What if ... the electric sector had an interface to simply “plug” in Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), enabling them to have the technological ability and intelligence to readily coordinate their interactions with the electric grid?
Three industry finalists will unveil real, live solutions that breakdown technology silos, improving interoperability and easing technology integration by defining universal DER connectivity interface specifications. These specifications provide tangible examples of information and communications technology agreements that simplify the integration of DERs.
To the degree that our technologies and systems lack good Interoperability, it drives up costs, reduces system performance and capabilities and creates vulnerabilities. Particularly, in the case of DER, interoperability-related problems pose a barrier to integrating high amounts of renewable energy sources, energy storage, electric vehicle charging, and flexible demand. Learn more at www.plugandplayder.org.