2024
Ysabelle Swan

Podcast: The future of Demand Side Response and battery optimization with Michael Phelan.

Ever wondered how a company goes from pioneering Demand Side Response to managing a global portfolio of distributed energy assets? In this week’s episode, we take a deep dive into GridBeyond’s journey. Michael Phelan, Chief Executive & Co-Founder at GridBeyond, shares his insights into unlocking the powers of AI to optimize battery storage and maximise the impact of Demand Side Response as well as a look at GridBeyond’s history and portfolio.

Quentin is joined by Michael Phelan, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of GridBeyond. Over the course of the conversation, they discuss:

  • The state of Demand Side Response (DSR), its impact in balancing the grid and the differences between UK and ERCOT markets.
  • GridBeyond’s market expansion and the challenges that come with it.
  • A look into GridBeyonds portfolio and the types of assets they manage.
  • The role of AI in the future of forecasting and storage optimization.
  • Michael’s vision for GridBeyond’s future, building tools for large developers and utilities.

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About our guest

GridBeyond aim to unlock the potential of energy assets, driving sustainability, resilience, and affordability towards a zero-carbon future. Their technology optimizes utility-scale renewable generation, battery storage, and industrial loads by intelligently dispatching flexibility into the right market at the right time. Enabling asset owners and energy consumers to unlock new revenues, enhance resilience, manage price volatility, and support the transition to net zero. For more information on GridBeyond - head to their website.

About Modo Energy

Modo Energy provides benchmarking, forecasts, data, and insights for new energy assets - all in one place.

Built for analysts, Modo helps the owners, operators, builders, and financiers of battery energy storage solutions understand the market - and make the most out of their assets. Modo’s paid plans serve more than 80% of battery storage owners and operators in Great Britain and ERCOT.

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