Is the electrical grid resilient enough to reliably support critical infrastructure during a natural disaster or a localized grid failure? Can the grid meet future customer needs and integrate new technologies while also helping reduce costs? Can the electrical grid be designed to better support sustainability goals, carbon mitigation, and local climate change adaptation? These critical, interrelated questions require dialog about the optimal use of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs).
Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) consist of a high penetration of Solar PV installations (roof-top systems, solar car port systems, etc.) and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS). By definition DERs used may also include combined heat and power (CHP) facilities, natural gas turbines or microturbines, fuel cells, diesel generators, and are supported by Demand Response (DR) services and Energy Efficiency programs.
Microgrids connect Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) as a means to provide a more resilient, cost-effective power source for critical infrastructure, including support for health and safety, continuous industrial processes, and emergency services. Distributed generation assets consist of a wide range of sources including CHP, solar PV, fuel cells, energy storage, diesel generators, natural gas turbines, and wind power.
To determine the optimum solution for your organization, Advisian will first evaluate and optimize the distributed generation assets needed to achieve the resilience, sustainability, and availability you require.
Advisian has the expertise and in-depth knowledge necessary to analyze the technical and financial aspects and then determine the best means to optimize the results and minimize risks and costs.
- Feasibility Studies, which address: Site requirements, DER requirements, environmental impacts, project objectives, critical/noncritical load requirements, business modeling, application scenarios, benefits analysis, budgeting, etc.
- Engineering Studies, which address: DER capabilities and limitations, secure communications, protocols/interfaces, control architecture, optimization of generation/storage resources, safety, test planning, interoperability planning, coordination of protective relaying, performance metrics, etc.