Demand Energy, an Enel Group subsidiary, announced that one of its flagship projects, the Marcus Garvey Apartments solar PV + energy storage microgrid in New York City, won the prestigious ESNA Innovation Award for Distributed Storage, given at this year’s Energy Storage North America event.
The Marcus Garvey Apartments solar+storage microgrid is New York City’s first-ever multi-resource microgrid in a low-to middle-income housing development, and the first microgrid deployed under Con Edison’s Brooklyn-Queens Demand Management (BQDM) program. The project includes 400 kW of solar PV; a 400-kW fuel cell, and 300 kW/1,200 KWh of storage, all managed by the company’s Distributed Energy Network Optimization System (DEN.OS).
“We are honored to be recognized with an ESNA Innovation Award for our Marcus Garvey Apartments Microgrid project,” said Gregg Patterson, head of demand energy. “This system benefits the property owners and residents through enhanced resiliency, clean operation and energy savings. It also aligns with the state’s vision of moving to a two-way distributed grid that serves longer-term energy goals.”
ESNA, the largest gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, celebrated the winners of its 2017 Innovation Awards and 2017 Champion Awards during a reception on August 9 at the San Diego Convention Center. Award winners were recognized for their leadership in energy storage, services supplied to customers and the grid, unique technology solutions, financing, or partnerships.
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