Tesla has yet another new partner for its new energy storage business, as the manufacturing company and the energy intelligence software provider EnerNOC will be collaborating on the deployment + management of storage systems at a number of different commercial + industrial buildings, according to a recent press release.
The new partnership will allow businesses to monetize the batteries through demand charge management and demand response via the use of of EnerNOC’s software solutions, according to the companies. The collaboration will initially be based in California.
“By working together, EnerNOC and Tesla can help enterprises find new, innovative ways to save money and get paid for their operational flexibility,” stated Tim Healy, Chairman and CEO of EnerNOC. “Energy storage has great potential and is a natural fit with energy intelligence software. We are excited to explore the possibilities with Tesla.”
Reportedly, EnerNOC customer sites are already being outfitted with some of Tesla’s energy storage systems.
The Vice President of Construction and Maintenance at the Southern California supermarket chain Stater Brothers Markets, Scott Limbacher, commented on that: “Energy management today is more complicated than simply buying power from the utility. Innovative companies like Tesla give us new options that enable us to reduce our reliance on the grid when prices are high, and EnerNOC’s software gives us the visibility we need to make informed decisions about when to use these technologies and how to measure the impact they’re having on our business.”
I would say that you can expect to see much more of this, but it seems that Tesla will be nowhere near able to keep up with demand, according to CEO Elon Musk.
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