Dominion Power Virginia chosen Generac Grid Services to offer the utility’s distributed vitality useful resource administration system (DERMS) resolution by way of its Concerto platform. Dominion Power Virginia will be capable of use Concerto to manage distributed vitality sources (DERs) for grid reliability functions and to handle participation in present buyer packages.
The Concerto platform can be utilized to entry and handle each present and deliberate DERs, together with smaller consumer-owned behind-the-meter units, akin to residential photo voltaic arrays, battery storage, sensible thermostats, electrical automobiles, and different capability sources.
The platform will even assist Dominion Power handle giant front-of-meter units, akin to photo voltaic and vitality storage. Concerto will assist unify Dominion Power Virginia’s rising fleet of distributed vitality sources by way of direct connection to its utility management methods. This funding comes as a part of the corporate’s bigger Grid Transformation Plan.
“Generac Grid Companies is happy to help Dominion Power with this necessary undertaking,” stated James Carr, president of Generac Grid Companies. “It is a landmark, enterprise-level DERMS deployment that can mixture many several types of DERs, combine to utility methods and be used for each easy and superior distribution optimization use instances.”
The upcoming implementation of FERC Order 2222 guidelines ought to permit DERs to compete on a degree taking part in discipline in capability, vitality and ancillary service markets. With the Concerto platform, Dominion Power will allow prospects with permitted DERs to take part within the PJM wholesale electrical energy market.
The Concerto platform can be built-in to Dominion Power’s Superior Distribution Administration System and can course of info, akin to climate knowledge, community circumstances, demand forecasts and utility buyer necessities, to acknowledge distribution system points and quickly dispatch the suitable mixture of DERs to reply.
Dominion Power Virginia may leverage the Concerto platform to steadiness provide and demand on its grid by the availability of advanced-use instances, together with real-time voltage help at particular areas.
“Concerto will permit us to watch, management, and optimize growing ranges of DERs on our system to keep up the secure and dependable grid that our prospects anticipate,” said Robbie Wright, vice chairman, Grid & Technical Options, Dominion Power. “It is a key part of our efforts to modernize the electrical grid, and we’re trying ahead to its implementation.”
The Concerto platform works with a wide range of distributors, highlighting Generac Grid Companies’ dedication to a strong and future-proof ecosystem of distributed vitality sources that permits Dominion Power to maximise the worth and selection they’ll provide to their prospects for distributed vitality initiatives.
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