Greensmith Energy, the leader in energy storage software and solutions, and AltaGas Ltd. have been named a Grid Edge 2017 Award winner by Greentech Media. The award recognizes Greensmith and AltaGas for the Pomona Energy Storage Facility project, which was designed, built, and operational in under four months. The state-of-the-art 20MW/80MWh system provides resource adequacy for Southern California and was the first to be qualified by CAISO.
"The pace and scale of energy storage deployments toward Aliso Canyon procurement have lifted energy storage into the big league of grid assets,” said Ravi Manghani, Director, Energy Storage Research, GTM Research. “These deployments will save the already resource-constrained Southern California grid from falling apart during peak summer days, while natural gas supply in the region recovers to pre-leak levels."
“We are honored to be recognized by Greentech Media for the rapid delivery of such an important project in service to our customer AltaGas,” said John Jung, President and CEO of Greensmith Energy. “Beyond speed of deployment, this state-of-the-art system, installed at an existing Pomona gas plant and fully leveraging our GEMS5 software platform is all about reliability and delivering maximum benefits throughout life. The success simply would not have been possible without our collaboration with AltaGas and the experience Greensmith gained over the past decade from other grid-scale markets such as PJM frequency regulation."
Every year, Greentech Media seeks to highlight the industry leaders paving the way toward tomorrow’s distributed energy system. The Grid Edge Awards represent the top twenty companies or projects that showcase innovative products, introduce new business models to the electric sector, or otherwise present alternative ways of managing the electric grid that are more efficient and reliable. Started in 2014, Grid Edge Award winners have included startups, established technology vendors, utilities, energy providers, among others.
Greensmith Energy was selected from hundreds of nominations and will be presented the award at Grid Edge World Forum in June in San Jose, California.
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