Real-time data to improve electricity distribution for New York's Village of Sherburne
BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Opus One Solutions, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Sherburne Municipal Electric announced today that together they will be working to enhance the electricity distribution for New York’s Village of Sherburne. The implementation of a new electrical distribution control software system based on Opus One’s GridOS® platform is expected to improve the operation of the electricity distribution system and create cost-savings for Sherburne’s ratepayers.
"Grid modernization is a fundamental challenge for communities in the United States and around the world," says Mayor William Acee. "The Village of Sherburne has a clear outline to provide their citizens with efficient and modern power solutions in the years to come."
The joint project is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The GridOS® platform will help the Village improve its hosting capacity by integrating traditional capacity planning with potential future distributed energy resources (DERs) and help optimize its investments by enhancing the use of the grid’s resources. The enhancements will allow for situation awareness and control by providing a user-friendly interface that allows Sherburne Electric to monitor the status of the grid in real-time, enabling greater stability of the Village’s grid, fewer outages and minimization of operating and maintenance costs. This will be done using GridOS® power flow analytics and distribution state estimation.
“We are very pleased to be working with such a great innovative, group of partners to bring this project to market,” said Joshua Wong, CEO of Opus One Solutions. “It's very exciting to see how our solutions improve operational effectiveness of today's grids and the modern grids of the future for utility and customer benefit.”
The collaboration between Sherburne, Booz Allen Hamilton and Opus One will make it possible to assess various business case deployment strategies for grid edge software. Opus One’s GridOS® platform will assess how each party receives value through system optimization, providing the potential for similar strategies in the future for other areas in New York and beyond.
About Opus One
Opus One Solutions is a software engineering and solutions company with the vision of a distributed energy network. Opus One’s intelligent energy networking platform, GridOS®, optimizes complex power flows so that it can deliver real-time energy management and integrated planning to distribution utilities and other managers of distributed energy assets. GridOS is modular, scalable, and integrates seamlessly with existing data systems to unlock greater potential for distributed energy resources, including renewable generation, energy storage, and responsive demand. GridOS also facilitates the management of microgrids — from homes to businesses to communities — for unparalleled grid resiliency and value to the electricity customer. www.opusonesolutions.com
About Booz Allen
For more than 100 years, business, government, and military leaders have turned to Booz Allen Hamilton to solve their most complex problems. They trust us to bring together the right minds: those who devote themselves to the challenge at hand, who speak with relentless candor, and who act with courage and character. They expect original solutions where there are no roadmaps. They rely on us because they know that—together—we will find the answers and change the world.
We solve the most difficult management and technology problems through a combination of consulting, analytics, digital solutions, engineering, and cyber expertise. With global headquarters in McLean, Virginia, our firm employs approximately 25,300 people globally, and had revenue of $6.17 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2018. To learn more, visit www.boozallen.com. (BAH)
About Sherburne Electric
Sherburne is a small village in Chenango County, NY with a population of 1,353 residents. Unlike much of New York, the Village’s electricity distribution system is municipally owned and operated. Sherburne Electric has also already installed Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) meters in its coverage area, deployed an effective demand response program, and achieved significant energy reductions through its ratepayer funded energy efficiency (EE) program. https://www.sherburne.org/electric/
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