Sunverge, ComEd join forces for innovative FTM residential BESS
Sunverge Energy has announced that it has been selected by Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) to provide a battery energy storage solution to enhance feeder-level system reliability and resiliency and reduce the duration and frequency of customer outages.
The front-of-the-meter residential project provides ComEd with an alternative to traditional distribution-level grid hardening solutions.
"ComEd has distinguished itself as an innovator and is one of the most reliable electricity delivery companies in the nation, so we're honored to partner with them on this initiative," said Martin Milani, CEO of Sunverge Energy.
"The Sunverge platform is designed to work with upstream and midstream utility grid management systems, which allows for the smooth integration of feeder-tied energy storage systems into core distribution grid planning and operations."
Unlike typical residential battery applications, this project focuses on an innovative new approach: locating the energy storage systems in front of the residential meter and integrating tightly with utility distribution SCADA. This application will result in a new technique where the systems are not installed on the customer premises and where traditional solutions are not a good economic, technical, or locational fit.
The front-of-the-meter application will showcase the versatility of the Sunverge platform's indirect distribution grid management, confirming its value capture from consumer to grid operator. The learnings and standards developed from the project will be scaled for large-scale utility-owned front-of-the-meter assets to enhance residential feeder reliability and resiliency. The project is expected to be completed in 2022.