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1. WO2020197407 - AUTOMATED ENERGY TRADING SYSTEM FOR ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS

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PATENT CLAIMS

1. An energy storage system characterized in that it comprises:

a power bank (10) comprising:

a price calculator (15) to calculate a minimum acceptable sell price and a maximum acceptable purchase price based upon known factors, predictive factors, rapid response factors, and operational conditions of the power bank (10); and

a battery bank (17) to store and transmit the power that is being bought and sold;

a charge state calculator (11) to measure and/or calculate the current energy and power state of the power bank (10);

a power transfer device (12) to transfer power to and from the power

bank(10);

a broadcasting device (13) to communicate information to and from the power bank (10);

a decision device (16) to make a decision based upon information from at least the charge state calculator (11) and the price calculator (15) if to transfer or receive power through the power transfer device (12);

a power participant (45); and wherein:

the power bank (10) buys and/or sells power to the power participant (45)

autonomously at prices determined by the price calculator (15).

2. The system according to claim 1 , wherein the power participant (45) in a power supplier (30) which sells power to at least one customer (40).

3. The system according to any of the previous claims, wherein the power participant (45) is an end user (20) which does not sell power to a customer (40).

4. The system according to any of the previous claims, wherein the power bank (10) sells power to customers (40).

5. The system according to any of the previous claims, wherein the power bank (10) does not sell power.

6. The system according to any of the previous claims, wherein the power bank (10) is mobile.

7. The system according to any of the previous claims, wherein the price calculations are occurring in a continuous manner.

8. A method of automated energy trading with energy storage systems characterized in that it comprises the steps of:

A. obtaining a power bank (10) comprising:

a charge state calculator (11) to measure and/or calculate the current energy and power state of the power bank (10);

a power transfer device (12) to transfer power to and from the power

bank(10);

a broadcasting device (13) to communicate information to and from the power bank (10);

a price calculator (15) to calculate a minimum acceptable sell price and a maximum acceptable purchase price based upon known factors, predictive factors, rapid response factors, and operational conditions of the power bank (10); and

a battery bank (17) to store and transmit the power that is being bought and sold;

a decision device (16) to make a decision based upon information from at least the charge state calculator (11) and the price calculator (15) if to transfer or receive power through the power transfer device (12);

B. calculating storage capacity of the power bank (10);

C. calculating a buying and selling price for power involving the power bank (10);

D. broadcasting the amount of power available to purchase from the power bank (10) and the selling price;

E. broadcasting the amount of power that the power bank (10) can purchase and the buying price;

F. receiving offers from a power participant (45) with an offer to buy or sell power at a given price from the power bank (10);

G. deciding if the offer is acceptable to the power bank (10), if acceptable then transferring power between the power participant (45) and the power bank (10) as appropriate;

H. repeating steps B-G in an autonomous manner.

9. The method according to any of the previous claims, wherein the power bank (10) further comprises a battery wear calculator (14) to calculate the conditions of the wear on the power bank (10) during operation.

10. The method according to any of the previous claims, wherein step F further comprises the steps of:

F1. measuring of power demand on the power participant (45);

F2. calculating the surplus between what the current power stored by the power participant (45) and the power demand on the power participant (45);

F3. predicting future power demand on the power participant (45);

F4. determining if the surplus is high enough to meet the expected future power demand;

F4A. offering to buy some power from the power bank (10) if there is not enough surplus.

1 1. The method according to the previous claim, wherein step F4 further comprises the step of: F4B. offering to sell some of the surplus power to the power bank (10) if there is enough surplus.

12. The method according to any of the previous claims, wherein the power bank (10) is connected to a power grid.

13. The method according to any of the previous claims, wherein the power bank (10) is selling to a plurality of customers (40).

14. The method according to any of the previous claims, wherein the price calculations are performed continuously.

15. The method according to any of the previous claims, wherein the power bank (10) only buys power from the power participant (45).

16. The method according to any of the previous claims, wherein step G further comprises the step of G1 : continuing to buy power if at an acceptable rate while the power is transferring between the power participant (45) and the power bank (10).

17. The method according to any of the previous claims, wherein the method further compromises a step F’ between step F and step G wherein the power bank (10) continues to broadcast offers to buy and sell power with other power participants (45).