Enbala released a new version of its distributed energy resource optimization and control platform today at DistribuTECH 2019 in New Orleans, LA. The new version of the platform, called Enbala Concerto™, includes new features and product enhancements to the company’s previous generation Symphony by Enbala™ platform.  

Enbala Concerto underpins the company’s Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) and Virtual Power Plant (VPP) solutions. Enbala’s VPP was named by Navigant Research as the world’s leading VPP software in its most recent VPP Leaderboard, and the company’s DERMS software was chosen by Navigant Research in January of this year as one of the top two leading providers of DERMS for distributed energy resources (DER) and grid management.  

The new Concerto platform encompasses: 

  • On-going scalability advancements within the Enbala Engine supporting data volumes associated with mass residential demand response (DR) programs and the telemetry speeds of modern, fast-acting distributed energy resources.
  • Additional asset models for electric water heaters, including a dynamic storage learning model to improve the accuracy of control and maximize customer satisfaction – “no cold showers” – during demand response events.
  • A new integration framework to speed the integration with 3rdparty ecosystem partners.
  • New integrations with water heater switch vendors, thus continuing the expansion the ecosystem of Enbala-supported DER vendors. 

“As technology has continued to advance, so has the Enbala platform,” said Enbala President and CEO Arthur “Bud” Vos.  “Concerto represents a leap forward in the speed, accuracy and scalability we are able to provide as the number of distributed energy assets our clients need to orchestrate continues to escalate. New platform asset and learning modules also enhance the platform’s flexible load aggregation and dispatch capabilities.” 

Concerto is currently being deployed at Australia’s AGL Energy for a VPP project to orchestrate a diverse range of residential, behind-the-meter battery solar+storage systems supporting DR, frequency regulation, energy control, voltage response and voltage management. It is also deployed and operational for one of the largest multi-family water heater DR programs in North America. 

About Enbala®

Enbala provides the advanced technology needed to ensure the operational stability of the world’s power grids by harnessing the power of distributed energy. Enbala’s real-time energy-balancing platform provides a highly flexible approach for creating controllable and dispatchable energy resources from flexible loads, energy storage and renewable energy sources. The platform underpins Enbala’s award-winning and industry-leading DERMS and VPP technology and dynamically optimizes and dispatches distributed energy resources to respond to the real-time needs of the power system. The platform gives energy retailers and utilities the flexibility to operate in real-time and to better manage the escalating complexities of increasingly variable energy assets and evolving market opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.enbala.comor follow @enbalaon Twitter.

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