Opus One Solutions Energy Corporation
In recent years, significant progress has been made on the development of distributed energy resource (DER) technologies like solar photovoltaic, small-scale renewable and non-renewable generation, energy storage, controllable loads and grid-connected microgrids. What is missing, however, is a platform that allows these DER technologies to be integrated into aging, congested, and largely unmonitored electric power distribution systems. This project is designed to demonstrate a smart and integrated transactive energy (TE) network that will allow DERs to be integrated technical and financially into electric power systems. This is accomplished by developing a suite of software tools, referred to as GridOS, that efficiently and optimally connect the various components of the grid together, creating a TE network that uses technical and economic signals to manage the exchange of electricity within an electric power system. The project will demonstrate a TE network for Emera Nova Scotia Power in a feeder-based microgrid (featuring wind resources and a residential microgrid), at Emera Maine’s control and operating system, and at Toronto Hydro’s energy monitoring and control centre.