Southern California Edison’s groundbreaking DER procurement breaks a record for battery-based virtual power plants serving real-world grid needs.
The competition for the title of “world’s largest virtual power plant” has largely been focused on residential solar-battery systems, like those being deployed by contenders like Australia’s AGL or Vermont’s Green Mountain Power.
But according to AMS, formerly known as Advanced Microgrid Solutions, the world’s biggest VPP is already up and running in the form of the 27-megawatt, 142-megawatt-hour fleet of batteries it’s managing today at commercial and industrial sites across the territory of utility Southern California Edison.
On Tuesday, the San Francisco-based startup announced that its systems, installed as part of SCE’s groundbreaking distributed energy resources procurement in 2014, delivered more than 2 gigawatt-hours of grid services over their first year of operations.
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