UTILITY & GRID SERVICES PLATFORM
The Sunverge Energy Platform enables utilities and transmission and distribution (T&D) operators to stack services, providing multiple value streams for consumers, vertical utilities, T&D grid operators and wholesale power market participants. We provide full visibility and control, linking aggregated behind-the-meter Distributed Energy Resources to core utility enterprise systems including EMS/DMS/ADMS, SCADA and integrated resource planning.
“Controllable DERs, properly enabled, support the grid’s ability to integrate renewable energy sources and other distributed technologies that are critical to supporting a lower carbon energy future.”
– Southern California Edison
WHOLESALE MARKET SERVICES
Enable DER participation in wholesale markets for electric utilities, T&D grid operators, grid-edge service providers and third-party aggregators.
Dispatch DER requests for power due to contingency or emergency events.
Address short-term grid imbalances and fluctuations in frequency levels with immediate response to requests for up and down regulation. Track sub-minute fluctuations in system load and correct for unintended changes in generator output.
Lower demand across the portfolio of DERs by responding to a signal from a system operator.
“It’s certainly possible to see rooftop solar growing to a level where it becomes a serious issue for regulated utilities and merchant generators. It compounds all the other issues if solar is also going to cause demand to go down.”
– Moody’s Investors Service Inc.
TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION
The Sunverge Energy Platform allows utilities to use customer-sited resources to address peak demand, congestion and power quality issues, in order to help maintain a healthy, efficient and resilient grid.
Mitigate usage peaks, control demand at the customer’s site and export power to other homes on the same feeder or transformer.
Inject power into the grid where and when voltage support is needed, often along distribution feeders experiencing solar backflow. Dispatch power automatically based on programmed voltage thresholds to meet network operator requirements.
PV Time Shifting
Store excess solar during the day and service customer load in the evening when solar is no longer producing. Mitigate photovoltaic (PV) backflow and absorb excess PV power on the same feeder by charging from the grid. Provide a shaped dispatch of power as the sun goes down and as seasonal variance affects solar production.