Green Charge has collaborated with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in Northern and Central California to offer grid services from distributed energy storage.

Green Charge will install and operate intelligent energy storage for PG&E’s Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) pilot.

Green Charge CEO Vic Shao said: “In California there are frequent periods of high demand for energy that cause stress on the electrical grid.

“Distribution system operators are also facing increasingly complex challenges with growth in distributed energy resources. Energy storage provides a smarter, more efficient grid that helps to relieve stress during peak periods and provide grid support services.”

Green Charge has been selected by PG&E to develop and aggregate a fleet of energy storage systems in San Jose, CA to evaluate how customer-sited energy storage can be used to operationally support the grid during periods of high electric demand.

Green Charge energy storage systems will be used to provide capacity relief at targeted distribution substations, and Green Charge’s GridSynergy platform will integrate with a Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) – which is being developed in collaboration between PG&E and GE Grid Solutions — to provide several grid services including voltage anomaly mitigation and economic dispatch, via automated control signals.

Throughout, and after the conclusion of the pilot, Green Charge will continue to provide power efficiency savings services to customers for the remainder of the ten-year customer contracts.