Enphase batteries can now be used in VPP by Arizona Public Service
Enphase Energy’s IQ batteries can now participate in Arizona Public Service’s Pilot Virtual Power Plant and network services program.
APS customers who sign up for the program and simply share their data with APS, including information about their Enphase-based system, earn $500 per installed kilowatt of battery capacity with a maximum of $2,500 per home. Alternatively, homeowners can enroll in the program, share their data with APS, and let the utility use their batteries’ stored energy on demand. These customers are eligible to earn the same $500 per kilowatt of battery capacity installed (up to $2,500 per home), plus an additional one-time payment of up to $1,250, for a total maximum incentive of $3,750 per home. Program participants are enrolled for a period of three years with both options.
APS expects to rely on registered batteries for additional power to meet demand up to 100 times a year. Participants must be residential APS customers and have a time-of-use (TOU) service plan or a grandfathered service plan with a solar rate driver. The program is designed for new interconnected batteries. Customers with existing batteries are not eligible to enroll.
“This valuable new program from APS will help accelerate the adoption of all-in-one energy systems,” said Dave Ranhoff, Chief Commercial Officer at Enphase Energy. “More Arizonans than ever will experience the benefits of Enphase solar and battery systems, while also helping to make the grid more reliable. We’re excited to work with our Arizona installers to encourage homeowners to sign up for these incentives.
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