Arizona Public Service doesn’t want to monopolize the rooftop solar market in its service territory, contrary to what some might think.
There’s been an enormous amount of debate in recent years around whether or not regulated utilities should be able to own and rate-base distributed energy resources (DERs). Supporters argue that utility programs can be structured in a way that expands access to solar and other customer-oriented technologies, while detractors argue that allowing a government-backed monopoly to enter the market will crush third-party competition.
PRODUCT EXPERIENCE DEMONSTRATION
8:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Intercontinental Hotel San Francisco
888 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Soma Room, 3rd Floor
JLM Energy will host a press conference to demonstrate the customer experience with Energizr 200, a grid synergistic renewable energy storage ecosystem for the home. JLM Energy Founder and CEO Farid Dibachi will walk the audience through features that enhance behavioral energy efficiency using JLM’s intuitive software platform.
Energizr is a customized solution that works in harmony with solar power, the Honeywell Lyric smart thermostat, the Fronius Primo inverter and the conventional grid to cut homeowners’ utility bills. The Energizr 200 has a solar power capacity ranging from 3.8 kW to 8.2 kW and energy storage capacity ranging from 5.2 kWh to 20.8 kWh in increments of 2.6 kWh.
JLM Energy has launched Energizr 200 direct to consumer in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada. The technology is also sold through dealers and select solar partners nationwide. JLM Energy offers customers who want a self-supply, time-of-use or load shifting capabilities a solution that is available today.
Ellen Howe 703-835-5550
JLM Energy Inc.
ROCKLIN, Calif., June 14, 2016 — The management team at Franchise Services, Inc. in Mission Viejo wanted more choice and control over annual utility expenses. This included reducing the pain from one of the highest demand charge tariffs in the nation. So the company invested in JLM Energy’s solar plus storage smart energy management technology that will make it possible to rely on stored energy during peak times to lower electric bills.
While some rooftop-solar energy advocates have opposed “demand rates” from Arizona utilities, other companies see the rates as an opportunity to launch a new market for household-battery and solar systems that benefit customers and the power grid.
The demand charges, which base monthly rates on a customer’s highest hour or half-hour of use, are luring companies that sell systems allowing solar customers to store excess power for their own use in batteries that are about the size of a rifle cabinet. Tabuchi Electric of Japan and JLM Energy of California say the technology can help users lower the demand rates, as well as reduce strain on the grid.
By: Susan Lisovicz
Imagine your local electric utility puts solar panels on your home, free of charge. Now imagine that same utility gives you an array of state-of-the-art energy-saving devices — from thermostats you can control from your phone to batteries that automatically charge any excess energy from those solar panels.
You can also turn off your appliances remotely and access cloud-based software designed to help you save money on energy. And you’ll get push alerts notifying you when to avoid using energy-draining appliances.
Arizona’s largest utility, the Arizona Public Service Electric Company (APS) is launching a pilot program to do just that for 75 homes in the greater Phoenix area, long known as the Valley of the Sun. The pilot program — which Yahoo Finance is reporting on exclusively— aims to save both the consumer and APS money during the most expensive part of power generation: peak demand in the evening, after the sun sets.
“When you’re looking at the app it will tell you how much it costs to run the dryer at five in the evening compared to 10 p.m.,” says Ellen Howe, vice president of marketing at JLM Energy, whose products are included in the study.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JLM Energy is Now Licensing its Measurz Technology Stack
A complete technology portfolio is essential to engage in energy storage
ROCKLIN, Calif. – As states strive to meet aggressive benchmarks for Distributed Energy Resources (DER), JLM Energy, a renewable energy technology company, announced it is licensing its Measurz technology stack. Measurz consists of a hardware, firmware, software and services platform that enables consultants, utilities, installers, facility managers and system integrators to plan, design, build and deploy energy storage and renewable energy technologies.
JLM Energy Co-Founder and CEO Farid Dibachi said, “As we see the exponential growth in the energy management and energy storage business, we have seen an increasing demand from our partners and dealers to be in the business of building and deploying energy storage products and services. We designed Measurz because the industry needed a way for all user groups to engage on a single platform.”
Nick Davis, CEO of GridMarket said, “Measurz is an instrumental tool for prequalifying energy storage and solar projects on the GridMarket Distributed Energy Resources project portal. It provides real-time insight and our clients rely on the comprehensive data it provides.”
“We use Measurz with JLM’s Linez product to monitor whole-house energy consumption and solar energy generation for our customers,” said Erin Clark, President of PetersenDean Roofing and Solar. “The real-time data gives us and our customers detailed insights that we can then use to further increase their savings by installing suitable energy storage and energy management products.”
Mike Carroll, Founder and CEO of Maui Pacific Solar said, “We wanted to build a large solar plus energy storage system for one of our customers in Maui using JLM’s Symmetric DC Regulation technology. Rather than have JLM build and ship the product to us, we licensed JLM’s technology which will allow us to build the system here in Maui, using our local workforce.”
- Plan residential and commercial with Measurz™ Energy Storage Toolkit
- Design new rate plans with Measurz™ Tariff Authoring System
- Deploy multi-location systems using Measurz™ Fleet Management System
- Engage customers with Measurz™ Mobile App
- Build complete residential or commercial energy storage systems by licensing JLM’s full technology stack
About JLM Energy
JLM Energy is an innovative technology company that offers a broad set of renewable energy and energy storage products for home and business applications. The team is made up of about 60 people, half of whom are engineers. JLM Energy employees design every aspect of the products from inception all the way through to installation and service.
JLM Energy’s full portfolio of advanced energy solutions provides consumers with the choice and control they want over their electricity expenditure. Founded in 2011 by Farid Dibachi and Kraig Clark, JLM Energy is solely funded by the two partners and the revenues generated to date.
ROCKLIN, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JLM Energy, Inc. announces the March 2015 release of Measurz™ Energy Storage Toolkit (EST). Measurz™ EST is a versatile energy modeling and monitoring system. It provides users with an environment to create and study cost savings opportunities using energy storage and renewable energy technologies.
“We have been constantly surprised by the void in energy modeling software, particularly in relation to demand shaving and energy storage. The ability to provide accurate cost analyses for this technology in a way that energy managers, financial officers, and business owners alike can understand is a critical part of the adoption process. Measurz EST was designed around this exact need.”—Roman Couvrette, Applications Engineer, JLM Energy
Measurz™ EST is a key resource for monitoring or managing energy usage. “I find Measurz EST to be invaluable as a tool covering all my needs from system design to live presentations. Using Measurz EST allows me to zero in on a desirable system size based on actual electricity usage data. During a presentation, I can clearly illustrate, with hard data, the combined impact of energy storage and PV solar on the electricity bills. I have never been able to do this before. From there it is easy to explain the value to the business.” — Janet Ferrari, Owner, Power On Renewable Energy
Once an actual system is deployed, Measurz™ EST is a dashboard for energy management across multiple buildings located around the world. Real-time reporting on the actual system empowers businesses to clearly demonstrate measurable energy management returns in real-time.
Try Measurz with no obligation for 7 days and then cancel or purchase. Learn more by contacting offers@JLMEI.com. Terms and conditions may change without notice. Retail value for a full version of Measurz™ with an annual license is $4,995 or $499 per month.
JLM Energy, Inc. is an energy technology company dedicated to the research, development and manufacture of products designed to reduce the energy expenditure of commercial, industrial and residential customers.