Solar and Electric Vehicle Charging Station Pilot Recognized

PJM Interconnection supports a number of advanced technology pilots. It’s great when one of them is honored by the electricity industry. Recently, PJM, TimberRock Energy Solutions, General Motors and OnStar received PV America’s Project of Distinction award for 2014 at its annual conference.

Spearheaded by TimberRock, GM and OnStar, the project worked to integrate solar power, energy storage, smart grid functionality and advance vehicle-to-grid capabilities at an electric vehicle charging station at GM’s E-Motor Plant in White March, Md. In the pilot, the individual resources were aggregated as a single capacity resource that could be dispatched to both the host site or to PJM to provide services such as frequency regulation.

The participating companies continue to work to integrate the project with PJM to participate in its frequency regulation market.

Photo courtesy of TimberRock Energy Solutions.

Photo courtesy of TimberRock Energy Solutions.

PJM frequently works with its members and other innovators to support pilot projects that explore how their technologies and services can integrate with the grid to make it more reliable and efficient. If you’d like to learn more about pilots in PJM, check out the Learning Center.

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