Voltus and WattTime Partner to Maximize the Emissions Reduction Benefits of Distributed Energy Resources
Partnership advances Voltus’s mission to be the technology platform that fulfills the promise of the energy transition
SAN FRANCISCO & OAKLAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Voltus, Inc., the leading distributed energy resource (DER) software technology platform, announces today its partnership with energy technology solutions provider WattTime. With access to WattTime’s cutting-edge technology, Voltus can now offer customers visibility into the avoided emissions impact of their DER program participation. Access to emissions data will identify new ways for customers to leverage load curtailment and ideally, automated load shifting, to directly impact environmental challenges and maximize emissions reductions.
“Curtailing load in support of grid reliability often results in meaningful levels of avoided emissions by decreasing energy demand during peak hours, when the grid can be powered by dirtier resources,” explains Gavin McCormick, Co-founder and Executive Director at WattTime. “We’re excited to partner with Voltus and evaluate how their customers’ curtailment strategies can be further optimized to deliver the most impactful emissions reductions.”
Gregg Dixon, Voltus’s CEO and Co-Founder explained, “Our mission at Voltus is to be the technology platform that fulfills the promise of the energy transition. Quantifying our customers’ emissions impact and empowering them to utilize their load flexibility to contribute to a cleaner grid is a crucial piece of this. WattTime’s data shows, for example, that one of our large New York real estate customers has avoided 136 metric tons of carbon dioxide by participating in DER programs with Voltus. This is equivalent to 150,000 pounds of coal burned. We are eager to leverage WattTime’s data across our entire portfolio in order to maximize the emissions reduction benefits of our customers’ DERs.”
About Voltus, Inc.
Voltus, Inc. (“Voltus”) is the leading platform connecting distributed energy resources to electricity markets, delivering less expensive, more reliable, and more sustainable electricity. Our commercial and industrial customers and grid services partners generate cash by allowing Voltus to maximize the value of their flexible load, distributed generation, energy storage, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle resources in these markets. To learn more, visit www.voltus.co.
Voltus previously announced an agreement for a business combination with Broadscale Acquisition Corp. (“Broadscale”) (Nasdaq: SCLE), which is expected to result in Voltus becoming a public company listed on the Nasdaq in the first half of 2022, subject to customary closing conditions.
WattTime is an environmental tech nonprofit that empowers all people, companies, policymakers, and countries to slash emissions and choose cleaner energy. Founded by UC Berkeley researchers, we develop data-driven tools and policies that increase environmental and social good, including Automated Emissions Reduction and emissionality. WattTime is also the convening member and cofounder of the global Climate TRACE coalition. During the energy transition from a fossil-fueled past to a zero-carbon future, WattTime ‘bends the curve’ of emissions reductions to realize deeper, faster benefits for people and the planet. For more information, visit https://watttime.org.
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