Merchant fleets of DER including distributed renewable generation and energy storage continue to grow fast while corporate clean power plans include the on-site development of these distributed generation and storage assets along with flexible, responsive demand. This poses more complex grid system operations and behind-the-meter energy management and optimization challenges.
SGS is extending its world class, innovative DER management software (ANM Strata and ANM Element) and managed services to provide the operators of DER assets and portfolios with high-integrity, fast control providing visibility, controllability and application functionality to maximise the multiple value streams of their DER assets.
The new DER Operations business unit will be led by SGS Director Graham Ault. Announcing the launch of the new unit, Graham said, “We have already built a good market position and reputation for DER control system development and implementation with network utility companies in the UK, Europe and US”. On the application of the SGS technology and business value, Graham said, “Our utility-grade DER management technology and methods are highly relevant to DER owners and operators. We believe that there is a need and a great opportunity to provide exceptionally high quality DER portfolio monitoring and control systems to allow our customers to manage their DER assets while harnessing the value of the growing DER flexibility services markets.”
Ongoing SGS projects in the business unit include the Consolidated Edison and GI Energy 4 x 1MW battery storage fleet market participation and optimization project in New York, US and Industrial energy optimization project with Laing O’Rourke in the UK.
About Smarter Grid Solutions
Smarter Grid Solutions is a world-leading technology company formed in 2008 as a spin-out from the University of Strathclyde. Over nine years Smarter Grid Solutions has grown to a worldwide company with offices in Glasgow, London and New York and has enabled the grid connection and active management of over 250 MW of renewable generation.
About ANM Strata
ANM Strata is Smarter Grid Solutions’ world-leading enterprise solution for utilities and renewable generation operators. With its unique real-time control platform it delivers sub-second, precise control of renewable and other energy assets across a wide area from a centralised location.
About ANM Element
ANM Element is Smarter Grid Solutions’ local control solution managing a smaller number of low carbon technologies in a local area in both local grid connection management and behind-the-meter operating modes. ANM Element can also integrate seamlessly into an ANM Strata system for wider asset control.