Fluence Mosaic Intelligent Bidding Software Expands to Optimize Hybrid Renewables and Storage Assets in California Independent System Operator Wholesale Power Market
Fluence’s Mosaic™ AI-powered bidding software has expanded and is now available to optimize hybrid renewables and storage assets in CAISO, starting with 75 MW / 300 MWh of hybrid assets anticipated to use Mosaic in 2024
ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 16, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fluence Energy, Inc. (“Fluence”) (NASDAQ: FLNC), a leading global provider of energy storage products, services, and optimization software for renewables and storage, today announced that Fluence Mosaic™, an intelligent bidding software for grid-scale energy storage and renewable (solar, wind) assets, is now available to optimize bidding of hybrid renewables and storage assets in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) wholesale power market. This expands Mosaic’s optimization capabilities for CAISO, with the software already trusted by asset owners to optimize standalone energy storage and co-located energy storage and renewables plants. Mosaic is expected to commence bidding operations for hybrid assets in CAISO totaling 75 MW / 300 MWh in early 2024.
“This expansion of Mosaic’s capabilities within CAISO is a strong proof point of our team’s dedication to delivering on the needs of our customers. We appreciate the trust that our customers have placed in Fluence to optimize and automate bidding into CAISO for these hybrid renewables and storage assets,” said Fluence SVP & President of Fluence Digital, Aric Zurek. “Mosaic is quickly becoming a trusted resource by asset owners around the world in optimizing assets for participation in some of the world’s most dynamic and complex deregulated electricity markets.”
According to a CAISO Special Report on Battery Storage, battery storage capacity is growing quickly within CAISO, from 500 MW in 2020 to more than 5 GW in mid-2023. In CAISO, storage is increasingly being sited alongside renewable generation assets. These co-sited assets can be registered with CAISO as either co-located, meaning they share a point of interconnection, or as single hybrid resources. Looking at the growth of hybrid assets, CAISO’s report estimates that nearly 1 GW of storage capacity was tied to hybrid assets through 2023. Mosaic leverages state-of-the-art machine learning to build advanced price forecasts and uses stochastic optimization models to automate the development of optimal hourly bids. This helps asset owners and traders navigate the complexities of optimizing hybrid assets in the CAISO market, allowing assets to react quickly and efficiently to grid needs and maximize revenue from market participation.
“There are significant complexities involved with optimizing bidding of hybrid renewables and storage assets in CAISO,” said Fluence Principal Product Manager, Drew Skau. “With this new capability for hybrid resources that was developed through our team’s deep CAISO market expertise, customers can now optimize their bidding with proper consideration of the forecasted renewable generation capacity and storage capabilities including current and forecasted state of charge.”
Mosaic is also available in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) wholesale power market and the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM). Mosaic incorporates detailed market rules and real-time data to enable asset owners and traders to maximize participation in wholesale electricity markets and capitalize on the full value of their assets. Fluence is a leader in performance and bid optimization software products for managing renewable energy and storage assets, with a combined portfolio of more than 22.3 GW of assets contracted or under management globally.
Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and optimization software for renewables and storage. With a presence in 47 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. The company is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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