Stem ‘Virtual Power Plants’ Help California ISO

July 1, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

stem energy manageStem is participating in the California Independent System Operator (ISO) market with distributed energy storage devices on the California grid. Host customers for the energy storage devices include the InterContinental San Francisco and InterContinental Mark Hopkins hotels.

Stem combines behind-the-meter energy storage and real-time data analytics for “virtual power plants” to quickly dispatch power to the grid when needed, without impacting customers’ operations.

Stem’s participating customers receive financial incentives for opting into the California ISO’s grid optimization programs. Olivine serves as the program administrator for the initiative.

Cox Enterprises recently said it is using Stem’s 18 kW PowerStore energy storage system at its Manheim Southern California auction location in Fontana, Calif.

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