1. How Austin Energy is Looking to Manage Solar-Plus-Storage on its Grid

    How Austin Energy is Looking to Manage Solar-Plus-Storage on its Grid

    Austin Energy is implementing new energy storage and software tools to help integrate a big increase in solar power on its system as the utility moves toward its target of deriving 55% of its energy from renewable sources by 2025. The key component of those tools are software applications that will be used to control and integrate distributed energy resources, including energy storage systems, into the city’s grid and enable the grid to interact economically with the surrounding grid of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region.

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    1. As part of the Austin SHINES project we will develop use cases and business models during the initial phase of the project.
    2. Treating new resources like solar and storage as silos doesn't make sense.
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