The Enel subsidiary eMotorWerks is demonstrating the grid balancing potential of its smart-grid EV chargers with a 30-megawatt, distributed “virtual energy storage battery,” that has been operating in California since the beginning of last year. With JuiceNet intelligent software platform, the company’s virtual battery, made up of around 6,000 smart connected electric vehicle chargers, is active in California Independent System Operator (CAISO) wholesale day-ahead and real-time markets, dynamically managing charging loads to balance grid demand, reduce wholesale energy costs and mitigate the intermittency of renewables.

 

eMotorWerks expects utility companies in the US and around the world to take advantage of such grid balancing capabilities, help the “virtual battert” grow and ultimately facilitate decarbonization goals.

 

Learn more about the company's distributed energy storage battery in this article.