“With support from Leap’s software platform and team of energy market experts, we’ve translated data insights into strong performance results. Our partnership with Leap has helped Sunnova boost the value of our grid services offering for home battery customers in California.”
Sunnova, a leading provider of residential solar, battery storage and energy management technology solutions, offers grid services opportunities to enable battery customers to maximize the value of their systems. Sunnova sought to improve the performance of its portfolio of home batteries in the California energy market, address structural gaps in their meter nomination process and ultimately increase grid services revenue per customer.
Leap’s grid services experts consulted with Sunnova to diagnose the underlying causes of various performance challenges, develop tailored solutions that worked within Sunnova’s existing resources and implement program participation strategies to ensure that Sunnova's battery systems were creating maximal value in California.
Detailed performance analytics
Leveraging the Leap platform’s analytics capabilities and API, Leap and Sunnova used meter-level performance data to flag individual battery customers that were underperforming in order to make the necessary operational adjustments to improve performance outcomes. Leap also helped establish a regular cadence for reviewing data summaries and empowered Sunnova to develop their own tools and insights based on the performance analytics available through the Leap platform. These data summaries provided actionable insights into system behavior that helped Sunnova make data-driven decisions for its residential portfolio.
Targeted dispatch, baselining and nomination strategies
Leap further worked with Sunnova to craft dispatch and baselining strategies that aligned with its portfolio performance goals. With Leap’s support, Sunnova implemented and automated a new nomination methodology based on historic load data from their existing battery fleet that allowed customized nominations to be set for each new meter based on expected performance. This innovative approach leveraged the detailed, streamlined meter-level data available through the Leap platform to drive performance and revenue growth.
Residential batteries enrolled on the Leap platform
Performance improvement, 2023 year-over-year
Energy generated for the grid through the Leap platform to date
Grid services value stack
Resource Adequacy (RA) Program
Day-Ahead Energy Program
Hour-Ahead Energy Program
Emergency Load Reduction Program (ELRP)