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How FCR became a sustainable win-win for a Swedish data centre

Swedish data centre and the energy transition? The growing use of renewable energy places new demands on the electricity system’s balance between electricity demand and supply, due to the intermittent nature of renewable energy resources. But through frequency regulation, electricity consumers can contribute to the stability of the power grid. Boden Type data centre Sympower…

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Simon on PV Magazine – Why the European Commission should support independent aggregators

Sympower and its competitors are playing a fundamental role in making electricity markets accessible, flexible and ready for the energy transition. Currently, the regulation is making this very difficult, policy-making is slow and traditional energy companies feel threatened by the business model of independent aggregators. To succeed, we need a coordinated European approach to help…

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Phoebus and Sympower collaborating to reduce demand peaks in Israel.

Israel has recently lifted its 2030 national renewable energy target from 17% to 30%. How are Sympower and PHOEBUS ENERGY supporting the Israeli grid in achieving this ambitious target? PHOEBUS ENERGY’s smart water heating solutions will be connected to our unique flexibility interface, which will allow to turn it off during demand peaks in Israel.…

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Dutch TSO enthusiastic about aFRR pilot

Amongst others, Sympower is taking part in a pilot organised by Dutch Transmission System Operator TenneT to explore how to open aFRR to independent, aggregated demand side resources. Sympower, as an independent aggregator, shows the benefits of the pilot by: – using a mobile network instead of hardware-oriented connection – allowing smaller decentral assets to…

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The basics of power systems – 5 questions and answers

As we work to accelerate the energy transition, we make it important to share internal knowledge within our whole team to facilitate decision-making and to stimulate innovation. During our last knowledge sharing session, we went back to the basics to understand better how power systems work. Are you looking to refresh your knowledge about power…

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How Curtailment can make Solar PV Parks smarter

The energy transition is in full swing. The goal is to get as much power out of renewable energy sources such as solar power as possible. On that basis, how can it make sense to curtail solar power? To produce less solar power than is potentially available at any given time might sound strange at…

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Swedish electrification opens grid balance opportunities

ICIS (Independent Commodity Intelligence Services) describes how aggregators like Sympower are helping tackle power grid balancing issues in Sweden. The rise of variable renewable energy production, the decommissioning of nuclear capacity and the increasing electricity demand have put a strain on the Swedish grid, leading the Transmission System Operator Svenska Kraftnat to launch fast frequency…

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The rocket of reserves going live in the Nordics

We all love renewable energy, don’t we? Well, as great as they are, they have one notable weakness: they lack the ability to create inertia into the electricity system. Inertia sounds like something only hardcore engineers can understand. Well, it is actually not that complicated. What does inertia have to do with renewable energy? Inertia…

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Grid Flexibility and Climate Adaptation

Our CEO Simon Bushell gives coverage of grid flexibility on the Climate Adaptation channel by Cimpatico Studios. Cimpatico Studios Cimpatico Studios produces live-stream talk shows about complex global challenges, featuring professionals from around the world who are working on these issues. All of Cimpatico Studios’ episodes are streamed directly to cimpatico.tv, an invite-only professional network designed to…

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Sympower featured in “Leaders in Cleantech” podcast episode

Our CEO Simon Bushell shares the inspiring story of Sympower in this episode of “Leaders in Cleantech” with David Hunt. Listen to his views about a carbon-free future and electric mobility on the full podcast, available on SoundCloud (link).