Enel X subsidiary, California-based eMotorWerks, successfully deployed a 30 megawatt / 70 megawatt-hour virtual energy storage battery load comprised of 6,000 distributed electric vehicle charging loads on the CAISO markets. This virtual storage battery basically represents an innovative way of adding storage capacity to the grid while avoiding additional expenses on infrastructure. By utulizing the existing energy assets and connecting them via the software platform, the company is able to offset high demand on the grid, increase its reliability and resiliency and also pay electric vehicle drivers for participating in DR programs.
eMotorWerks aims to partner with other utilities and grid operators and offer demand response programs in other states around the country to provide zero-capital virtual energy storage battery capability in their service areas.
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