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Encyclopedia of DERMS Functionalities

Encyclopedia of DERMS Functionalities

Full Title: Encyclopedia of DERMS Functionalities
Author(s): Brittany Blair, Mac Keller, Robert Tucker, and Ted Davidovich
Publisher(s): Smart Electric Power Alliance
Publication Date: November 12, 2023
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Description (excerpt):

The distributed energy resource landscape is continuously expanding and broadening its reach. Technology that started as mainly niche rooftop solar installations has now expanded to include heat pump water heaters, intelligent thermostats, battery energy storage, intelligent vehicle charging, and other devices. Increasingly, utilities have opted to deploy a software solution that can interact with these grid-edge technologies called a distributed energy resource management system (DERMS).

Evaluating, selecting, and justifying DERMS remains challenging due to the high cost of the solution and complexities in integrations, cybersecurity, and implementation timelines. SEPA and a task force of 12 utilities used insights from 11 DERMS providers to produce a comprehensive list of DERMS capabilities categorized in this encyclopedia. Utilities and regulators can use this encyclopedia to create a common language around DERMS and better understand the full capabilities of DERMS systems.

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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