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Smarter Grid Solutions expands in flexible energy management market

Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) today announced the formation of a new business unit focusing on the emerging Distributed Energy Resources (DER) portfolio operation and optimization market. The new business unit will operate from SGS head office in Glasgow with the US market served from its base in New York.

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.

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