Aclara and Enbala Form Strategic Alliance

Written By: Stratton Report
June 21, 2017

On June 21, 2017, Aclara Technologies and Enbala Power Networks announced a new strategic alliance through which Aclara adds Enbala’s virtual power plant technology to Aclara’s utility solution suite. 

Enbala’s distributed energy aggregation and control platform provides utilities and customers a solution for using distributed energy resources to balance distributed renewable and traditional generation on the utility grid. The VPP solution will complement Aclara’s communications infrastructure and demand response portfolio to improve network stability, efficiency and reliability. 

Per the company, this partnership will support the integration of renewables and other DERs, maintain grid reliability and stability, manage changing demand patterns and economically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  By controlling and optimizing DERs, the VPP software shifts power usage in real time to match the moment-to-moment fluctuations of electricity demand and meet utility grid-services needs. Customers can also get more value out of their DER investments through additional revenue streams and energy cost reductions.