Virtual Peaker Partners To Maximize DER Program Potential
With the U.S. facing challenges of energy shortfalls and a grid strained by temperature extremes and tech disruption, Virtual Peaker is proud to partner with three of the innovative companies mentioned in a Utility Dive article focused on how distributed energy resources (DERs) are flattening load peaks across the Northeast. Through a robust distributed energy resource management system (DERMS), utilities can employ DER technologies to better manage demand flexibility needs, while continuing lucrative and environmentally friendly decarbonization goals. How can the right DER program help your operation? Let’s take a look.
How A DER Program Can Help
For years, our partners at Green Mountain Power DER programs’ have netted more than 2,700 customers—and 11 MW of DER assets—including customer-owned batteries, EV chargers, water heaters, and heat pumps. The battery programs alone generated more than $800,000 of net value in grid services. With ReVision Energy, we help connect device programs with the grid. This DER program not only generates energy but also value for utilities and their customers. Finally at PSEG-LI, Virtual Peaker is one of the aggregators participating in a new DER program to lessen energy use and reduce the potential need for new infrastructure.
DER Program Successes
With these three customers and many more, managing and maximizing storage is one of the keys to success. The accompanying Rocky Mountain Institute graph shows just how important battery storage is, with up to 13 services that they can provide to customers, utilities, and the ISO.
DER Program Conclusion
Virtual Peaker’s BYOD programs can provide a range of benefits for customers, the power system, and the environment. With the challenges faced by the modern utility, and booming EV, DER, and demand flexibility markets, finding reliable energy alternatives is more critical than ever.