Enphase Energy’s IQ batteries can now participate in Arizona Public Service’s pilot virtual power plant and grid services program.
APS customers who sign up for the program and just share their data with APS, including information about their Enphase-based system, will earn $500 per installed kilowatt of battery capacity with a cap of $2,500 per home. Alternatively, homeowners can enroll in the program, share their data with APS, and allow the utility to use the stored energy from their batteries on demand. These customers will be eligible to earn the same $500 per installed kilowatt of battery capacity (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 will be enrolled for a term of three years with both options.
APS expects to call upon enrolled batteries for additional power to meet demand up to 100 times per year. Participants must be APS residential customers and be on a time-of-use (TOU) service plan or a grandfathered service plan with a solar energy rate rider. The program is designed for newly 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 before will get to experience the benefits of Enphase solar and battery systems, while also helping to make the grid more reliable. We are excited to work with our installers in Arizona to encourage homeowners to sign up for these incentives.”
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