Generac Grid Services leverages the AWS cloud to provide our customers with seamless, secure and scalable deployment of our Concerto platform. By leveraging the AWS cloud, we offer our solution at reduced hosting and network costs. The cloud-based solution enables us to reduce vendor support costs for our client and to provide them with resolutions to platform and customer challenges at enhanced speed. Software instances are easily updated and deliver unrivaled platform security, auditable by our utility customers, and scalability as DERs grow to millions on the grid.
Generac Grid Services' Cloud Solution
Cybersecurity Best Practices
Security is paramount to protecting the grid from cyber attacks and is a “table stakes” requirement for utility enterprise systems and critical IT/OT infrastructure. Leveraging built-in AWS networking services and security features, such as firewalls, VPN, SSO, and authentication and authorization standards, enables a platform like Concerto to seamlessly integrate with our utility customer enterprise IT cybersecurity systems, processes and controls.
Auto-scaling and Redundancy
Real-time performance and 3-nines (or more) reliability for virtual power plants in 24/7/365 energy market operations is demanding. AWS supports auto-scaling of cloud infrastructure as compute requirements and data volumes peak, ebbs and flows is essential. Being able to rely on and leverage the inherent scalability and redundancy of the AWS cloud allows Generac Grid Services to focus on maximizing performance and capability of the Concerto platform for round-the-clock global operation.
Experience the Difference
Generac Grid Services’ Concerto is designed to meet customers’ needs today and evolve with them as their grid becomes more complex to orchestrate.
Powered by AWS, the platform is a single pane of glass solution to serve everything from scheduled, all-call demand response functionality to real-time, geographically targeted control.
Speed – Concerto provides closed-loop DER control with a 2-second response time
Scale – Concerto is designed and tested to operate fleets consisting of 100,000+ assets, staying ahead of leading market requirements
Accuracy – Concerto achieves results to more than 99% accuracy with 99.9% uptime
RWE is Leveraging Concerto™ on the AWS Cloud
German energy company RWE, with a clear target to be carbon neutral by 2040 and has an increasing number of DERs in its energy portfolio. The company is leveraging Concerto to implement a VPP solution to aggregate, operate, and optimize its DER assets in highly scaled portfolios by using advanced IT and metering infrastructure. RWE runs Concerto on dedicated instances on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud.