Infratec and Robotron partnering on network-scale battery system


Proven software for smart storage solutions

Infratec, a leading innovator in New Zealand’s transition to a low carbon energy market, has partnered with Robotron New Zealand to bring a 35MW / 33 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to market in 2023.

The BESS, being installed near Huntly in the WEL Networks region, will be capable of powering 2,000 homes along with reserves capability to support the national grid.

Infratec required a software partner capable of providing a full, integrated solution to manage the complexities of the New Zealand energy market and provide control functionality to charge and discharge the BESS. Key requirements include:

  • Forecasting
  • Managing sales & purchase contracts
  • Generating and submitting bids & offers to the market
  • Receiving Transpower signals and controlling the BESS
  • Provision of reconciliation data to the market
  • Scalable in line with Infratec’s growth strategy

With over 30 years’ experience in software innovation, Robotron was an ideal choice for the project. The modular approach of the IT specialist allowed Infratec to select specific functionality and leverage off expertise in New Zealand and European energy markets.

Robotron’s Portfolio Management module allows Infratec to create and manage deals in accordance with their trading strategy, with our Forecasting module providing key inputs.

The robotron*esales module creates and sends schedules to the market and Robotron IoTHub4Utilities module controls the BESS accordingly.
After charging and discharging the BESS, robotron*esales module creates and submits reconciliation data in accordance with market requirements.

The Robotron New Zealand team is excited to be working with the Infratec team on what will be a first for New Zealand and a critical part of the transition to a low carbon energy future. 

To find out how Robotron can help you bring your projects to life, contact us.


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