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Sunrun Wins Another Capacity Contract for Aggregated Home Storage

The deal opens a new market for residential storage: California’s rapidly expanding community-based electricity buyers. A network of residential energy systems will help Oakland, California wean itself off fossil-fueled peakers. East Bay Community Energy, which buys power for Alameda County in Northern California, approved a contract Wednesday night to pay Sunrun for 500 kilowatts of […]

Australian Energy Market Operator opens virtual power plant integration trial

The capabilities of virtual power plants (VPPs) to provide capacity as well as frequency regulation services to the grid in Australia will be demonstrated through a new integration trial. The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), is running the 12 to 18-month trial, with funding of AU$2.46 million (US$1.75 million) through the national renewables agency ARENA, […]

ElectrIQ Launches Smart Home Connected Battery System for $8,999

ElectrIQ Launches Smart Home Connected Battery System for $8,999 The startup’s PowerPod connects to popular smart appliances, at a price competitive with conventional home batteries. Home automation has now entered the energy storage market at multiple price points. Bay area startup ElectrIQ (pronounced “electric”) unveiled a new battery system this week that links up to […]