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Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS)

DERMS Diagram

What is DERMS?

Distributed Energy Research Management Systems (DERMS) are software platforms and applications that help integrate renewables and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) onto the grid and into markets. DERMS is not a single product but rather an integrated suite of sub-systems and components to fit the unique needs of customers  (e.g. Utility, Fleet, Microgrid).


Not all DERMS systems are created equal

There are several types of DERMS for which general requirements are becoming more standardized. The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) lists 700+ requirements including:
  • Reporting
  • Constraint Management
  • Forecasting
  • Cybersecurity
  • Monitoring
  • Control
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Most current DERMS come from one of two worlds: ADMS or DRMS. In contrast, SGS started from the DER interconnection challenge - this created the necessary integration between the worlds of DER and ADMS whilst enabling the new capabilities and functionality to manage a diverse range of current, emerging and future energy assets, and use cases, including from the world of DRMS.

While other DERMS vendors focus on one specific DER management application area (e.g. demand response, virtual power plant, distribution management), SGS offers three distinct DERMS products, leveraging common technology components, each capable of being deployed independently as end-to-end solutions or integrated with each other to deliver whole system DER management capabilities.

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Speak to our team about how our DERMS suite of products can meet your unique needs.