Greensmith Energy software selected by Oncor to enhance existing microgrid

Energy storage company Greensmith Energy said Oncor Electric Delivery has selected Greensmith as the software provider for its microgrid facility in Dallas, Texas.

Oncor‘s advanced microgrid consists of: a carport PV array, ground mount PV array, microturbine, diesel generators, gas reciprocating generator and battery storage unit.

The software upgrade and installation is considered a milestone for the industry and demonstrates the value of leveraging Greensmith‘s software platform—GEMS. The Oncor microgrid showcases how microgrids can perform grid-tied and off-grid in order to provide continuous, reliable power—this is especially important in regions with severe storms and unpredictable weather conditions.

Greensmith’s industry-leading software integrates all of Oncor’s microgrid assets and seamlessly orchestrates performance of a variety of complex grid applications supporting power quality and energy availability.

As energy storage systems are fully networked into a variety of distributed energy resources, including solar and other forms of local generation such as diesel, GEMS becomes the backbone of an intelligent distributed energy resource management system (DERMS). Linked together, storage and distributed energy resources can address both supply and demand needs, as well as, supply select grid services.

The GEMS platform is the most widely-deployed energy storage software solution globally—enabling the most-advanced and proven energy storage systems in the world. With its robust yet flexible feature functionality, GEMS continues to set the standard for grid-scale, behind-the-meter and microgrid storage control architecture.

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