27 Jun '16, 1pm

Con Edison "virtual power plant" program combines solar and storage to improve grid resiliency

According to the companies, the aggregation of hundreds of homes with solar power and battery storage will provide the utility with a cost-effective and innovative "virtual power plant," providing participating homeowners with a backup system in case of an outage while also supplementing the traditional energy delivery model to improve grid resiliency, reliability and sustainability. With the integration of over 1.8 megawatts of solar power and approximately 1.8 megawatts, or 4 megawatt hours, of battery storage, this partnership will represent the largest residential distributed energy storage program in the U.S. It results from New York's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, designed to harness and integrate renewables into the state's power grid. Under the program, qualified participants will have leased high-efficiency SunPower® solar systems installed on thei...

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