IG 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 resources are connected in a unique double-microgrid configuration that enables independent power continuity to the retail floor and Abt’s server backroom operation.
This contract was the opportunity for IG to showcase its new Capacity Prediction Engine. During the whole summer, IG’s system successfully predicted 100% of the grid peak hours and used automated alert-based dispatch to reduce metered load during those hours. Abt is expected to save about $150,000 per year as a result of this elimination of capacity peaks.
Type: Retail Microgrid
Size: 508 kW solar PV, 500 kW storage