Small scale VPP planned for Maryland

Small scale VPP planned for Maryland

Small scale VPP planned for Maryland 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

May 14, 2020: Delmarva Power, a utility serving the Delmarva Peninsular of the US states of Maryland and Delaware, has selected Sunverge for a proposed behind-the-meter virtual power plant project on the Elk Neck peninsula in Cecil County, Maryland.

 “The project is expected to increase overall grid reliability, distributed energy resource integration, and allow for potential participation in the PJM wholesale electricity market,” says Sunverge.

 “The VPP will enable additional grid services, including peak shaving and reactive power support. The project is planned to have 0.55MW/2.2MWh capacity and is projected to create $2 million in value over a 15-year period.”

Sunverge CEO Martin Milani says: “We are confident that Sunverge’s advanced DER Control and aggregation solution will demonstrate the value of aggregating residential behind-the meter systems for the Maryland electricity grid and participating residential customers.

“It will provide autonomous and aggregated energy storage, with the goal of providing additional grid reliability and resiliency benefiting Delmarva Power’s entire service area.

“The combination of real-time dynamic load flexibility and grid services is a powerful tool for managing the grid of the future and integrating the growth of distributed energy resources.”

The VPP will provide backup power during outages to homes on a peninsula on the Chesapeake Bay. These homes are in a heavily forested area and served by a four-mile long overhead and underground distribution feeder.

Sunverge was selected from five vendors in the competitive bid process for the project.

The proposal is under review by the Maryland Public Service Commission and still subject to its approval.