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 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[…]
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[…]
IG welcomes the addition of Peter Schaff to its Advisory Board. A former North America CEO of LaSalle Investment Management, Peter has agreed to serve IG by advising on matters of capital management and growth.
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[…]
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.[…]
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.
July 1, 2016 In 2016, our CTO Chris Scott led multiple efforts to implement many IT related improvements that enabled the successful launch of version 8 of our software. As every summer, IG hosted an intern. Aspiring engineer Matt Scott, from Purdue University, spent his summer working on energy database improvements and quantifying expected long-term reductions in utility demand[…]
June 27, 2016 In June, President Obama hosted an Energy Storage day at the White House. On this occasion, the Office of the White House released an exhaustive, well thought-out and strategic report on the role storage will play in the necessary integration of more renewable energy onto the grid. The report makes a strong case that the[…]
June 20, 2016 IG landed a contract from Convergence Energy for the management of a 250 kW battery from Johnson Controls at the campus of North Central College in Naperville, IL. The battery, along with a 500 kW solar system, will be operational in January 2017. This project is inventively financed through NCC’s endowment, in a manner[…]