IG demonstrates commercial scale Value Stack approach with TESLA PowerPack at Abt Electronics

In December 2017, IG successfully certified and qualified ABT’s 500 kW, 2-hour PowerPack battery with PJM for wholesale market participation. The battery was integrated into IG’s virtual power plant network. This achievement augments the variety of benefits streams available to ABT. It allows IG to dispatch a greater combination of resources to maximize ABT’s economic[…]

IG invited to present the results of its Value Stacking approach at the Energy Storage Association technical conference

The Energy Storage Association (ESA) invited Jay Marhoefer to present IG’s Case Study entitled Solar+Storage Project Behind-the-Meter in Chicago at its technical STUDIO conference in Cleveland, November 15th. Jay will present a quantified report on IG’s Earn/Save/Protect approach to value stacking of distributed energy resources.

IG starts bill reduction service and eliminates Capacity Charges at ABT Electronics

IG recently signed a long-term contract with Chicagoland’s premier retailer ABT Electronics to maximize bill reductions and wholesale market revenues from energy management services. The distributed resources include existing backup Title V EPA compliant generators, a 508 kW Solar rooftop array supplied by Convergence Energy and a 500 kW TESLA PowerPack battery installed by Continental Electric. The[…]

IG Platform Software Version 9 to be released

In July 2016 we announced the release of our Version 8 SaaS platform. It has performed highly on PJMs performance scores; its dynamic state-of-charge (Dyn.SOC) module excels at maintaining the batteries near their ideal partial state of charge of 50%. Then in January 2017 PJM significantly altered its regulation signal, raising the bar on battery requirements and[…]

2017 Outlook – Letter of Interest for a 2-16 MW system

January 10, 2017 Aided by bullish reports, sinking costs and some prime-time publicity courtesy of TESLA’s Elon Musk, Energy Storage is now becoming accepted by businesses as a capable, reliable energy resource. This is also reflected in the richness of our client pipeline, cultivated either directly of through our channel partners. This was illustrated in[…]

FERC requires all grid operators to accelerate integration of energy storage

January 5, 2017 On November 17, 2016, FERC issued a final rulemaking notice to all grid operators “to more effectively integrate electric storage resources into organized wholesale markets to enhance competition and help ensure that these markets produce just and reasonable rates.” The rules that govern US electricity markets categorize energy resources squarely as Generators or Loads.[…]

Continental Electric and IG receive 2016 “Project of Distinction” award from SEIA

November 9, 2016 The Solar Energy Industry Association awarded Continental Electric and IG a plaque for 2016 Project of Distinction during the PV Conference held in Chicago. The award recognizes the solar innovation leadership exhibited by the project partners on the system, which has operated at Continental Electric since 2014.