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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. 

89%

of utilities executives cite DERMS as a top industry priority

DERMS are becoming essential to manage the power grid

DERMS are a key investment for utilities. Read the IDC report.

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Strategies to support your grid modernization journey. Learn more.

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CGI helps utilities take a modular, strategic and paced approach to deploying DERMS solutions. We work with clients to establish a business strategy and digital roadmap to ensure readiness for a sudden, quick increase in DERs, EV charging and other electrotechnology adoption. At the same time, we help to significantly reduce the risk of cost overruns and/or failure to achieve business benefit goals on the utility’s digital program initiatives.

 

CGI OpenGrid DERMS

CGI's distributed energy resources management solution helps you intelligently and safely manage and control various DERs to achieve operational and financial benefits.

OpenGrid DERMS is based on OpenGrid Foundation, which is a cloud native platform supporting API-based architecture. This essentially means that our DERMS solution is vendor and tool agnostic.

CGI OpenGrid DERMS solution

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