New York City creates unique challenges for its electric utility Con Edison. During periods of high demand, Con Ed struggles to balance the grid to meet customer needs. To alleviate grid pressure, Con Ed encourages the installation of batteries on private property. These batteries charge during times of low demand, and export power to the grid during times of high demand.
Enel X leases small pieces of open outdoor square footage on commercial properties for these batteries and runs them completely independent of any business operations on site. Enel X does all the work of installing and maintaining the battery—the host site has no responsibility for the operation of the system.