31 Aug 2023
Ysabelle Swan

Podcast: The role of the optimiser in GB with Chris McLeod

After building an asset and connecting it to the grid - the next step is to enter the markets in order to earn revenue. Optimising the actions of a battery asset is vital in order to make an asset profitable. An optimiser is there to get the most out of a battery.

Robyn & Chris chat the role of the optimiser

In today's episode, guest host Robyn Lucas is in the studio with Chris McLeod - Head of Trading at Habitat Energy. Over the course of the conversation, they discuss:

  • An overview of the main markets in which batteries commonly participate.
  • How to decide what markets to enter an asset in and when?
  • The rationale for choosing between whether to enter into the Balancing Mechanism or not.
  • How the markets have changed over the last 10 years.
  • What success might look like in the future for batteries.

Listen on Spotify

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About our guest

Operating across UK, USA and Australia, Habitat Energy’s mission is to get the best possible return on your investment, whether that’s a single battery, co-located renewable generation or a whole portfolio of assets across multiple locations.
To find out more about what they do - head to their site.

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