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Revolutionizing the 21st Century Electrical Grid

The grid is changing. That means our traditional approaches to effectively managing the grid are being challenged. The resources comprising the new grid are becoming more and more intelligent, distributed and sustainable; however, old systems of grid management lack the sophistication to manage this mounting complexity caused by distributed energy resources (DERs).
 
To survive in the distributed energy world, energy service providers and utilities must adapt—their thinking, their models and their expectations. Grid operators need partners who offer the flexibility to respond to changing needs in real time and who offer the reliability to manage the inherent complexity of this new grid ecosystem. Most importantly, achieving a sustainable and reliable grid with core technology that helps simplify the transition to a distributed grid.

 



With Generac Grid Services’ intelligent software, grid operators get the flexibility to adapt to changing system conditions in real time. We help energy retailers increase revenue and customer satisfaction by better managing the escalating complexities of energy assets and market opportunities. We help utilities by providing the advanced technology needed to ensure the operational reliability of the grid. Whatever your focus, Generac Grid Services’ suite of solutions gives you more control with less hassle. It’s energy in balance.

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.

 


PRODUCTS & 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.
 

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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