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Florida’s Lakeland Electric prepares storage pilot

Florida public power utility Lakeland Electric is preparing to launch a pilot project that will use batteries to store solar power and potentially curb peak demand and lower customer bills. Lakeland Electric is setting up a battery storage project that consists of two 6-kilowatt inverters and lithium-ion batteries that will be able to provide 10 […] more

Sunverge, Stem ink behind-the-meter storage deals in Japan

Two California-based energy companies, Stem and Sunverge Energy, have inked energy storage deals in Japan, working with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on behind-the-meter aggregation in the service territory of Tokyo Electric Power Co. Sunverge will connect multiple separate storage units into a VPP managed with the company’s energy management platform. The platform is capable of adjusting within […] more

Tokyo’s Tepco to Test Stem and Sunverge Behind-the-Meter Batteries as Vir[...]

Sunverge and Stem, two California-based behind-the-meter battery startups, have landed their first international projects in Japan, joining mutual investor Mitsui in a series of virtual power plant projects for massive utility Tokyo Electric Power Co. The projects, announced Monday, are relatively small-scale, considering Tepco’s scale as Japan’s biggest utility. Stem’s Tepco project will involve three […] more

California Energy Storage Companies Wade Into Japan Market

Two California energy storage providers [Sunverge Energy Inc. and Stem Inc.] say they are deploying networks of systems in Japan to help the country use more renewable energy. The companies, which gained an endorsement from Japan’s Ministry of Energy, Trade and Infrastructure, will install a “virtual power plant” made up initially of aggregated storage systems […] more

Arizona Public Service taps Sunverge for residential energy storage pilot

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) […] more

Alectra Utilities CEO: ‘Someone’s going to cannibalize our busi[...]

Canadian electricity provider Alectra Utilities is living a distributed energy reality most U.S. utilities can only dream of. more

Panel beaters: Australia utilities branch out as customers shift to solar

Australia’s power utilities and grid operators, under threat from the world’s fastest take-up of home solar panels, are rushing to come up with ways to stay relevant and protect long-term revenues. more

Why Would Want to Buy Wink? And Other Less Questionable Smart Hom[...]

Australia-based AGL has been an active investor in grid edge companies including Sunverge. The company uses Sunverge solar battery systems for the world’s biggest virtual power plant project. more