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Fluence to acquire energy SaaS provider Nispersa

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Zurich based Nispera is a provider of artificial intelligence and machine learning-enabled software-as-a-service (SaaS) targeting the renewable energy sector. The company’s technology is designed to help customers monitor, analyse, forecast and optimise the performance and value of renewable energy assets.

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Smart Energy Finances: Growth financing for AI-based network resilience

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This week’s Smart Energy Finances looks at an investment round for Neara, an Australian company that has developed a platform that uses AI to help utilities design networks, enhance wildfire and vegetation management programmes and bring renewable projects online faster. million) for Shanghai Electric Energy Storage Technology.

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Australia largest microgrid is now operational

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The Western Australian coastal town of Kalbarri can now be powered by a 100% renewable energy-intelligent microgrid. The microgrid, developed by the state distribution company Western Power in partnership with the power company Synergy, is comprised of 1.6MW of wind, up to 1MW of rooftop solar and a 5MW/4.5MWh storage battery.

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Australian network reforms prioritise consumer energy assets

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The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has announced a vital reform in network planning to make it easier for households and businesses to utilise their customer energy resources (CER), such as household batteries and EVs, to lower energy bills and feed energy back into the grid.

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First carbon neutral apartment building coming on blockchain

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The project, under way with Perth-based property developer OP Properties, is a 39 apartment building in Fremantle, Western Australia, in which residents will live low carbon through the use of solar panels and battery storage along with Powerledger’s power trading technology to deliver a 50% offset to the building strata levies.

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Intellihub acquires energy tech company GreenSync

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The acquisition is expected to unlock gigawatts of behind the meter renewable generation and consumer flexibility. The acquisition brings together Australia and New Zealand smart metering Intellihub’s advanced smart metering platform with GreenSync’s cloud-based distributed energy resource interoperability software deX.

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Australian government dedicates AU$3bn to grid upgrades

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billion) to expand and modernise electricity grids in Perth, the South West and in the North West Pilbara region. Upgrading the SWIS and NWIS networks The SWIS is WA’s main electricity network and serves more than 1.1 million residential and business customers in Perth and across the South West.