OATI Empowers DRMS Solution Deployment for SDG&EOATI

OATI webSmartEnergy® DERMS platform fulfills energy company's demand response needs

Posted May 23, 2023

Minneapolis, MN — May 23, 2023 — Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) is pleased to announce that it has successfully deployed its award-winning, innovative demand response management system (DRMS) Platform, webSmartEnergy® DRMS, at San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). One of three major investor-owned utilities in California, SDG&E serves about 3.7 million customers in Southern California. OATI’s DRMS is fully integrated to both SDG&E back-office systems as well as the CAISO market, and will support a portfolio of demand response use cases, automate many previously manual processes, and reduce IT complexity for the utility.

“Deployed and integrated with SDG&E’s SAP Customer Information System, among other back-office systems, our solution provides a single platform to manage, forecast, schedule and dispatch events and calculate settlements and reports for flexible demand resources, as well as position SDG&E to add new DR and DER programs and assets in the future,” says Sasan Mokhtari, Ph.D., OATI President and CEO. “The solution also includes a comprehensive portal for SDG&E customers and aggregators to enroll and participate in SDG&E Demand Response programs. These seamless, automated capabilities, in turn, reduce integration complexities, technical debt, and ongoing support responsibilities within SDG&E.”

OATI implemented its suite of products as a turnkey Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, hosted from the OATI Cloud, featuring the Energy Industry-dedicated and NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliant Data Centers. The deployed solution complements existing SDG&E planning, operational, and enterprise tools and systems, and provides capabilities to close functional and operational silos and gaps.

“We are proud to strengthen our relationship with SDG&E as we provide expertise to better serve their customers, their CAISO requirements, and meet their sustainable and renewable energy goals,” adds Dr. Mokhtari. “This configurable solution empowers SDG&E to optimally employ demand response and sustainable, distributed energy resources to provide economic and reliability benefits to its customers.”

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