The article below originally appeared in PR Newswire and is being reprinted with permission.
Growing Energy Labs, Inc. (Geli), San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD), and Prospect Silicon Valley (ProspectSV), through the Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) program, have been awarded a $2,999,601 grant from the California Energy Commission to partner with the College of San Mateo (CSM) for the “Internet of Energy” demonstration project. The College of San Mateo Internet of Energy Project (IoEn) project will deploy two integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage systems that are expected to save the college $150,000 annually.
The Geli EOS (Geli Energy Operating System) will network and automate two integrated solar PV and energy storage units, as well as interface with building management controls, to deliver increased value from renewable generation while simultaneously providing energy resiliency for the college and grid services via demand response. The two solar PV and energy storage systems are each rated at 200kW and 200kW/200kWh, respectively.
“The CSM IoEn project will show the capabilities of the Geli Energy Operating System to easily integrate and manage advanced solar-storage technologies,” said Ryan Wartena, cohave been awarded a $2,999,601 grant from the California Energy Commission to partner with the College of San Mateo (CSM) for the “Internet of Energy” demonstration project.-founder and CEO of Geli. “We have built the platform for networked management of multiple energy assets for behind-the-meter and grid services, providing a seminal demonstration of Internet of Energy business models.”
Prospect Silicon Valley’s BACC program will provide overall management of the project to ensure its success. BACC will also develop and promulgate solar-storage best-practices. Geli and ProspectSV will also be working with a leading renewable energy independent power product (IPP) to implement this project.
“The state’s aggressive clean energy goals require significant advances in storage and energy management technologies, and the CSM Internet of Energy system will be a truly next-generation distributed energy platform,” said ProspectSV Executive Director Doug Davenport. “We’re excited to bring this project forward with our partners, and take a major step together towards a cleaner and more resilient grid.”
“We are thrilled to host this advanced energy system at College of San Mateo. It will not only lower our energy costs and further advance our vision of becoming net zero, it will provide a learning lab for training our workforce on leading edge technology,” added College District Chancellor Ron Galatolo.
The project is slated to begin in this summer. Following design and testing, the advanced system will deployed at College of San Mateo in late-2016.
Geli, short for Growing Energy Labs, Inc., provides software and business solutions to design, integrate, network, and economically operate energy storage and microgrid systems. At its core, the Geli EOS (Geli Energy Operating System) is a software platform that brings together energy storage, distributed generation, EV charging, and building controls as part of the Internet of Energy. Geli has projects deployed and in development in C&I demand management, commercial and military microgrids, municipal solar & EV charging, and multi-family buildings. Geli is headquartered in San Francisco, California. You can find Geli on the web at www.geli.net and Tweeting at @growingenergy.
About Prospect Silicon Valley
Prospect Silicon Valley (ProspectSV) is non-profit commercialization catalyst assisting emerging technology companies with a pathway to market, bringing high-impact solutions forward in the Bay Area. ProspectSV provides a full spectrum of commercialization support to startup companies, including rich partnerships, connections to investors, pilot opportunities as well as access to a $12 million, 23,000 sq. ft. Technology Demonstration Center with working space and resources, lab facilities and specialized equipment. Through its Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) program, ProspectSV accelerates deployment of leading edge technology solutions. BACC programs have committed nearly 150 million lbs. CO2 avoided over the next 10 years through its market oriented initiatives. BACC initiatives include facilitating the two largest all-battery EV fleet deployments in the US, 85,000 LED street lights conversions and developing innovative programs such as Energize Schools. Anchor partners include the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Bank of America, PG&E, Environmental Defense Fund, major clean energy industry partners and local governments representing more than 70 percent of the Bay Area population. See www.prospectsv.org
and www.baclimate.org for more information.
About the San Mateo County Community College District
The San Mateo County Community College District operates three Colleges in San Mateo County– College of San Mateo, Canada College and Skyline College—serving more than 40,000 students annually. Located between San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, the Colleges offer the first two years of instruction in a wide variety of transfer programs as well as more than 90 vocational-technical programs. Students can earn either Associate in Arts or Science degrees or receive Certificates of Proficiency in their chosen fields.College of San Mateo is one of the oldest Colleges in the California Community College system, having served residents of the County for 94 years.