GM Energy’s business with Ultium Home and Commercial power solutions
Synthetic engine announced a new branch of business today, called GM Energy, which will provide energy storage and management products and services, including stationery the battery for homes and businesses, solar technology and vehicle-to-home and grid-connected vehicles. Much as Tesla GM has gone beyond making cars to provide energy solutions for customers, GM wants to help you integrate electric vehicles and solar power into the way you use electricity at home and work. GM Energy will divide its products into Ultium Home and Ultium Commercial products to provide solutions for backup power, renewable energy and even grid stabilization.
GM promises that its EV and Energy products will help grid stabilization, instead of putting more stress on it. “The reliability of the U.S. grid has never been more important,” said Travis Hester, vice president, GM EV Growth Operations. outages and provide customers with a flexible and cost-effective energy management approach”. With the ability to draw power from a plugged-in EV battery via bidirectional charging, that stored energy can be used to power a home during power outages or to reduce reliance on utilities. utility or supply electricity back to the grid during peak usage.
GM Energy is working with several partners to start the business. It is working with utilities such as PG&E, which it is running a backup power pilot program in California, as well as companies such as Edison, Graniterock and New Hampshire Electric Cooperative. It has an agreement with SunPower to develop and install home solar systems.
Data is also an important part of GM Energy’s business. It will offer energy management solutions as part of its portfolio of products and services, including software applications and cloud management tools. Its Energy Services Cloud will allow customers, whether individual EV owners, fleet owners or other commercial entities, to manage their charging and energy consumption.
GM Energy solar and home energy products will be available to customers at launch Chevy Silverado EV in 2024. GM commercial products are now available to order.