Can customers’ batteries, thermostats and EV chargers keep California’s grid up and running?

Canary Media

When it comes to building virtual power plants — groupings of buildings with electricity loads that can be turned down or energy resources that can be turned up to respond to the moment-by-moment needs of the power grid — multiple technologies can add up to more than the sum of their parts.

One example of this is the project that Clean Power Alliance, a community choice aggregator that serves about 3 million customers across 31 Southern California cities, is working on with VPP provider AutoGrid. It’s targeting 10,000 customers willing to host smart thermostats from Google Nest, ecobee and Emerson, electric vehicle chargers from ChargePoint and batteries from Sunnova that will be charged by rooftop solar.

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