Enel X subsidiary eMotorWerks has deployed a 30MW virtual battery storage project in California.

The virtual battery facility comprises over 6000 eMotorWerks residential JuiceBox and other JuiceNet-enabled electric vehicle (EV) chargers spread all across the US state.

Using the company's JuiceNet cloud software EV operators can participate in a rewards programme to provide power to the California Independent System Operator wholesale day-ahead and real-time markets to help balance grid demand.

EMotorWerks chief executive Val Miftakhov said: “Having proved at scale capabilities that no other EV charging technology has accomplished, eMotorWerks is aggregating and bidding EV loads at the wholesale level.

“Our intelligent platform already delivers on grid integration, wholesale energy cost reduction and renewables integration with cost-effective load aggregation.

“It's time for utilities around the country and the world to take advantage of these capabilities and help grow this virtual battery to support our shared electrification and decarbonization goals.”