Maplewell & Urban Electric form storage partnership

April 26, 2023

Colorado-based virtual power plant developer Maplewell Energy and rechargeable zinc battery manufacturer Urban Electric Power have agreed a strategic partnership with the goal of providing commercial and industrial customers with a turnkey battery energy storage system combined with Maplewell’s ‘JANiiT’ energy management system.

“The solution will deliver demand charge management, demand response, and other grid services with load shifting, shedding, and modulation,” a statement said.

Maplewell says JANiiT provides “real-time demand charge management and demand response” for commercial and industrial buildings up to 250,000 square feet in size.

Urban Electric Power says its zinc manganese-dioxide batteries are rechargeable for “ten years or more”.