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Just the number of acronyms in the headline for this article ought to offer a tiny glimpse into the complexity surrounding the deployment of Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS). On Monday, during DistribuTECH, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) held a grid management working group meeting to discuss what requirements are necessary for successful DERMS deployment.
Salt River Project earned its 17th straight top rating in the West Large Utility category, while MidAmerican Energy and Georgia Power were also repeat honorees for their regions. Baltimore Gas & Electric took the top spot in the East Large category, ending PPL Electric Utilities' six-year run atop the rankings.
The editors of POWERGRID International magazine—the official publication of DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition—recently selected winners of the magazine's annual Projects of the Year in four categories: Grid Optimization, Customer Engagement, DER Integration, Demand Response/Energy Efficiency.
The benefits since the western regional market was launched in 2014 now total $288.44 million
"I learned that being the hardest worker who stays the latest isn't always the one that gets ahead,"
Innovative projects from utilities across the U.S. and including one developed by a non-utility won the 2018 POWERGRID International and DistribuTECH Projects of the Year awards Tuesday
The event runs Jan. 23-25 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center near San Antonio's River Walk area. DistribuTECH 2018 will offer all that is tried and true—including the latest on the impact of data analytics, substation automation and distributed energy resources on the grid—but also plenty that is new including an energy storage track and a renewed focus on customer strategies for utilities and their vendors.