ELM is constructing a new 125,000-square-foot headquarters which will employ more than 100 clean professionals once it’s done according to a Dallas Innovates article. They say,
“Energy and utility services innovator ELM is constructing a new, 125,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in The Colony for its MicroGrid and Solar divisions.
When fully operational, Illinois-based ELM said the facility will employ more than 100 clean-energy professionals, including engineering, production technicians, customer service, sales, and management employees.
“Global interest and demand for renewable energy solutions have positioned ELM Companies for significant growth. This expansion in Texas will allow us to meet the needs of our current and future clients,” Lee C Graves, chairman and founder of ELM, said in a statement.”
Toyota is partnering with Oncor to research technology which would enable electric vehicles to send power to their owners’ homes or the electric grid according to a Dallas Morning News article which reports,
“The automaker wants its EV owners to be able to use their cars to power their homes and communities or to send power back to the electric grid when it’s overwhelmed.
Toyota is joining forces with Texas’ largest regulated utility to research a new technology that allows energy to flow from an electric car’s battery back to the electric grid.
Plano-based Toyota North America and Dallas-based Oncor, which operates the largest electricity distribution and transmission business in the state, think the project – dubbed vehicle-to-grid, or V2G – will hasten the adoption of electric vehicles, according to the companies.”
The research on the relationship of electric vehicles and utilities will be conducted at Oncor’s facility in Dallas County.