Schneider Electric Optimizes Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Management with Grid to Prosumer End-to-End Approach
- May 24, 2022 4:21 pm GMT
* New approach maximizes grid flexibility with the industry's broadest, end-to-end integrated solution for DER management
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* Grid to Prosumer combines the 3 pillars of DER management: grid optimization, flexibility services, prosumer engagement
Grid modernization is increasingly about managing supply and demand at the grid edge, spanning both sides of the customer meter. It requires new ways to engage, plan and design, optimize and maintain, analyze and automate, all with a stepwise, coordinated approach.
End-to-end Integrated DER Management Approach
*Modeling - Types, sizes, locations, and availability of DER are shared so that all necessary business functions, such as customer service, asset management, and planning and operations, have the latest view. This includes adding and removing DER, updating availability status, reconciling network reconfiguration, etc.
*Situational Awareness - Visibility can now include DER status and event schedule for demand management activities. For example, when a demand curtailment event is scheduled, details such as timing, duration, and scale of the event is integrated into planning and operations systems.
*Planning - Increases efficiency of processing new customer connection requests and enables the assessment of available hosting capacity for all grid locations. Assess all options to increase capacity including non-wire alternatives.
*Realtime & Lookahead Constraint Management - Detects constraints in real-time, predicts future constraints and specifies mitigation parameters and schedule for grid optimization: group of DER for affected area, load/production increase/decrease, and timeframe. Flexibility services then dispatches assets, directly or through aggregators, via prioritization and optimization parameters to meet the request.
*Dynamic Operating Limits - Provides upper and lower bounds on the import or export of power for each DER or group of DER. This more dynamic approach integrated with flexibility services adjusts upper & lower limits in short, precise time intervals.
*Flexibility Markets - Requests for DER optimization are integrated with flexibility markets to facilitate a bid process with prosumers. The result is a list of available resources to meet that request. When the scheduled time arrives, DER are dispatched according to the awarded bid conditions.
EcoStruxure Grid integrated solutions for Grids of the Future directly supporting the Grid to Prosumer approach include EcoStruxure(TM) DERMS for grid optimization, AutoGrid Flex for flexibility services and Virtual Power Plants, Uplight Orchestrated Energy and Energy Profiler Online for prosumer engagement and demand-side management, and EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor for microgrid management.
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