The grid is changing
The entire energy ecosystem is being reshaped, impacting the electricity market and the ageing in a profound and irreversible manner.
Electricity grids globally are facing unprecedented and rapid changes driven by four macro-trends, known as the 4D's
The drive towards decarbonization continues with some countries already committed to net zero targets over the near term. Global supplies of wind and solar electricity are growing faster than expected, and consumer adoption of small renewable sources speeds up as they become more affordable.Read More
The grid is evermore decentralized with the exponential increase in distributed energy resources (DERs) at the edge of the grid. DERs are fast growing in variety, sophistication and cumulative scale. They aren’t just a part of the current and future energy system: they are going to dominate it.Read More
Digital technologies are advancing at an astounding rate: ~ 7.5 million digital devices come online each day. As sensors and processors become more affordable, we can gain visibility of the distribution grid which has historically been a “blind spot'', and we can coordinate DERs to provide grid flexibility.Read More
Democratization is driving towards the emergence of novel market constructs at a local level in highly disaggregated markets. In time, this will translate into a fully transactive grid where consumers/prosumers are able to trade energy and flexibility with other participants in the energy marketplace.Read More
Key Challenges of the Energy Transitioncaused by increased distributed energy resources (DERs) at the edge of the grid.
The rise of DERs has created two-way power flows at the edge of the grid. This causes congestions and voltage instabilities, a primary concern for network operators.
Frequency & Inertia
Large spinning reserves are replaced by variable, intermittent, non-dispatchable renewables, while large dynamic loads (e.g. EVs) increase. Balancing of demand-response becomes much more complex. This causes frequency instabilities and lack of inertia.
Centralized grid upgrade/ reinforcement costs to meet increased demand & electrification of heat & transport sectors. A decentralized & decarbonized generation model, with non-wire alternatives (NWAs) with grid architecture allowing grid resilience and stability, will ultimately be economically advantageous.
Extreme weather conditions (i.e. hurricanes, floods, wildfires), increase the likelihood of blackouts. Local resilience of the electricity grid in the face of climate chaos is increasingly needed.
The Amp X Smart Tx is a drop-in replacement for traditional power transformers that provides unprecedented network visibility and a wide array of valuable grid services.
Dynamic Load Shaping
Amp X Demand Side Management (DSM) aggregates demand-side flexibility by autonomously managing industrial, commercial and residential loads. A user centric approach to unlock new revenue streams for all market participants.
Amp X at COP26
Our EVP and CEO of Amp X, Dr. Irene Di Martino, attended the United Nations' climate conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland for a roundtable discussion on the role of flexibility in a decarbonized grid. Our differentiated and innovative approach towards the energy transition is on full display in this powerful video.
Interested but short on time? Irene gives a great overview of the Amp X platform at 14:00 and her point of view on the implementation of the Smart Tx at 1:18.
Amp X News & Stories
Amp X has partnered with Plico, a WA-based provider of solar power and battery storage equipment to residential properties, to respond to the call from AEMO with a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) solution – the first of its kind in Western Australia.
Irene, who has led the Amp X team since its foundation in 2019, has been awarded 3rd place for her exceptional leadership of the disruptive, digital energy platform.
Amp X has partnered with Smartcar to offer smart charging management solutions to electric vehicle (EV) owners who want to save money and reduce their carbon footprint without sacrificing comfort while allowing the grid to be more flexible.