Commercial energy storage designer Green Charge has teamed with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to deliver grid services from distributed energy storage systems in San Jose, California.
Green Charge will deploy and operate storage systems for the utility’s Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) pilot – which is being developed in collaboration with PG&E and GE Grid Solutions. Green Charge will provide power efficiency savings services to customers for the duration of their ten-year contracts.
The fleet will evaluate how customer-sited energy storage can be used for grid-balancing ancillary services during times of peak demand, such as voltage anomaly mitigation and economic dispatch.
“In California there are frequent periods of high demand for energy that cause stress on the electrical grid,” said Vic Shao, CEO of Green Charge. “Distribution system operators are also facing increasingly complex challenges with growth in distributed energy resources. Energy storage provides a smarter, more efficient grid that helps to relieve stress during peak periods and provide grid support services.”