Enphase Energy signed a deal with grid solutions provider Swell Energy that will allow the Enphase IQ microinverters and IQ Batteries to participate in Swell’s virtual power plant (VPP) programs in California, New York, and Hawaii.
“Our partnership with Enphase enables homeowners to interact with the power grid in new ways and maximize the value delivered by their home batteries,” said Suleman Khan, CEO of Swell Energy. “The combined offer puts participating customers in control of their electrons with greater functionality, automation, and value within the transactive grid of the future.”
Swell’s VPPs aggregate distributed energy resources and provide GridRevenue to customers using their home batteries for savings and security, while also supporting overall grid reliability. By creating a cohesive network of solar powered batteries in a region, VPPs can provide a variety of services to utilities, resulting in reduced dependence on fossil fuels, and greater grid stability and reliability. Swell’s VPP programs serve utilities, wholesale markets, and customers alike in a more participatory and equitable manner.
“Together with Swell we share a mission to provide a world-class customer experience and cutting edge, smart technology,” said Dave Ranhoff, chief commercial officer at Enphase Energy. “Swell’s programs make it even more compelling for homeowners to choose Enphase Energy Systems, so they can reliably and efficiently run their lives on clean energy, protect against grid outages, and better manage costs.”
Enphase IQ Batteries feature Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery chemistry and are equipped with Enphase Power Start technology, which also helps power-up air conditioners and well-pumps.
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