Sunverge Energy, a San Francisco-based service provider connecting neighbourhoods to virtual power plants, was chosen by the Arizona public service for a residential energy storage program. Sunverge contracted three big electric utilities to add homes in Arizona, Florida and Vermont to their Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform and intelligent storage systems.
To counter the volatility of renewable energy systems in the areas, the Arizona Public Service Company (APS) orderer the deployment of Sunverge’s energy storage units coupled with Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS). Another goal of the program is to study its feasibility. When optimized the system should be able to control and minimize the electricity demand and maximize the savings of the customers.
“These three utilities join dozens of others that are exploring how aggregated distributed energy resources, including storage, can deliver improved customer value and new grid services,” said Sunverge CEO Martin Milani. “The APS solar innovation study provides a glimpse into the future of the grid. In that future, overall energy supply and demand is balanced home by home, while still maintaining the comfort of each customer.”
Source: Sunverge Energy
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