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SGS People: Catherine McNeil

SGS People: Catherine McNeil

Blog posts   •   Jan 13, 2021 15:42 GMT

Looking to 2021 from a very unusual 2020

Looking to 2021 from a very unusual 2020

Blog posts   •   Dec 17, 2020 19:39 GMT

SGS People: Spotlight on Graham Ault

SGS People: Spotlight on Graham Ault

Blog posts   •   Dec 09, 2020 12:11 GMT

Behind-the-DERMS get to know the SGS People. This month's spotlight is on Graham Ault VP & DER Operators General Manager.

SGS People: Spotlight on Euan Davidson

SGS People: Spotlight on Euan Davidson

Blog posts   •   Nov 11, 2020 16:07 GMT

SGS People: Spotlight on Alan Gooding

SGS People: Spotlight on Alan Gooding

Blog posts   •   Sep 30, 2020 17:27 BST

Alan Gooding is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Smarter Grid Solutions. He is educated as an electrical engineer and blends his technical background with twenty plus years of experience in consulting, advisory, business management and corporate development. Prior to Smarter Grid Solutions, Alan enjoyed a career with PwC, Qinetiq and as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Universi

Dynamic Flexible Interconnection Options for DER

Dynamic Flexible Interconnection Options for DER

Blog posts   •   Jul 06, 2020 19:41 BST

​We welcome the ongoing NREL and EPRI ‘Distributed Generation Integration Collaborative’ which has recently published and shared results of their work on dynamic flexible interconnection options for distributed PV. SGS is pleased to have contributed from our experiences of delivering flexible interconnection to utility and energy asset operating customers in the US and UK.

Implementing a Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS): Lessons learned

Implementing a Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS): Lessons learned

Blog posts   •   Mar 09, 2020 09:47 GMT

​Having implemented the flexible interconnection of over 400MW, I believe that Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) has added more autonomously controlled Distributed Energy Resources (DER) to the grid than most. Here are a few lessons, some after much difficulty, that we’ve learned along the way which may be of help if you are purchasing and deploying DERMS.

Who is best placed to manage electricity system flexibility?
Reflecting on the 9th August blackout and its impact on RIIO-ED2.

Reflecting on the 9th August blackout and its impact on RIIO-ED2.

Blog posts   •   Feb 13, 2020 14:45 GMT

​As the dust settles after the 9 August 2019 blackout that affected around 1 million UK customers, we thought it worth reflecting more specifically on the implications for the UK’s Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) as they begin preparations for their next regulatory settlement, RIIO-ED2.

Looking ahead to 2020 in the clean, decentralized, flexible power market

Looking ahead to 2020 in the clean, decentralized, flexible power market

Blog posts   •   Dec 19, 2019 09:30 GMT

Our Executive Team share predictions for the decentralized and flexible power market for 2020 in our last blog post of the year.