Optimising your Battery Energy Storage System

We're your battery optimisation specialists

We're your battery optimisation specialists

At Centrica Energy, we leverage our trading expertise and extensive legacy in the energy markets, where our team of traders, analysts, and meteorologists use advanced forecasting software, data models, and algorithms to analyse how we can secure the greatest return-on-investment on your battery, accelerating your market opportunities while supporting balancing of the power grid.

We have more than 15 years of experience and +300 MW of grid-scale batteries on contract.

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What is a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)?

What is a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)?

Battery energy storage systems play a crucial role in integrating more renewable energy into the grid. Reliant on climate-related factors including sunlight and wind speed, our growing dependency on renewables forces us to rethink how we balance production and consumption in the energy system via flexibility.

That’s where low-carbon dispatchable generation in the form of green gasses and large-scale battery energy storage systems are becoming key, allowing us to rapidly adapt production and consumption to ensure balancing and security of supply in the power grid.

Meet our Energy Movers

Our passion is your value. Meet our Energy Movers and learn more about how we work with battery optimisation.

We're nominated for 'Best Optimiser 2024'

We're nominated for 'Best Optimiser 2024'

Based on our trading performance, partnerships and results with our customers, position in the market, and the knowledge of our skilled specialists across the business, we have been nominated for 'Best Optimiser' at the Europe Energy Trading Awards 2024.

The award show kicks off in London on November 19, and while we wait for the announcement, we'll continue our work to create value for our customers, sustainable investors, and the green transition.

We constantly adapt output of batteries in real time to deliver cost-effective energy storage that maximises utilisation of available green electricity and secures stable return-on-investment.

We constantly adapt output of batteries in real time to deliver cost-effective energy storage that maximises utilisation of available green electricity and secures stable return-on-investment.VP, Renewable Energy Trading & Optimisation -

Kristian Gjerløv-Juel

VP, Renewable Energy Trading & Optimisation

How we work with battery optimisation

We work to accelerate the scale, efficiency, and return-on-investment for owners of battery energy storage systems and flexible technologies.
Here's how we do it.

Making your planning simple

Centrica Direct is our market-leading optimisation and flexibility management software that provides your assets with access to the day-ahead, intraday and ancillary service markets.


Centrica Direct simplifies planning, optimisation, and execution of your day-to-day operations through integrated intelligent planning, market insights, automated AI-enabled trading and access to our 24/7/365 operational duty and trading teams.

Aggregating assets into a Virtual Power Plant

We aggregate smaller decentralised renewable assets such as wind turbines, photovoltaic cells and combined heat and power units into a Virtual Power Plant, which allows us to build a stable generation profile and aggregate total capacity to deliver a bid size that’s compatible with requirements set in balancing markets.


Today we operate one of the most advanced, cross-European virtual, renewable power plants.

Optimising your battery storage

Delivering renewable power at the lowest possible cost and risk, we optimise delivery to match desired consumption profiles whilst making asset flexibility available to the grid.


Increasing the supply of balancing services available to the market, we support overall market efficiency and the ability to generate the most reliable price and investment signals.

Get in touch with our European specialists


Thibaut Quetel

Manager, Head of Origination Belgium



Richard Boydell

Manager, Head of Origination UK



Bhavuk Chugh

Manager, Head of Origination Nordic



Jan Gibbert

Manager, Head of Origination Germany

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We provide competitive solutions within the PPA/CPPA-area.

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Years of experience
Battery assets on contract
Renewable and flexible assets on contract
United Kingdom