Sunrun to Turn Home Batteries Into Grid Resources for 2 Major Utilities

GreenTech Media: Sunrun, the leading U.S. rooftop solar installer, finalized two utility partnerships to turn home batteries into miniature power plants.

The company is signing up existing customers in Southern California Edison territory for a year-long demonstration, expected to launch by the end of the month. Participants will receive $250 for letting Sunrun control their batteries based on signals from SCE. The two companies will study which dispatch strategies generate the most benefit for the grid in order to inform future efforts of this kind.

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