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AutoGrid Flex

Flexibility Management for the New Energy World

AutoGrid Flex is the energy industry’s first comprehensive software application suite for flexibility management at the grid edge, predicting and controlling millions of connected distributed energy resources (DERs) across the Energy Internet.

To balance supply and demand on the distributed Energy Internet, increase customer engagement, and enable the delivery of new value-added services, you need a new model: flexibility management. Flexibility management increases the productivity and utilization of energy assets, whether owned by a utility, energy service provider, electricity retailer, energy project developer, commercial end-customer, or residential end-customer.

Flexibility management takes every asset with the ability to be controlled, ramped up, or ramped down—whether a CHP plant, a demand response (DR) program, an industrial lighting system, a residential energy storage system, or a smart thermostat—and uses big data analytics and predictive controls to increase customer engagement and predict, optimize, and control assets in a way that balances supply and demand on the grid.

AutoGrid Flex is the energy industry’s most comprehensive Flexibility Management system, designed to support all DER asset categories, customer segments, demand response (DR) programs, and energy services. The AutoGrid Flex applications are all built on the AutoGrid Energy Internet Platform (EIP), which ensures they are fully integrated, and which provides a state-of-the-art big data architecture. The speed and scale of the AutoGrid EIP enables AutoGrid Flex to manage tens of thousands of DERs and millions of participants, using trillions of data-points, all in real time.

With AutoGrid Flex:

  • Regulated utilities can integrate renewables and customer-owned distributed energy resources (DERs) while improving the reliability of their transmission and distribution operations.
  • Deregulated energy companies such as retail electricity providers, aggregators and project developers can rapidly roll out new offerings, increase customer retention, and monetize customer-owned DER assets in energy markets.

AutoGrid Flex Applications

  • AutoGrid Demand Response Management and Optimization System (DROMS) is the only comprehensive, “dispatch-grade” demand response management system (DRMS).
  • AutoGrid Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) is the industry’s most comprehensive DERMS application, connecting to and managing all types of DERs including smart inverters and storage.
  • AutoGrid Virtual Power Plant (VPP) is the only VPP application proven to aggregate and monetize tens of thousands of flexible resources in energy markets in real time.

AutoGrid DROMS

Demand Response Optimization and Management System (DROMS)

AutoGrid DROMS is the only comprehensive, “dispatch-grade” demand response management system (DRMS), unifying all programs and assets, for all customer segments; and delivering dispatchable DR through advanced analytics as well as the richest, most engaging customer experience.

Problems Addressed Unique Capabilities and Benefits
  • Difficult and time-consuming roll out of new DR assets, programs, or customer types
  • Poor customer engagement and low program yield
  • Inability to dispatch against DR load shed due to lack of reliable forecasts
  • Challenge of keeping pace with rapidly changing market and customer demands
  • Most comprehensive: Only unified DRMS designed to support all program types, all asset classes and all customer segments you have today, and all the new ones you will have tomorrow
  • Richest, most engaging customer experience with highly personalized programs and hassle-free enrollment and participation, increasing the customer enrollment and participation rates for your programs
  • Only system offering dispatch-grade DR, with advanced analytics and machine learning at scale for reliable, accurate, highly targeted dispatch your operators can bank on
  • Fastest, lowest-risk deployment with easy configurability, flexible SaaS architecture, and rich APIs, enabling you to deploy in weeks

AutoGrid DERMS

Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS)

AutoGrid DERMS is the industry’s most comprehensive DERMS application, connecting to and managing all types of distributed energy resources (DERs) including smart inverters and storage, to support distribution operations and enable ancillary services. With AutoGrid DERMS’ advanced forecasting, real-time controls, and scalable architecture, distribution operators can harness DERs to enhance rather than disrupt grid operations.

Problems Addressed Unique Capabilities and Benefits
  • Local power quality issues such as reverse flows caused by DERs, including renewables
  • Need to integrate and leverage end-customer installations of batteries, microgrids, and other DERs
  • Lack of localized control and real-time visibility for DERs
  • Inability to sell ancillary services from DERs to upstream markets
  • Most comprehensive, vendor-neutral DER support, connecting to and managing all DERs, including third-party solar and storage aggregates, from one platform, so you can avoid vendor lock-in and ensure operational flexibility and regulatory compliance
  • Most scalable real-time architecture, with horizontal scalability to support large numbers of DERs, control configurations, and granular system condition data in real time, so you can optimize the distribution system and eliminate capital upgrades
  • Rapid deployment (typically 1-3 months), with easy configuration to meet your specific requirements and a SaaS-based architecture, accelerating time-to-market of ancillary services
  • Proven deployment success, reliably managing distributed assets as part of DERMS, VPP and DR use-cases at dozens of energy providers, reducing your project risk

AutoGrid VPP

Virtual Power Plant (VPP)

AutoGrid VPP is the only VPP application proven to aggregate and monetize tens of thousands of flexible resources in energy markets in real time, empowering energy providers to create additional flexible capacity and capture new revenue streams. By providing best-in-class forecasting and asset optimization capabilities, AutoGrid VPP empowers utilities and aggregators to capture the maximum value from flexible resources in lucrative wholesale markets.

Problems Addressed Unique Capabilities
  • Need to balance growth of renewables with lower-cost sources of flexibility and avoid new plant construction
  • Inability to participate in wholesale markets to capture new revenue streams
  • Lack localized flexibility options for end-customers
  • End-customer demand for ability to monetize flexible capacity
  • Most scalable real-time architecture, with the ability to collect data and optimize set-points every second, and proven deployments uniquely forecasting and aggregating >25k assets, enabling you to aggregate and monetize assets at scale
  • Broad out-of-the-box connectivity with no custom programming for most asset types, giving you additional flexibility and increasing customer satisfaction
  • Rapid deployment (typically 1-3 months), with easy configuration to meet your specific requirements and a SaaS-based architecture, accelerating time-to-market of value-added services
  • Proven software, reliably managing distributed assets as part of VPP, DR and DERMS use-cases at dozens of energy providers, to ensure your project success