Emulate Energy is a startup, founded in 2020, with a mission to accelerate the transition to clean energy. A big hurdle towards the transition has been the ability to store energy. We have developed an algorithm which emulates a physical battery by using flexibility in electricity demand. This means that we tackle the issue of energy storage without the need for a physical battery and the associated raw materials and maintenance.
Our software solution coordinates the electricity use of household devices, such as air conditioning, heat pumps, and electric vehicle chargers. These units have some flexibility in when they use electricity, and through proper coordination, they can collectively mimic a single, well-understood battery. This virtual battery can then be used to balance renewable energy production and support electrification of transportation and heat. (The solution is a spin-off from academic research. A brief overview is given here https://news.mit.edu/2017/virtual-batteries-cheaper-cleaner-power-0324 )
We are looking to strengthen our research team with up three new members.