The company stimulates the concept of distributed generation through GridOS®, a solution to connect IT acumen with a smart grid’s operations. It integrates distributed energy resources with information sources to render real-time insights, operational cues, and online analytics. This is attained by leveraging power engineering algorithms and electrical models that include switch positions, system topologies, and load levels to calculate a matrix of intelligent grid analytics. These meticulous computations help utilities obtain a precise view of on-going activity including DER values and impacts across the smart grid in real-time.
Toward such automation, the company deploys a three-staged process within GridOS® to maximize the benefits of their DER management strategies. Wong adds, “Data is valuable only if it becomes ac-tionable. GridOS® relies on this notion to compute an online 3-phase AC unbalanced power flow with live data.” In addition, the solution handles a wide range of factual data to offer unfettered situational awareness on asset utilization, volt-VAR device operations, feeder congestion management, real-time loss calculations and DER integration impacts and locational marginal analyses.
GridOS® is a revolutionary product that can compute tens of millions of differential equations every few seconds to provide real-time operational visibility and optimal control of the modern grid
For example, PowerStream—a premier electricity distribution company—capitalized on the services of Opus One to deliver dynamic Volt-VAR optimization. The client’s electricity infrastructure encountered two-way power flows that deterred them from achieving flexibility and resiliency from their power sources. Subsequently, PowerStream turned to GridOS® for its ability to provide a real-time electrical model to accomplish core computations and run a host of intuitive applications. “GridOS®’ unified reporting from multiple data streams empowered the client to effectively solve their grid challenges.”
Numerous success stories speak volumes about Opus One’s propensity to solve real-time operational challenges for distributed energy systems. “Our solution is not a mere desktop-based big data plan-ning tool, but a revolutionary product that can compute tens of millions of differential equations every few seconds to provide real time operational visibility and optimal control of the modern grid,” explains Wong. As a reflection of such prowess, the company is developing community and utility-scale microgrid architectures and working towards enabling transactive energy markets at the “grid edge”. Leading game-changing technology for today’s and tomorrow’s connected energy internet.