Virtual Peaker Advances Demand Flexibility with Enhanced DERMS Capabilities

Virtual Peaker

Introducing Sophisticated, Hierarchical Grouping Structures to Unlock Localized Dispatch and Broader DER Value  

Posted February 26, 2024

February 26, 2024; Louisville, KY – Virtual Peaker, a cloud-based SaaS company empowering modern utilities with the friendliest distributed energy platform on the planet, today introduced sophisticated, advanced grouping capabilities to unlock localized dispatch and stack DER value to enhance and streamline its end-to-end distributed energy resource management system (DERMS), Shift, at the DistribuTECH International conference, February 26–29 in Orlando, FL. 

The latest Shift DERMS feature transforms load shifting by enabling utilities to align distributed energy resources (DERs) more effectively with grid requirements. This new advanced, hierarchical grouping structure will allow a much friendlier and more flexible dispatch experience to meet a range of different utility client needs. 

The new feature is ideal for multiple utility teams and types: 

  • DER program managers – maximize efficiency and effectiveness with a more flexible way to group and call DER events. Value stack DER device types across different programs.
  • Grid operations and planning staff – manage distribution constraints with the ability to design and execute DR events tailored to align seamlessly with utility feeder and distribution structures.
  • Generation and transmission co-ops and joint action agencies – achieve more flexible and localized dispatch capabilities by operating across companies and programs in the same Shift DERMS platform.

“Utilities are navigating a more complex grid every day. With increased distribution constraints, like the influx of transportation electrification, utilities need ways to unlock further DER value and support multiple use cases by value stacking,” said Dr. William (Bill) Burke, Founder and CEO of Virtual Peaker. “For the first time, this new DERMS suite feature gives utilities the power to do just that. Now they can seamlessly unlock and deploy all DER assets across their footprint—utilizing the energy when and where they need it most.” 

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