Enel has won grants totalling $2.1m for two distributed energy storage projects in Massachusetts.

The money has been awarded as part of the Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage initiative, which is administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

The first project is a partnership between Enel Green Power North America and the University of Massachusetts Boston for a behind-the-meter micro-grid comprising a 0.5MW lithium-ion energy storage system integrated with a 0.5MW solar project.

It will be deployed at the University’s campus in Boston and has been awarded $850,000.

The second project is Enel subsidiary EnerNoc’s plan to deploy a 2MW storage system at the Acton Boxborough Regional School District. It has been awarded $1.2m.

Both projects will be managed through the Den.Ostm software, developed by Enel’s US subsidiary Demand Energy Networks.

Enel X head Francesco Venturini said: “We are very glad to work with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and our project partners to explore how storage can best deliver long-term value to utilities and local communities.”

Enel X is brand name for Enel’s global e-business solutions unit. 

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