In 2016, a new distributed solar PV system is projected to be installed every 83 seconds in the United States. According to GTM Research, distributed solar capacity has more than doubled in the past 2.5 years. This is forcing utilities to examine how to attain the benefits of solar and other distributed energy resources while containing management complexity.
NREL’s “INTEGRATE” project is tackling these challenges along with OMNETRIC Group, Duke Energy, CPS Energy, Siemens, and University of Texas San Antonio. These efforts will focus on enabling grid services on an open, interoperable platform. This webinar will discuss how efforts to develop this distributed “open field message bus” architecture is enabling interoperable real-time automated decision- making to enhance operation capabilities at the edge of the grid.