Hybrid-Electric Buildings Create Demand Response without the Sting

A California start-up is taking the sting out of demand response with what it is calling 'hybrid-electric buildings', an approach that relies on advanced batteries, software and pools of buildings. Advanced Microgrid Solutions, which recently won a contract to supply 50-MW of demand response to Southern California Edison, takes the old concept of … [Read more...]

Advanced Microgrid Solutions:  How to Make Building Fleets into a Peaker Plant

Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) plans to store energy from fleets of buildings that can act as peaker plants on the grid, under a contract it won this week with Southern California Edison. The new company was among nine firms selected November 5 by the utility in a solicitation that netted 2, 221 MW in long-term capacity contracts, more than … [Read more...]