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Siemens introduces utility software solution for distributed energy management

Siemens has introduced its Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) as a cross-platform solution for more flexible and scalable management of distributed energy resources.

The new solution includes tools that provide data and visibility across the energy system, from distribution grid planning to market forecasting, for more effective management of existing and adoption of distributed energy resources.

The solution also features customer-centric applications that allow utilities to better define, forecast and control customer-owned distributed energy resources across their territory, enabling customers to become energy “prosumers.”

“Siemens’ new DERMS solution has been engineered to be the industry’s most integrated and comprehensive system allowing utilities to manage every part of the energy journey, whether that’s in the planning stages, market forecasting or customer engagement,” said Mike Carlson, president of Siemens Digital Grid, North America. “Our goal is to take a holistic view of how software can help support a utility’s transition to a distributed energy future that makes economic sense, enables their customers to become true “prosumers,” and ensures power delivery remains reliable.”

Siemens’ Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) is a combination of industry-leading planning, operations, and customer-facing platforms seamlessly integrated to solve the multi-facet challenge of managing distributed energy resources.

Siemens’ DERMS features advanced distribution control center functionalities that provide insight to the entire power system state, operations planning to define how the system should be operated in the coming days and weeks, and customer oriented applications that define, aggregate, forecast, settle and control customer- owned distributed energy installations within a utility’s service territory. These applications improve system reliability and outage restoration and increase automation, communication and analytic capabilities across the system through advanced data management processes.

Siemens Digital Grid partners with leading utilities and industrial energy consumers worldwide to provide expertise and innovative technologies. In North America, Digital Grid has worked with more than 1,000 energy customers to deliver proven solutions and services that improve operational efficiencies, enhance reliability and resiliency, and empower consumers to better manage their energy use.