With state mandates for renewables and energy storage, California has experienced an upsurge in the volume of DER connecting to the network. The process for connection, all the way from planning consent to grid connection and being energised, took weeks even for residential scale DER. Southern California Edison wanted to streamline the connection process for millions of DER (e.g. 6GW+ of Solar PV) and onboard the DER for control and optimisation.
Smarter Grid Solutions worked with partners to automation the entire interconnection process. Strata Grid was used to implement auto-discovery and self-provisioning of DER assets into control schemes.
Strata Grid was used to connect of 100s of DER devices per day, reducing interconnection times to 5 days.