LG Chem & SolarEdge Battery Storage – Connect & Manage

October has seen the commencement of the Connect and Manage project in Furzton, Milton Keynes. The project is being run by Western Power Distribution (WPD) to allow it to learn more about future customer demands on the electrical grid. 

The project allows WPD to demonstrate control and communication technologies that let you and your neighbours connect up solar panels and electric vehicles without delay. These technologies will be managed for short periods of the day (peak consumption for EV’s and off-peak export for PV’s) this gives WPD the valuable time it needs to plan network upgrades with minimal disruption to its customers.

As the installation partner, we will be installing LG Chem 7kWh batteries in homes of residents living in the Furzton area of Milton Keynes. Partnered with SolarEdge’s StorEdge system the batteries  will be installed in homes with and without Solar Panels allowing WPD to monitor the habits & trial smart grid techniques.

Clients participating will have to occasionally complete surveys of their experiences but at the end of the trial the batteries will be handed over at no cost to the homeowner.

For more information on the project click here.