Cape Light Compact (the Compact) has selected Enbala’s Concerto™ distributed energy control platform to help meet its aggressive demand response objectives. Concerto will be used to enable Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) that connect and control aggregations of battery energy storage systems — along with a wide variety of additional distributed energy resources (DERs) — within the Compact’s energy efficiency service territory. This will allow more effective participation in area demand response programs, along with the ability to meet other market program and grid services needs.
Serving Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, the Compact Is the oldest municipal aggregation/community choice aggregation (CCA) program in the United States and a nationally recognized, award-winning energy services organization. Its mission as a CCA is to serve its 205,000 customers by:
- Delivering smart, targeted energy efficiency and demand reduction services
- Providing renewable energy at competitive rates
- Advocating for the interests of Cape and Vineyard electricity customers at the state level
“Enbala’s virtual power plant management platform is key to implementing cost-effective demand response programs that will bring benefits to all electricity customers in our energy efficiency service territory,” said Austin Brandt, Senior Power Supply Planner for Cape Light Compact. “We are excited to bring Enbala on board to manage the operation of our portfolio of distributed demand resources across Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.”
As part of this project, Cape Light Compact customers will be able to sign up with Curtailment Service Providers (CSPs) who have been selected as trusted partners to offer demand response programs. The programs will enable customers to curtail energy during times of peak demand and receive compensation for their participation. Enbala’s Concertoä platform will be used to connect and control the customers’ distributed energy assets that are enrolled to participate in DR events.
“We are happy to be a part of this innovative demand management program,” commented Enbala President and CEO Arthur “Bud” Vos. “Massachusetts has long been a leader in the distributed energy resources arena, and this program gives Cape Light Compact’s customers the opportunity to leverage the power of those resources to reduce demand and lower costs.”
Enbala provides the advanced technology needed to ensure the operational stability of the world’s power grids by harnessing the power of distributed energy. Concerto, Enbala’s real-time energy-balancing platform, provides a highly flexible approach for creating controllable and dispatchable energy resources from flexible loads, energy storage and renewable energy sources. The platform underpins Enbala’s award-winning and industry-leading DERMS and VPP technology and dynamically optimizes and dispatches distributed energy resources to respond to the real-time needs of the power system. The platform gives energy retailers and utilities the flexibility to operate in real-time and to better manage the escalating complexities of increasingly variable energy assets and evolving market opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.enbala.com or follow @enbala on Twitter.all news