LG integrates its storage system with Sunverge to provide grid services, VPP opportunities

LG integrates its storage system with Sunverge to provide grid services, VPP opportunities

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Sunverge, a provider of an industry-leading Distributed Energy Resource (DER) control and aggregation platform, is fully integrating its Sunverge Energy Platform and Infinity intelligent edge controller with the residential Energy Storage System (ESS) from LG Electronics.

All of Sunverge’s advanced platform features are now supported and running with the LG ESS to provide homeowners with newfound control over their energy generation and use while providing advanced grid services along with dynamic fleet aggregation and orchestration for utilities, grid operators and third-party aggregators.

“Sunverge’s advanced DER platform complements the LG ESS smart energy management functions to reduce reliance on the energy grid during peak energy consumption hours when time-of-use electricity rates are often highest,” said Stephen Hahm, vice president, Energy Solutions, LG Electronics USA. “Together with Sunverge, we’re creating a flexible energy management system for homeowners who want to take more control of their home energy use, providing demand side flexibility while providing system flexibility to the grid.”

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Through this integration, Sunverge enables co-optimization of consumer services and advanced grid service, allowing customers get consumer benefits such as bill reduction, maximizing self-consumption, backup power, TOU, dynamic pricing, demand charge management coupled with grid services such as Frequency Response, Frequency regulation, Voltage support, Demand Response and others.

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“The opportunity to deliver advanced dynamic and multiservice VPP capabilities with an established company like LG is further validation for the Sunverge control and aggregation platform,” said Sunverge CEO Martin Milani. “DERs are becoming a key component of the grid of the future and intelligent, dynamic and real-time flexibility on both sides of load and system through dynamic co-optimization of consumer services and grid services is instrumental to the system integration of renewables.”

LG Business Solutions has two energy storage systems to serve any solar customer: an AC-coupled 5.0 kW system for those who already have solar panels of any type on their homes and a DC-coupled 7.6 kW system as part of a new installation of LG solar panels.

— Solar Builder magazine

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