Virtual power plants – where lots of small distributed resources are bundled together to act like a big traditional power plant – are moving from demonstration projects to mainstream practice.
In this webinar, hosted by Clean Energy Group, East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) and Sunrun shared details of a new project in California that will deploy solar and battery storage systems in low-income single-family and multifamily homes to offset the need for reliance on fossil-fuel powered peaker plants. Under a 10-year contract, Sunrun will deliver 500 kilowatts of capacity and 2,000 kilowatt-hours of energy storage to EBCE customers in Oakland, California, while bringing the benefits of energy savings and reliable backup power to the area’s economically disadvantaged households.
Presentation slides for this webinar can be found at:
JP Ross, Senior Director of Local Development, Electrification and Innovation, East Bay Community Energy
Michael Norbeck, Senior Manager, Grid Services, Sunrun Inc
Seth Mullendore, Vice President and Project Director, Clean Energy Group (moderator)
This webinar was presented by Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project. Learn more at resilient-power.org.