Evergy, an investor-owned utility serving prospects in Kansas and Missouri, might be utilizing Sunverge’s distributed vitality useful resource (DER) management, orchestration and aggregation platform in its Missouri service territory.
A brand new pilot challenge centered round 50 residential prospects is predicted to be operational within the first half of 2023. It’ll consists of clever, real-time dynamic management of vitality storage mixed with holistic load administration. The vitality storage belongings might be aggregated as a multi-service and multi-asset digital energy plant system, creating worth on each side of the meter, in keeping with Evergy.
Evergy will discover advantages to its prospects together with backup energy, invoice discount, and self-generation. Worth to the grid consists of peak demand discount and cargo leveling, entire dwelling backup, distribution feeder demand administration, frequency regulation and response, voltage help, and renewable vitality smoothing.
“Evergy is dedicated to exploring new and modern methods to handle vitality successfully and effectively,” says Chad Carsten, senior supervisor of operations know-how. “The combination of clever real-time management and complete load administration is not going to solely deliver worth to each the shoppers and Evergy, however it would additionally exhibit the corporate’s dedication to advancing a accountable vitality transition.”
“Utilities throughout the nation are exploring methods to operationalize DERs into core distribution operations and unlock the worth of distributed sources,” provides Martin Milani, CEO of Sunverge. “The mix of real-time dynamic load flexibility and aggregated grid providers is a strong software for utilities like Evergy which might be planning for the grid of the long run and integrating the expansion of DERs.”