demand response, dr, distributed energy, distributed energy resources, der, non-wire, alternative power, renewable energy, solar energy, solar, wind energy, wind, disruption, innovative, utilities, utility
The electric grid is becoming more complex and much of this complexity stems from the rapid rise of distributed energy resources (DERs). To maintain grid reliability and efficiency, grid operators must understand the operational concepts, capabilities and architectural principles related to managing and controlling DER.
The DER management system (DERMS) is emerging as one of the main technological solutions needed to manage the complex grid. In addition, some entities are using virtual power plant platforms to aggregate and control DER.
This track will focus on the latest trends and technologies related to DER management and control.