Green Charge Networks taps Princeton Power Systems for NYC smart grid project

Princeton, N.J., April 12, 2012 — Princeton Power Systems announced it has been selected as the inverter supplier by Green Charge Networks to support its role in the $95 million Smart Grid Demonstration Project for the U.S. Department of Energy.

The project is being lead by New York's Consolidated Edison, Inc., an investor-owned energy company.

PPS reported that the multi-year demonstration project aims to identify, develop and test new technologies within the electric delivery system that will help build a smart, more efficient grid, including the integration of smart grid architecture and measuring the effects of widespread electric vehicle adoption on the electric grid.

GCN's scope of work includes the installation and operation of a network of smart storage and generation units (called GreenStations) in the NYC distribution grid that communicates directly with Con Edison.

The GreenStations include multiple PPS' 100kW grid-tied inverters and demand response inverters. The PPS inverters will function as the interface between the electric grid and the lithium-ion battery system, allowing for smooth transition of power and support to the smart grid.

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