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So what: After Elon Musk announced the Powerwall and Powerpack, EnerNOC announced that they will be working with Tesla Motors to monetize commercial and industrial energy storage through demand response. This could be key to justifying the cost of an energy storage system, although the release was light on details about the impact it will have on both companies.
Now what: Combining energy storage with the information and demand response capabilities that will make it economical are exactly the right kind of partnerships Tesla Motors needs to be making. The question for investors is how much this will impact EnerNOC in the next 1-3 years and that's yet to be determined. I think it's a great partnership, but I have a hard time seeing how it could make the company worth $100 million more than it was a day ago. I believe in EnerNOC long-term, but I'm not buying the pop today and would like to see some financial benefit from their recent partnerships before getting too bullish on the stock.