- Resiliency in transport electrification is a key consideration in energy transition plans for businesses.
- Enel X has recently completed a resilient service station in Massachusetts, demonstrating a working model for reducing emissions while ensuring resiliency at an EV charging station.
- Enel X has experience navigating the challenges of unlocking financial and sustainability benefits for solar + storage + EV charging for customers, as seen from its UMass Boston and VTA partnerships.
Pilot: Resilient Service Station in MA
On May 9, 2022, Enel X announced the launch of a microgrid at Global Partners LP’s Alltown Fresh service station in Ayer, Massachusetts. The project was partially funded through InnovateMass’ Resilient Service Stations Challenge, which sought to ensure continuous power for service stations near evacuation routes across the state during emergencies.
The microgrid will offer on-site generated power to Alltown Fresh Ayer by integrating solar panels on the canopy, a battery storage unit, and integration of a portable generator connection, all designed, built, operated, and financed by Enel X. To support electric vehicle (EV) drivers, Enel X also installed a universally compatible JuicePump 50kW, which can charge vehicles up to 80% battery capacity in 30 to 60 minutes.
The project served to prove the concept, demonstrating Enel X’s ability to develop, deliver on, and finance an integrated solar + storage + EV charging project, and do so at least-cost to the customer.