Maintaining a Stable Grid During a Recent South Australia Outage

Published: Thursday 1 December 2022, written by Paul Moore, Managing Director, VIOTAS Australia   The freak storm of 12 November saw South Australia temporarily separate from the National Electricity Market as a transmission tower at Tailem Bend was brought down[1]. This article explores the role demand response and Inverter Based Resources (IBRs), such as wind, solar and […]

Europe’s Electricity Markets – Looking to Greece?

Europe’s Electricity Markets – Looking to Greece? Published: Thursday 3rd November 2022, written by Conor Totterdell, VIOTAS Market Operations The EU are stuck. The consistent debate on the need for gas price interventions, as well as possible mechanisms to do so have led nowhere, with 12 countries in favour, 10 countries adamantly against, with the remaining […]

Update on EU Market Interventions to Tackle Rising Electricity Prices

Update on EU Market Interventions to Tackle Rising Electricity Prices

Update on EU Market Interventions to Tackle Rising Electricity Prices Published: Tuesday 18th October 2022, written by Conor Totterdell, VIOTAS Market Operations Last month, VIOTAS published a blog post explaining the need for intervention, and what the EU were considering as measures to tackle the high electricity prices. This more recent post serves as an […]

The Electricity Exchange Video Series

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    VIOTAS launches new video series The Electricity Exchange The Electricity Exchange is a series of topical and insightful discussions hosted by Dr. Paddy Finn, VIOTAS CEO & CTO. Joined by industry experts, Paddy and guests analyse and discuss a wide variety of topics related to electricity, the energy landscape and what the future […]

EU Considers Market Interventions to Tackle Rising Electricity Prices

EU Considers Market Interventions to Tackle Rising Electricity Prices Published: Thursday 8th September 2022, 14:30, written by Conor Totterdell, VIOTAS Market Operations The current electricity price crisis has highlighted flaws in our electricity market design. Understanding why is key to tackling this issue, and how the emergency measures the EU are proposing, aim to mitigate […]

VIOTAS & iBECOME – Intelligent & Flexible Building Asset Control

iBECOME – INTELLIGENT BUILDING ENERGY ASSETS CONTROL FOR COMFORT, ENERGY AND FLEXIBILITY

VIOTAS & iBECOME Developing intelligent building asset control for comfort optimisation and flexibility. Working together to address the inefficiencies of existing buildings and facilities by creating a paradigm shift in building energy efficiency and flexibility. What is iBECOME? iBECOME is a collaborative Horizon 2020 project between ten partners focused on revolutionising building energy efficiency & […]

Summer challenges on the Irish power system

Summer Challenges on the Irish Power System  Published: Friday 15th July 2022, 17:00, written by Jon Sedgwick and Ayodele Bickersteth, VIOTAS Market Operations   Introduction  While warm temperatures and light winds in Ireland this week have been welcomed by many, they have also contributed to challenging conditions on the electricity grid. The six-day period from Sunday 10th July […]

How Can Data Centres Help Stabilise The Irish Power System, This Winter And Beyond?

How Can Data Centres Help Stabilise The Irish Power System, This Winter And Beyond?   The Irish power system is facing unprecedented challenges, the origins of which predate, but are significantly magnified by, concerns surrounding the supply of natural gas supply arising from the Ukraine crisis. Demand Side Units (DSUs) are being increasingly called upon to reduce […]

Australia’s Electricity Market Madness

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Australia’s Electricity Market Madness In our latest article, VIOTAS Australia Managing Director Michael Zammit, examines the reasons behind the madness in the domestic energy market and suggests what the grid operator’s approach could be to help alleviate similar future scenarios. Published: Tuesday 28 June 2022   It’s mid-winter here in Australia and energy prices have […]