Utilities and distributed system operators (DSOs) are facing a period of transformational change. The widespread adoption of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) is driving the need to reevaluate how they manage the power network infrastructure. Through a combination of advanced technologies, strategic planning, and regulatory frameworks, utilities and grid operators can harness the potential of DERs to optimize energy distribution to meet the growing demands of consumers.
Smart grid technologies such as Distributed Energy Resources Management Systems (DERMSs) enable utility organizations to control and optimize the use of DERs, using algorithms and real-time data to help them forecast, monitor and respond to energy production and demand.
Data cleansing, data readiness and ongoing data management are critical for utilities considering both ADMS and DERMS as part of their grid modernization strategy. Robust data readiness via a trusted integrated network model ensures utilities have accurate, real-time information, enabling seamless integration of renewable sources, predictive analytics, and grid optimization capabilities.