Viridity Energy to launch program to enhance system reliability

American Electric Power will deploy Viridity Energy's VPower platform at its Columbus headquarters to actively manage and optimize their electric load.

May 22nd, 2012
Philadelphia, May 21, 2012 — American Electric Power will deploy Viridity Energy's VPower platform at its Columbus headquarters to actively manage and optimize their electric load.
Through this pilot program, AEP will demonstrate how real-time, dynamic customer load management can serve as an active, reliable resource that works in tandem with generator, utilities and grid operators to achieve a more efficient, reliable and cost-effective electric grid.
The energy resources available at AEP headquarters will be monetized in the capacity and energy markets operated by PJM Interconnection, creating a recurring new revenue stream for AEP headquarters and providing a valuable service to the grid by creating the requisite reliability needed to be a viable load asset.
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