NREL Project Allows UK Startup to Test Its DERMS Platform for the North American Grid

Jun 26, 2015

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Greentech Media’s second-annual Grid Edge Live conference starts today, giving us an opportunity to highlight one of the companies seeking to master the integration of distributed energy, from the microgrid scale on up.

Over the past few years, U.K.-based startup Smarter Grid Solutions has been putting its software into play to balance the ups and downs of intermittent wind and solar power on constrained U.K. grids. Using behind-the-meter energy resources like batteries, combined heat-and-power systems, and remote-controlled water heaters, combined with grid devices like capacitor banks and voltage regulators, SGS is now managing moment-by-moment grid balancing across systems carrying roughly 120 megawatts of renewable energy, in projects stretching from Scotland’s Orkney Islands to the heart of London.

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