As the energy system becomes more renewable and distributed, the requirement for flexibility to adapt to sudden changes in load or generation increases. To participate in energy trading and ancillary service markets, traded units require to be a minimum size ruling out DER from participating alone. Solutions are required that can aggregate individual DER and represent them as a single tradeable entity, as a virtual power plant. Most virtual power plant solutions are focused on national balancing markets with no locational or critical use requirements, and they focus on larger Industrial and Commercial customers.
ANM Strata extends beyond the traditional Virtual Power Plant to enable fast-acting services, critical services (that require back-ups and fail safes), and locational network services that cannot rely on diversity or probability of operation. ANM Strata allows DER of any size and type to be aggregated and blended together, and can be scaled to millions of devices to enable residential DER to participate.