Opt-grid - National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Team Members 
Primary Investigator: Emiliano Dall'Anese
Entrepreneurial Lead: Andrey Bernstein
Industry Mentor: Fabio Mantovani

Technology Description

A novel, real-time control architecture to optimize the operation of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) at residential, commercial, and industrial levels. The real-time system enables segments of feeders to emulate virtual power plants providing services to the rest of the grid, while ensuring satisfaction of electrical limits and maximizing customers’ benefits. This architecture allows end customers to minimize their payments and partake in grid operations while guaranteeing power quality in the distribution network.