Complete and Low Cost Retail Automated Transactive Energy System (RATES)
The transactive energy platform developed by this project provides a way for large numbers of small customers to manage their demand in response to real-time energy prices or other demand response signals automatically and, from the customer
The project has been completed. The level of engagement by utilities and other partners is expanding the project impacts beyond what was initially anticipated in the agreement. SCE provided additional funding to support expansion of the research in the Moorpark substation area (a disadvantaged community also at risk for reliability issues). In addition, Google has been working with the team to evaluate its Alexa technology as a platform for hosting the transactive client. Post-EPIC project demonstrations are underway and SCE has provided funding to expand the number of test sites and include battery storage in the pilot, as well as facilitating expanded participation in CAISO markets.
This project will develop and pilot-test a standards-based Retail Automated Transactive Energy System (RATES), and behind the meter energy management solution. The purpose is to minimize the cost and complexity of customer participation in energy efficiency programs, maximize the potential of small loads to improve system load factor, shave peaks, integrate renewable generation, and provide low opportunity-cost resources to the grid. This project will work with Southern California Edison to facilitate customer participation and expand Demand Response Participation in the area served the Moorpark substation.
The primary goal of the project was to reduce the cost of customer participation in energy efficiency and automated demand response programs. Ratepayer savings are anticipated to come from reducing procurement and grid capacity
Greater flexibility of demand increases reliability by reducing or increasing load in response to system conditions. The transactive energy platform developed by this project provides a way for large numbers of small customers t
Key Project Members
Universal Devices, Inc.