International battery brand Duracell is set to launch a home energy storage system in partnership with a UK energy supply and services company, which claims it will enable big increases in the revenues available to owners of the devices. Social Energy brands itself ‘the people’s utility’, and uses cloud-based AI and software platforms to allow connected energy storage systems to trade energy and participate in grid-balancing and network services platforms. Following a Beta testing phase using BYD batteries and around five years of development and testing, the company says its partnership with Duracell will be commercially launched in the first quarter of 2019. National Grid has approved Social Energy’s domestic battery offering to participate in demand side response (DSR) as well as provide grid-balancing services such as frequency response.
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