September 10, 2020

Distributed energy helped fight California's grid outages, but it could do much more

Enel X was among the providers who shifted their typical operating schedules to maximize effectiveness through 9 p.m. to match the state’s “net peak,” or total grid demand minus wind and solar to help California fight power outages. Electric-vehicle charging operators like Tesla and Enel X Way also encouraged customers to avoid charging during peak hours.


Surya Panditi, CEO of Enel X North America, noted that the company’s demand response, behind-the-meter battery and EV charger assets were able to deliver about 150 megawatts per day during the crisis.


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