Lisa Cohn, controlling editor at Microgrid Know-how, interviewed Kay Aikin, CEO of Dynamic Grid, during Microgrid International 2020. Cohn and Aikin reviewed the eyesight of Dynamic Grid and how new technology is serving to stability renewable electrical power methods in the electrical grid.
“Dynamic Grid’s vision is truly to permit the autonomous optimization of the electrical grid, DERs [distributed energy resources] and loads to gain constructing owners, occupants and the grid in general,” stated Aikin.
She defined that Dynamic Grid performs to make electrical power hundreds a lot more flexible and aids stability renewable vitality in the electrical grid. The enterprise operates across the overall spectrum of the grid, from utilities down to particular person customers — selling typically to microgrid entrepreneurs, commercial industrial buildings and utilities.
“We will possibly, about the many years, start doing work with shops to in fact market to shoppers who are in utilities that are utilizing our technological innovation,” she included.
Aikin shared there are two crucial points that travel her company’s results and momentum in the power market place.
1st, “we have exceptional resource allocation algorithms. I imagine we have the most effective algorithms in the company for generating individuals loads flexible and enable balance renewable electrical power,” Aikin claimed.
The next? Dynamic Grid’s “really interesting small gizmos,” Aikin pointed out for the duration of the interview.
These include instruments these kinds of as the Utility Gateway, which makes a genuine-time price tag on the electrical grid for electricity, applying historic details and predictions to make what Dynamic Grid calls an “economic dispatch value.”
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“And that’s what makes it possible for issues like heat pumps and warm drinking water heaters to come to a decision when they want to use electric power, which assists harmony renewable strength,” Aikin explained.
This balanced electricity then goes to the energy poles.
“So there may be one particular or two of these [Utility Gateways] each individual mile of a utility’s electrical program, and that is creating a extremely, incredibly localized rate, which assists stability the grid in items — a mile here, a mile there — and then you have a entire balance over the overall grid,” Aikin explained.
The firm is now associated in a range of microgrid assignments, many of which will benefit from much more of these vitality “gadgets” — like superior microgrid controllers — in the coming months.
Aikin shared the company is doing the job on a task in Isle au Haut, Maine, and has projects coming up in Israel and West Africa as perfectly.
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