The world is transitioning towards renewable energy at a rapid pace. As the International Energy Agency (IEA) states, “By 2026, global renewable electricity capacity is forecast to rise more than 60% from 2020 levels to over 4 800 GW – equivalent to the current total global power capacity of fossil fuels and nuclear combined.” It is paramount that companies work to distribute these resources properly in order to maximize their benefit. Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems, or DERMS, are becoming a popular technology and buzzword in the cleantech space. As a result, DERMS PR and other grid edge technology communications efforts are increasingly driving media attention to the category.

DERMS PR firm specialists are driving media coverage about these breakthrough technologies and their commercial application:

Siemens Releases Software for Distributed Energy Resources – T&D World

“Siemens Smart Infrastructure has announced an open, modular suite of grid software to address the increasingly critical energy transition.

In 2020, five million assets were introduced to the supply and demand side. The DERs are connected to the power grid mostly on the low voltage level where grid operators to-date have not achieved much transparency. Due to the intermittent nature of the DERs, it is much harder for grid operators to control the power grid and predict what will happen next.

The new grid software offering enables energy companies to easily and quickly implement smart technology for their grid planning and management. These IT upgrades will be faster and less costly than investments in hardware.”

Oregon utilities crunch big data, tap artificial intelligence to reduce wildfire risks – The Oregonian

“A team of data scientists, mapping specialists and meteorologists began working last year with an outside vendor, mPrest, to build a data analytics platform that provides a real-time visualization of its distribution system and assesses risks to it based on current and forecasted weather conditions.

The model is populated with hundreds of different variables, including detailed information on all of PGE’s assets; their age and outage history; local vegetation; weather; fuel and soil conditions; homes and structures in the area; the probability of ignition detection; and likely response times in specific areas. It provides a risk score to guide decisions on whether to implement public safety power shutoffs.”

***mPrest, Inc. is a client of FischTank PR***

GE Digital Announces DERMS Solution to Power the Energy Transition and Help Keep the Electric Grid Safe, Secure, and Resilient – GE

“GE Digital and Opus One Solutions have joined forces in order to benefit utilities, and are taking this step in their DERs journey with a modular DERMS platform. 

Software is designed to provide intelligence, operations, economics, and markets in one solution. Designed to enable grid operators to connect, see, control, and optimize DERs, and help utilities provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy to customers”

New Oracle Solutions Help Utilities Transform Critical Network Operations – Oracle 

“Sensors, distribution automation equipment, and the growing array of distributed energy resources (DERs) are adding ever-increasing complexity to the energy grid. To help utilities address this challenge, Oracle Energy and Water today announced new capabilities in Oracle Utilities Flex SCADA and introduced Oracle Utilities Generation Asset Management Cloud Service.

Flex SCADA is seamlessly integrated into Oracle Utilities Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) solution, which was just positioned in the Leaders category in the 2022 IDC MarketScape for worldwide DERMS. Used in tandem, utilities can monitor DERs in real time and proactively optimize their distribution networks around the behavior of both utility and customer-owned resources such as rooftop PV, behind-the-meter energy storage, and electric vehicles.”

Schneider Electric scoops up DERMS provider AutoGrid – Renewable Energy World

“Distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) provider AutoGrid said on May 11 that it has been acquired by Schneider Electric, a global company focused on energy management and automation. The companies said the acquisition will provide AutoGrid with additional resources and global reach to accelerate growth and innovation.

AutoGrid’s AI-powered virtual power plant (VPP) and distributed energy resources management (DERMS) platform help decarbonize the energy sector by managing and deploying additional untapped energy capacity from DER such as batteries, electric vehicles and flexible load.

In January 2022, Guidehouse Research ranked the Schneider Electric – AutoGrid DERMS solution as #1 in the world [and #2 in Q2 2022].”

EnergyHub Adds New Amazon Smart Thermostat to Mercury DERMS Platform – Yahoo!

“EnergyHub, the industry-leading provider of distributed energy resource (DER) management solutions (DERMS), today announced Amazon Smart Thermostat is now included in the company’s partner ecosystem. EnergyHub’s utility clients, who already have access to the nation’s largest partner network, will benefit from the additional scale and peak-shaving capabilities the integration delivers to their demand response programs.”

***Guest post from FischTank PR interns Abby McAleer and Steven Young***

Looking for a DERMS PR firm?

Interested in working with a PR firm well versed in all things DERMS PR? FischTank PR has extensive experience working with technology providers, developers and utilities deploying DERMS in real world application. More broadly, our renewable energy, sustainability, and cleantech PR practice is widely recognized for our results-oriented (coverage, not talk) approach to media relations and corporate communications. To discuss, please email us at [email protected] or say hello on LinkedIn.

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