Learn How Grid Control Software Helps Distributed Resources Power Remote Communities at DISTRIBUTECH/POWERGEN

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Isolated communities have unique challenges when it comes to electricity. They may be far from major grid infrastructure and power generating resources, or they have to rely on expensive imported fossil fuels. Their remote nature makes them ideal locations for distributed energy, especially for communities that are looking to embrace clean energy but don’t necessarily need (or have access to) utility-scale renewables.

How can combined technology enable a microgrid of distributed resources to power a small town? Can it run exclusively on solar assets with the support of small capacity battery storage units? By coordinating hundreds of inverter-based resources to operate without spinning generators, combined grid control and monitoring software can solve grid stability issues, support the addition of a higher percentage of DERs, and facilitate the storage and dispatch of power.

Using a microgrid from utility Horizon Power as a case study, CEO & co-founder Patrick Lee of PXiSE Energy Solutions will share how a DERMS and microgrid controller work together to optimize a microgrid powered by DERs and traditional utility assets in his session on “Getting More from Your DERMS: Forecast, Optimize, Dispatch, and Integrate with a Microgrid Controller to Maximize Grid Assets.” Join Lee on Monday, May 23rd at 2:00-2:30pm CST in room C141 to learn more.

Following Lee’s Tech Talk Session, attendees are welcomed to learn more about the future of electricity from PXiSE COO Tim Allen. Tim will draw on Guam’s experience with distributed energy to discuss how island communities face the unique challenges of managing their power grids through extreme frequency fluctuations, unpredictable weather, and limited resources.

To provide a resilient energy system, Guam Power Authority (GPA) deployed two energy storage systems: one battery to mitigate solar fluctuation, and the other to provide active frequency support coordinated by two sophisticated controllers. The two controllers provide real-time asset control: renewables ramping, smoothing, real and reactive power control, and energy shifting by leveraging the battery system.

To learn more about the unique challenges islands face, and the specialized solutions available to them, join Allen’s session on Tuesday, May 24th at 1:30-2:00pm CST in room D225.

Lastly, join Jose Carranza, Head of Products & Solutions, at the Microsoft Booth (#1023) as he presents on the AEMO case study titled, “Industry Paradigm Shift to DER Markets” on Monday, May 23rd at 2:00-2:20pm CST.

If you are interested in learning more about PXiSE, please contact Joe Sullivan, Head of Sales and Business Development at +1 952-818-9032 or

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