Distributed energy resources (DER) developments are challenging incumbent grid operating models. They require a more dynamic and flexible network with advanced communications and orchestration to ensure stability, efficiency, and balance among diverse resources. Greater visibility and control through a DER management system (DERMS) will help accommodate integrated distributed generation, demand-side management (DSM), energy storage, and energy efficiency programs, along with (advanced) distribution management systems.
To provide functional value, DERMSs need to offer solutions for a wide variety of scenarios. They must provide visibility through monitoring for real-time operations and forecasting for longer-term balancing mechanisms. These systems must also provide the control to optimize and dispatch assets in real-time. The DERMS of the future should enable real-time control of DER assets, a capability often lacking across advanced distribution management systems. This webinar explores the challenges confronted by utilities on a daily basis and examines DERMS case studies with AutoGrid’s team.
Guidehouse Insights has prepared a white paper with AutoGrid that complements the webinar. Download it for free here.