by Dan Gearino, InsideClimateNews
- Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners and OlmConnect have collaborated on a virtual power plant project titled Resi-Station
- Resi-Station would use batteries at homes and businesses in California to act like a 550-megawatt power plant, becoming the largest virtual power plant in the world
- This power can be used as backup in the case of power shut-offs, wildfire risks, and other outages
- The project kicks off in 2021, starting with 150,000 OlmConnect customers and should be fully built by 2023
Community Energy Resilience through clean energy microgrids is a key pillar in The Climate Center’s Climate-Safe California Campaign.