- An end-to-end approach to DERMS optimizes both behind-the-meter and front-of-the-meter assets connected to the distribution grid.
- New instances of high demand, such as the introduction of an EV bus fleet charging depot into a service area, can be managed with dynamic site limits.
- Distribution constraint management can respond to areas of grid congestion with localized optimization.
- Utilities have flexibility in choosing how to design and adopt a comprehensive DERMS strategy – and where to get started.
Lead Architect Distributed Energy Systems at Schneider Electric
Mark Ortiz is the lead architect for distributed energy systems in Innovation at Schneider Electric. Mark leads the development of architectural and integration strategies for solutions, applications and data architectures associated with distributed energy platforms. Prior to his current role, Mark was the Grid Modernization Manager for Consumers Energy, a large electric and gas utility based in Michigan where he was responsible for several large Grid Modernization initiatives that included roadmap development, R&D, deployment of distribution grid technologies and grid management systems. Mark has over 23 years of utility experience and is also a member of the GridWise Architecture Council.
FORMER MANAGER OF SMART GRID & INNOVATION AT NEXTERA ENERGY / FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT
Giovanni “Gio” Herazo is former Manager of Smart Grid & Innovation at NextEra Energy / Florida Power & Light. He has spent close to 20 years in the energy industry and brings a breadth of experience in strategic initiatives such as digital transformation, predictive analytics, and advanced grid applications for situational awareness. More recently, Gio worked at AutoGrid, where he championed DERMs and VPP technologies for grid modernization. Currently, he is the North America Head of Solutions Architecture for Digital Grid at Schneider Electric.