Heather O’Brian Technology - 14/January/2022

Smart software platforms for smart grids

The expansion of distributed energy resources has precipitated the rise of advanced software platforms to manage them. Virtual power plants and distributed energy resource management systems can help integrate renewables and low-carbon assets more smoothly while allowing value from the flexibility that resources like rooftop solar, battery storage, electric vehicles and heat pumps can also provide to be extracted

Decentralised energy systems require next-generation control mechanisms to maintain grid stability

MAXIMISING RENEWABLES As renewable generation capacity exits public supports schemes, operators are looking for ways to maximise their revenue

AVOID GRID UPGRADES Digital platforms can help increase the level of clean electricity without the need for the expensive and burdensome improvement of transmission infrastructure

KEY QUOTE With the evolution of DER like solar, batteries and EVs, you have these big loads but they can be managed and controlled and used to provide resilience ...


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