DENVER, CO. – September 13, 2018 – IDC MarketScape has named Enbala as a Leader in its IDC MarketScape: North America Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS) 2018 Vendor Assessment (doc # US41793416, September 2018). The report examines the current DERMS landscape and provides an assessment of technology vendors participating in the North America 2018 DERMS market. It evaluates DERMS solution providers based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters that assess vendors relative to one another and to those factors expected to be most conducive to market success.
The potential reliability, environmental, efficiency and economic benefits offered by successful integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) into the energy mix have been well-documented. As factors like lower costs, greater incentives and new corporate initiatives continue to drive growth of DERs, the opportunities continue to expand with each passing day. There are challenges, however, with integrating this vast and growing mix of DERs into a power grid that was not designed for two-way power flows: challenges with managing these resources in a way that keeps the power grids in a perpetual state of balance. As the platforms needed to manage a more DER-dominated grid, DERMS provide the software needed to achieve this goal.
Enbala’s DERMS technology provides DER management for the distribution side of the grid. Because the system knows exactly where each asset is located, it can precisely target which assets to control to mitigate the challenges caused by too many renewables coming on line. This location-driven focus allows the DERMS to exercise a high degree of control over both real power (watts) and reactive power (VARs), effectively increasing hosting capacity and enabling a higher degree of renewable penetration. The DERMS-controlled grid services delivered by manipulating power flows along individual feeders and include voltage management, optimal power flow and locational capacity relieve. The Enbala DERMS platform works hand-in-hand with the firm’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP) technology to enable full network orchestration of DERs across the power grid.
“We are very honored to be named as a leader by the IDC MarketScape in the DERMS market,” said Enbala CEO and President Arthur (Bud) Vos. “This serves as a testament not only to our dedication to this market but also to the success of our technology and the perseverance of the whole Enbala team.”
According to the IDC Press Release about the report, “The DERMS market is an evolving space and the needs of the power market and utility customer are still being defined. The participants in this IDC MarketScape are ahead of the curve in establishing their capabilities, strategies, and brand as the DERMS offerings available to utilities are still in the early stages of development.”
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.com or follow @enbala on Twitter.
About the IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.