Entries by Ross Martinez

Customer-sited mixed-asset DERs upend VPP thinking

By Mark Triplett, COO | February 28, 2017 Diversification—that tried and true strategy for financial investing—holds true for energy markets as well. As the volatility of energy generation and loads grows, utilities are gaining more agility by tapping into distributed energy resources (DERs)—loads, generation, and storage—to ensure adequate power to meet demand and to cost-efficiently mitigate the […]

Green Charge Commercial Energy Storage Earns Top Product of the Year Award from Energy Manager Today

Santa Clara, Calif. February 20, 2017 — Green Charge a provider of commercial energy storage, today announced that its GridSynergy energy storage product platform received a Top Product of the Year Award from Energy Manager Today. GridSynergy Storage was considered by judges to be an exemplary product for commercial, industrial and public sector customers looking to reduce energy […]

How Sustainability Works for All of Us

By Vic Shao, CEO | February 16, 2017 For many, “sustainability” evokes images of solar panels, windmills, and electric vehicles. When we at Green Charge use the word, we are indeed talking about reducing carbon emissions by using energy storage to bank renewable energy, thus reducing reliance on power from oil and coal. We also contribute to […]

Napa Valley’s Pacific Union College to Install Green Charge Commercial Energy Storage

California college expected to save nearly $800,000; enjoy demand charge reduction, avoid cogeneration outages Santa Clara, Calif. February 14, 2017 — Green Charge today announced that Pacific Union College will install a 1MW/2MWh commercial energy storage system on its Napa Valley campus. Pacific Union College is expected to save nearly $800,000 dollars over the 10-year agreement with revenues […]


Santa Cruz County Case Study

Sustainability leader caps successful year with county’s first energy storage installation Around 1,500 employees and hundreds of visitors a day create significant demand for energy at the Santa Cruz County Governmental Center. Alongside several energy efficiency efforts, Santa Cruz County installed energy storage at the facility to reduce costs associated with demand charges. Green Charge […]

Utility partnerships deliver wins on both sides of the meter

By Dave Margolius, Solutions Developer | January 30, 2017 Considering the rapid pace of developments in behind-the-meter energy storage, we could fill post after post on GC Update with our experiences and insights into customer-sited battery-based systems. This time, however, I’d like to step out from behind the meter and give you a run down on the […]