Working with NICD, Connected Energy embedded new data science skills into their organisation, helping deliver more efficient battery storage for their customers.
As a business, their data accumulation was rapidly rising, with systems currently producing around seven million data points every day from second life EV batteries. They quickly realised they needed to take data analysis to the next level to predict future capacities and optimise their outputs.
Based on Newcastle Helix, Connected Energy are second-life battery energy storage specialists and have systems across both the UK and Europe. They repurpose second-life EV batteries to applications such as energy storage.
This can allow the transition to more sustainable, but less reliable, power generation methods, such as wind or solar, by storing the excess generated energy and discharging the batteries when solar or wind generation is low.
NICD used their platforms and technologies to explore this data and transfer data science skills into their organisation. We helped them validate data from battery systems and put it into the format they needed, helping gain a clear picture of the data to understand what was missing and develop accurate predictions. They worked together to visualise, explore, and build models to estimate the remaining lifetime of the batteries.
Joining the global data revolution
Steve Caughey, Director from the NICD said: “As Newcastle Helix neighbours, Connected Energy quickly recognised the value data science skills and insights could bring to their business.