Con Edison virtual power plant will be set up in Queens with Swell Energy

Queens, New York, residents may be eligible for discounted solar + storage systems through Con Edison after it entered into a partnership with Swell Energy. Con Edison plans to have a virtual power plant managed by Swell Energy with solar powered home batteries.

Con Edison’s Non-Wires Solutions procurement efforts, which include the Swell program, will help reduce demand and relieve stress on the electric grid during peak demand periods without additional energy infrastructure construction and upgrades. As several hundred households in a condensed service area require less power during peak periods due to Swell’s solar + storage installations, Con Edison can strengthen reliability for all customers.

“Swell Energy’s smart grid solutions are designed to simultaneously meet the needs of utilities and customers through the aggregation of solar-powered home batteries. This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with Con Edison to make our vision of Swell’s NYC Virtual Power Plant a reality for New Yorkers,” said Suleman Khan, CEO of Swell Energy.

Participating homeowners will have the opportunity to earn incentives that lower the cost of clean, reliable solar + storage systems. Residents of Forest Park, Glendale, Hunters Point, Long Island City, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood, Sunnyside, and parts of adjacent neighborhoods in Queens can now reserve their spot in the program. More information can be found here:

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