Generac Grid Services Technology

Generac Grid Services’ award-winning technology goes far beyond load control, demand response and auto-DR. It raises the bar to a whole new level, with features like closed-loop, real-time optimization of DERs and bi-directional wholesale transactions to add and subtract power at precisely the right time and place that it’s needed – or not needed.

Sitting between a utility’s grid management system and distributed energy resources, the Concerto platform enables utilities, grid operators, energy retailers and energy traders to successfully navigate the business opportunities and challenges inherent in a more distributed power grid.

Concerto provides real-time control and optimization of an unlimited variety and number of DERs and leverages these resources as flexible energy assets used at all levels of the power delivery system -- from end-customers to grid operators and everyone in between.

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Products and Solutions

Virtual Power Plants (VPPs)

What if, instead of building new peaker plants, the industry could meet our energy needs by making hundreds or thousands of DERs work together to create virtual power plants? This is the beauty of Generac Grid Services’ Concerto DER Orchestration platform. Generac Grid Services is focused on achieving the best possible profit for asset owners while maintaining precise supply-demand balance of the grid – and at the lowest possible environmental impact and cost.
 

Generac Grid Services' Virtual Power Plant Differentiators

-  Aggregation and orchestration of multi-asset systems. Leverage any asset, at any time.

-  Market integration and monetization. Improve market participation and ROI by integrating with wholesale markets and/or utility operations

-  Flexibility reservation. Reserve flexibility from the system for market opportunities, generation planning and renewable integration.

-  Co-Optimization – Control assets in two second cycles so they be used for advanced grid services while also optimizing for end customer uses.

 

Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS)

Generac Grid Services enables distribution system optimization by providing customers with a full suite of DERMS solutions.  Because Concerto knows exactly where each asset is located, it can precisely target which assets to control to mitigate the challenges caused by too many renewables coming online. This location-driven focus allows Concerto to exercise a high degree of control over both real power (watts) and reactive power (VARs), effectively increasing hosting capacity and enabling a higher degree of renewable penetration.

Generac Grid Services DERMS Differentiators

-  Locational and global optimization. Optimize a system at a very local (i.e., circuit) level or at a global (i.e., region/substation) level.

-  Power and Volt/VAR control. Control for both power and voltage power system attributes.

-  Response speed. Respond instantaneously to system conditions.

-  Adaptable. Integrate with utility back office systems for distribution controls.

 

PowerINSIGHTS

Leveraging Generac's PowerINSIGHTS platform, Generac Grid Services can provide utilities and their partners with a live view of Generac distributed energy resources connected to the grid - for residential and commercial customers alike. These data, provided visually on an anonymized basis, enables utilities to design programs that capture high-value customer systems more efficiently and create pathways to increase the number of approved DERs within their territories.
 

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Analysis and Planning

Generac Grid Services' market analysis and planning tools provide a techno-economic assessment of DERs’ value streams. Utilities and energy retailers use these tools for accurate and effective end-customer segmentation and qualification, and as a method to evaluate investment in future DERs of optimal size and technology type.

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Generac Virtual Power Plant Pilot Program

Terms and Conditions


By signing this form to participate in the Generac Virtual Power Plant Pilot Program (the “Program”), you agree and certify to Generac Power Systems, Inc. (“Generac”) and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”) as follows:

Under penalty of perjury under the laws of Texas, you are the customer of record for the service account provided, located at the home address listed. you have consented to give the information you have provided, that information is truthful, and you believe you meet the Program’s minimum eligibility criteria, including the criteria regarding your Generac generator system. You are not enrolled in any other “demand response” programs.

You agree to participate in the Program, and by participating, you agree to comply with the terms of the Program, as well as Generac’s Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, any other policies referenced in this document and on the Generac website located at  https://www.generac.com/privacy-policy (“Company Privacy Policy”). You also agree to comply with all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations.

You authorize Generac to act as your agent in connection with your participation in the Program as outlined in the Program description, which means that you authorize Generac to request the release of the shared data described as part of the Program. You authorize ERCOT to provide eligibility information back to Generac, to the extent available. (This information will be provided to Generac at no charge to you.) ERCOT reserves the right to verify any authorization request submitted before releasing information or taking any action on your behalf.

You also authorize Leapfrog Power Inc. (“Leap”) to obtain data regarding your energy consumption from your authorized load-serving entity and associated transmission and distribution utility (your “Utility”). This energy consumption data will allow Leap to verify your eligibility to participate in any energy product markets through Generac, including the energy product market for emergency response services (“ERS”).

To participate in an energy product market, Leap will require you to provide information upon request about any interest you have in energy products offered by Generac related to the Program. Before being signed up for any products, you will be asked to agree to sign and comply with any agreements related to those products and select any rate plans that are required by the Utility as well. Leap uses a scheduling partner named MP2 Energy, LLC (“MP2”) for energy products, and by participating in the Program, you authorize MP2 to serve as your exclusive qualified scheduling entity for any energy products transacted through markets operated by ERCOT, including but not limited to the market for ERS.

You hereby release, hold harmless, and indemnify Generac and ERCOT from any liability, claims, demands, cause of action, damages, or expenses resulting from (i) your use of the Program; (2) any release of information to Generac or ERCOT pursuant to the Program (whether provided by you, MP2, Leap, Generac, or ERCOT); (3) the unauthorized use of this information by Generac or ERCOT; and (4) any actions taken by Generac or ERCOT pursuant to the Program.

You will remain enrolled in the Program and subject to its terms until September 30, 2022, unless you choose to cancel your participation prior to that date. You may cancel your participation in the Program at any time after the date of this agreement by contacting Generac.