Rooftop solar panels and home battery systems could play a significant role in balancing the nation’s electric grid, but federal regulators need to adopt policies to help make that happen, according to a clean energy group’s recent report.
Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, announced today two electric vehicle (EV) smart charging programs with Washington state utilities, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and Seattle City Light, serving the Bellevue and Seattle metro areas respectively, to provide more than 550 Enel X JuiceBox smart chargers to residential customers.
Utilities say smart meters help improve service reliability and support the use of renewable energy sources. But some utility customers in other states have raised privacy and health concerns related to smart meters.
Lawmakers set aside an additional $1.5 million for car-charging infrastructure.
The completion of the transaction is expected to take place at the end of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.