Distributed Energy Management

Connecting, Analyzing and Optimizing DERs

Optimize the benefits of distributed energy resources and their impact on the grid with Itron's DERMs solution.

Turning behind-the-meter DERs into grid assets.

With rapid integration of renewable and distributed energy technologies onto the grid, you’re challenged with maintaining power quality, balancing supply and demand, and ensuring adequate distribution capacity. Itron brings you the tools and expertise to help you do exactly that.

Connect

Connect

An ever-expanding ecosystem of compatible behind-the-meter devices to support customer choice and DER adoption

Analyze

Analyze

Real-time visibility and forecasting of DER operations and their impacts on the low-voltage distribution grid and the bulk power system

Optimize

Optimize

Dynamically orchestrate DER operations to deliver a range of load-shaping outcomes, from delivering aggregate firm load reductions to protecting vulnerable distribution infrastructure

Built upon the foundation of Itron’s IntelliSOURCE distributed energy resource management system (DERMS), Itron’s DER Optimizer solution enables utilities to expand their legacy demand response programs to include a wide range of DERs, including electric vehicles, smart inverters, battery storage systems and other flexible loads. In turn, DER Optimizer’s real-time analytics and optimization engine allows utilities to strategically grow their program portfolio from traditional reliability programs to a wide range of DER-based grid services, including economic dispatch, non-wires alternatives, local grid balancing and microgrid use cases. Itron’s mission is to help utilities turn behind-the-meter DERs into valuable grid assets that deliver improved reliability, resiliency, customer engagement and sustainability.


Residential EV Charging Management Pilots Available Today

FAST IMPLEMENTATION AND RESULTS
Low-cost pilots are available today for you to quickly gain the experience you need to validate the benefits of behavioral EV charging programs or implement managed EV charging on a small scale.

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Working Together to Increase EV Adoption

Seamlessly integrate residential EVs into your existing portfolio of residential demand response programs under a single, proven platform just like Duke Energy Florida.

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Open Standards

Open Standards

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Flexible Connectivity

Flexible Connectivity

Best in Class Security

Best-in-Class Security

Realtime Analytics and Optimization

Real-time Analytics and Optimization

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Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Have utilities gained enough confidence in Machine Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to adopt autonomous managed Electric Vehicle (EV) charging as a tool in their Demand Response (DR) Programs?

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Customer Successes

Grid-interactive Water Heaters Expand DR Programs

“We are committed to providing highly reliable and affordable electric and water services to our customers. This program is another way in which we are taking advantage of Itron’s DERM solutions to improve grid management and energy efficiency.”

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15-20% electric cost reduction

Raising the Bar: Automated Residential Price-Based Demand Response

“The Energy Select program results in significant improvements in customer satisfaction and proven reductions in peak demand. Itron has been a valued partner in helping us bring this innovative program to the marketplace. It was only natural that we would extend our work with them to enhance the Energy Select program by adopting the IntelliSOURCE platform.”

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Customer satisfaction rates as high as 95%

Empowering Customers to Meet Demand Response Goals

“Our program reflects PHI’s commitment to reduce energy consumption and to support initiatives. Itron gives us more flexibility to manage peak energy demand and controls needed to optimize events to ensure we have the capacity available.”

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Over 456,000 energy management devices installed, more than 400MW load reduction

Featured Use Cases

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Behavior Programs

Engage your customers with incentives, data and information to drive lasting changes in customer load shapes, while gaining in-depth knowledge of DER operations and customer preferences.

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System Reliability

Supplement your contingency and spinning reserves with firm load curtailment from DERs to ensure system reliability during weather- or event-driven emergencies.

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Economic Dispatch

Leverage DER resources to bid energy, capacity and ancillary services into wholesale markets and produce new revenue streams for you and your customers.

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Non-wires Alternatives

Use DER control to manage localized congestion on your distribution network and defer significant infrastructure investments and upgrades, increasing the DER hosting capacity without compromising reliability.

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Grid Asset Protection

Protect vulnerable distribution infrastructure from dangerous over-loading and over-voltage conditions driven by DERs through real-time monitoring, situational awareness and locally optimized control.

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Bring Your Own Device

Leverage customer-owned devices and provide seamless on-boarding processes to expand the DERs resources available for control without the need for field installation and inventory management.

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Grid Edge Optimizer

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Operations Optimizer

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