It is now clear that Distribution Utilities, DNOs, DSOs, DNSPs and DSPs are experiencing the fast-growing decentralization of energy in unprecedented ways. The coming years will present significant operational and customer interconnection challenges to distribution operators.
Distribution Utilities and DSOs need solutions to enable customer DER interconnections, avoid or defer grid capital expenditure, maximize regulatory incentives and de-risk the rapid growth of DER while maximizing operational efficiency and grid resilience.
Strata Grid is Smarter Grid Solutions’ response these new and expanding requirements, and the leading utility DERMS solution on the market.
Strata Grid seamlessly integrates, controls and optimizes DER of any type and size, in any location, so that wires utilities can monitor and manage DER and operate the wires securely and efficiently while delivering what their customers need and the wider societal transition to net zero carbon electricity.
Strata Grid supports multiple Distribution Utility use cases including:
AVANGRID is the first US utility to roll-out Flexible Interconnection solutions for customers
Find out how UK Power Networks is managing DER and flexibility with Strata Grid
A recent market analysis ranked this DERMS roll-out program “among the most advanced in the world” (Wood MacKenzie).
Find out how we enabled a utility non-wires, load relief service for ConEd
This whitepaper by our Executive Director Alan Gooding provides a background to Flexible Interconnections and the rules and regulation that drive them. It clarifies terminology, explains who benefits and how these connections are typically implemented, with examples highlighting key differences from around the world. Alan also explores some of the challenges and improvements still to be addressed with Flexible Connections, providing insight into ways that they are likely to develop in the future
Download our whitepaper about Flexible Connections!
Strata Grid has already saved our utility customers >$300m in grid upgrade investment cost avoidance.
The unique technologies in Strata Grid deliver fast, secure, autonomous, and fail-safe capabilities. This ensures that hosting capacity, load management, flexibility services or flexible interconnections applications comply with operational, security and commercial limits and maximize the benefits of DER and flexibility in distribution operations.
Strata Grid is the only DERMS software to combine grid and market optimization with real-time control and a rich set of data and analytics opportunities.
Strata Grid enables customers to maximise the financial benefit from ‘look ahead’ optimization techniques while ensuring real-time service delivery and reliability
The highest value customer features include:
- Fast-acting, automated dispatch and threshold-based control
- Front-of-the-meter (FTM), behind-the-meter (BTM) and aggregated DER control
- Forecasting and grid analytics
- Economic optimization with automated scheduling/dispatch
- Automated configuration from online analytics
- ADMS and other utility system integration
- Fail-to-safe controls including DER automation at the grid edge
- Utility and 3rd party asset integration.