Our whitepapers are created by our business leaders, consultants, and engineering experts to enable our customers and industry colleagues to gain vital insights and hear our opinions and experiences on key industry topics including Flexibility Markets and Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems. 


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The Future of Flexible Connections


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


ANM/DERMS Innovation


This whitepaper written by Colin Gault, SGS Head of Products, looks at the importance of innovation in the electricity sector during a pivotal time in the transition from DNO to DSO. He shares key experiences from SGS over the past ten years as it built its leading DERMS platform and what lessons can be learnt and improvements made in innovation programmes on the journey towards net-zero carbon energy system.

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Distribution System Operator (DSO)


This whitepaper explores the changes to the distribution utility landscape resulting from the energy transition and focuses on the implications for distribution utilities in terms of the new roles to be fulfilled, new and functions to deliver, the new capabilities they must develop and deploy and the new business models that will deliver this efficiently and with fair allocation of new value streams. 

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DER Flexibility Whitepaper


Read our 2019 insights on the continued growth of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) flexibility, written by Smarter Grid Solutions Executive Director, Graham Ault.

Graham looks at the flexibility market trends, DER flexibility characteristics, opportunities, customer requirements, utility and flexibility provider operating models and the importance of Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) software for managing the diverse and changing world of DER flexibility and zero-carbon energy.


Distributed Resource Energy Management Systems (DERMS)


As the world's distribution utilities transition to become distribution system operators, and the proliferation at the grid edge of distributed renewable - but intermittent - energy resources continues at an ever-increasing pace, so do the requirements for new capabilities to manage, control and automate the operation of the distribution grid. This is where a Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) platform comes in.