Arizona Public Service has selected Sunverge Energy for a storage pilot project that includes the company’s Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS), which it says can predict both load and solar generation.

Sunverge has also been selected by Lakeland Electric and Green Mountain Power in Vermont to utilize its advanced, intelligent storage systems and Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform.

In Arizona, APS will deploy a fleet of Sunverge One energy storage units, linked with Home Energy Management Systems, to deliver more reliable load shapes, increase customer savings, and optimize distributed resources.

Industry experts suggest that taking this leap is not merely a matter of survival, but also a chance to gain competitive advantage in the new energy landscape.

“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,” Sunverge CEO Martin Milani said in a statement. In particular, he said the APS solar study “provides a glimpse into the future of the grid,” where energy supply and demand is balanced home by home, while still maintaining comfort.

Installed distributed energy resources in the United States, including distributed generation, energy storage, microgrids, EVs, and demand response, will reach more than 288 GW in 2024, according to findings from Navigant Research.

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