HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Greensmith Energy, a leader in advanced energy storage software and services, and AltaGas, a North American diversified energy infrastructure company, are being honored at Greentech Media’s Grid Edge World Forum for the success of the AltaGas Pomona Energy Storage facility in Southern California. Earlier this year, Wärtsilä, a global leader in energy solutions and services operating in 70 countries, announced the acquisition of Greensmith Energy, to be concluded in July 2017.
Together with partner AltaGas, Greensmith designed, integrated and commissioned the Pomona Energy Storage system in under four months and on budget, achieving one of the fastest deployments of any grid-scale energy storage system globally. Today the facility runs on Greensmith’s GEMS software platform, provides 20 MW and 80 MWh of energy capacity to Southern California Edison and is the largest indoor battery facility in the world.
“We are delighted by this special recognition for a state-of-the-art energy storage system that quickly addressed a serious capacity issue in California associated with the Aliso Canyon gas leak,” said Greensmith CEO John Jung. “Greensmith’s growing track record of successful system deliveries, now over 60 globally, demonstrates that advanced grid-scale energy storage can be deployed in a matter of months and is capable of responding in milliseconds to improve grid quality anywhere.”
Greensmith Energy and AltaGas were selected from hundreds of Grid Edge Award nominations. Winners represent the top twenty companies or projects showcasing innovative products, new business models for the electric sector, and efficient, reliable alternatives for managing the electric grid.
Earlier this month, Energy Storage North America also recognized Greensmith and AltaGas as a finalist for a 2017 Innovation Award. A public vote to determine ESNA award winners is underway at esnaexpo.com/awards/voting. Winners will be announced in August.
About Greensmith Energy
As the leading provider of energy storage software and integration services, Greensmith’s mission is to make energy storage a fundamental part of a cleaner, more intelligent and distributed energy infrastructure. Now in its fifth generation, Greensmith’s GEMS software platform optimizes the performance of energy storage by lowering costs and maximizing system return on investment.
Greensmith Energy designs and deploys the world’s most advanced energy storage systems. From grid-scale to behind-the-meter and microgrid solutions, the Greensmith GEMS software platform enables effective and efficient delivery of stable power with unsurpassed performance and profitability. Learn more at www.greensmithenergy.com.