Our virtual battery software provides utilities next-generation solutions for coordinating large fleets of distributed energy resources. Using Nimble™ software, utilities can unlock $200/device/year through services including: peak management, ancillary services, renewables smoothing and energy price arbitrage.
As a holistic platform, Nimble software, enables utilities to easily and dispatch and optimize distributed energy resources while providing superior quality of service to their electricity customers. As the number of coordinated devices increase, the solutions provide more value without any additional effort. Utility operators gain visibility in an easy to use software environment where they can truly set it and forget it.
Four software modules:
PeakCrusher: This software module provides utilities a completely new approach to peak reduction that avoids load spikes after demand response events (cold/hot load pickup problems).
LoadShaper: In this software module, predictive algorithms shape net load either to wholesale market prices or to a predetermined schedule. Using state-of-the-art algorithms for fleet-level prediction rather than individual device behavior, we reduce complexity and cost for utilities while increasing their overall system performance.
FastTracker: This software module offers a new approach to ancillary services (frequency regulation) from grid edge distributed energy resources. Fleet level algorithms enable real-time prediction of available capacity, leading to more accurate bids and better tracking performance.
GridSolver: This software module enables grid resilience by managing grid constraints in real-time, mitigating the need for expensive transmission and distribution investments. By fusing data sources such as AMI, micro-PMUs, network models, and SCADA/EMS data, we optimally dispatch distributed energy resources to mitigate overload, under-voltage, and over-current conditions.
Nimble virtual battery software offers utilities the folowing advantages:
EASY TO USE: Because devices, not utility operators, make real-time decisions on energy usage, utilities can easily set fleet-level parameters that enable the virtual battery to solve grid and market problems. This also ensures high electricity customer satisfaction.
SCALABLE: Our Nimble software enables affordable coordination for millions of energy devices. Unlike other solutions, our virtual batteries can increase in size and value without increasing in complexity. This keeps costs low and eliminates complications.
CUTTING-EDGE: Our solutions provide greater value than conventional demand response programs and pave the way for new approaches.
AFFORDABLE: Our virtual batteries enable utilities to benefit from ancillary services, price arbitrage, grid management, and renewable power smoothing at half the cost of conventional grid-scale battery solutions.
PRIVATE AND SECURE: Utilities do not need to collect or be responsible for detailed customer electricity usage information.