DNV-GL: Enabling the Internet of Energy through Network Optimized Distributed Energy Resources
Contact: Michael Kleinberg, Senior Consultant, DNV GL
As part of the recently announced DOE ARPA-E NODES program, DNV-GL, along with their partners, Group NIRE and Geli (Growing Energy Labs, Inc.), will develop and operate an Internet of Energy (IoEn) platform for the coordinated operation of distributed energy resources (DER). The IoEn project will be deployed at Group NIRE’s utility-connected microgrid test facility in Lubbock, Texas, where it will be integrated with local utility monitoring, control and data acquisition systems to demonstrate coordinated management of up to 100 disparate DERs. The resources will be monitored, controlled, and coordinated using Geli’s state-of-the-art “Internet of Energy” software.
The IoEn platform will simultaneously manage both market level regulation and distribution system support functions to facilitate large-scale grid integration of renewable generation. This project will demonstrate a novel and scalable approach for the fast registration and automated dispatch of DERs by combining DNV-GL’s power system simulation tools and independent third-party validation with Geli’s innovative networking, control, and market balancing software.
The project will continue adding complexity, inviting participation by vendors of dozens of disparate resources and technologies, until it encompasses up to 100 resources. Resources will include load, generation and storage assets such as residential batteries, electric vehicles, controllable HVAC systems, water heaters and LED lighting controls.