Swell Energy to establish 45-MWh virtual power plant for Northern California utility

Swell Energy has signed a 45 MWh Virtual Power Plant (VPP) contract with California utility Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA), providing essential power reliability to a region hit hard by wildfires and public outages in recent years. safety.

“We are facilitating the energy resilience of vulnerable regions and communities and expanding the impact of renewables on the local grid – giving homeowners and small commercial customers additional benefits for participating in network service programs, while at the same time bringing greater energy reliability and environmental benefits to the wider region” said Suleman Khan, CEO of Swell Energy.

To quickly build a solar and energy storage customer base in the region, Swell is expanding its partnership with GRID Alternatives and leveraging all available government, utility and financial programs to reduce customer costs and deploy both new and existing systems. incorporate the new Community Grid. Program.

Residential, commercial and industrial solar + storage locations at a customer’s location may be eligible to participate in RCEA’s Community Grid program. Customers can find more information online.

“RCEA is pleased to partner with Swell and GRID to provide state and local energy storage incentives to agencies, homes and businesses in Humboldt County,” said Matthew Marshall, executive director of RCEA. “The battery storage systems installed under this program can provide customer billing and grid benefits during normal day-to-day operations, but will also meet critical power needs during power outages.”

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