With a goal of decreasing generation costs and providing more sustainable electricity to its customers, Horizon Power is looking at installing solar power and battery storage to supply more of the region’s energy demands with renewable sources. The utility plans to utilize customer solar and battery storage to help support their goal to increase renewable and distributed energy resources to enable a sustainable energy future.
PXiSE Energy Solutions, with its partner GTSgroup, installed its software-based Microgrid Controller in the remote town of Onslow for the first phase of the project (see the press release here). Ultimately, PXiSE’s Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) will manage thousands of utility and customer distributed energy resources including solar, wind, energy storage, and conventional generation as a coordinated system to support grid reliability and stability, and aid in the transition away from costly fuel imports.
PXiSE is pronounced “pice”.
PXiSE Energy Solutions LLC., headquartered in San Diego, is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy and partially owned by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. PXiSE Energy Solutions, LLC is not the same company as the California utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) or Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), and PXiSE Energy Solutions, LLC is not regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission.
About Sempra Energy
Sempra Energy’s mission is to be North America’s premier energy infrastructure company. With 2018 reported revenues of more than $11.6 billion, the San Diego-based company is the utility holding company with the largest U.S. customer base. The Sempra Energy companies’ more than 20,000 employees are focused on delivering energy with purpose to approximately 40 million consumers worldwide. Sempra Energy has been consistently recognized for its leadership in diversity and inclusion, and social responsibility, and is a member of the S&P 500 Utilities Index and the Dow Jones Utility Index. To learn more, please visit www.sempra.com.
About Mitsui & Co, Ltd
Mitsui is one of the most diversified and comprehensive trading, investment and service enterprises in the world, with 135 offices in 66 countries/regions as of Nov. 1, 2019. Utilizing our global operating locations, network and information resources, we are multilaterally pursuing business that ranges from product sales, worldwide logistics and financing, through to the development of major international infrastructure. To learn more, please visit www.mitsui.com.