SCE and subcontractor KITU Systems wrapped up the field demonstration of the EASE pilot program. The SCE research team has completed the final use cases for the system, hardware-in-loop testing of the DER provision service, and a cybersecurity report that assesses how to securely integrate third party aggregators with SCE's utility interface. SCE submitted the Final Report that conveys the projects research findings, and that report is currently in the publications process.
Distributed control capabilities will enable distributed intelligence and control capability to support fast, automated decisions and improve overall resiliency of the system. This project implements a plug and play concept to facilitate service discovery from PV and batteries both under direct control and being controlled via aggregator to streamline all interconnection types and rationalize multiple systems and processes. In addition, the project explores and demonstrates distributing the existing enterprise functions, i.e. state estimation and optimization, out on the distribution system and to the edge, where necessary and desirable to securely operate the system closer to limits. This project is a federal cost share project to SCE's EASE project under U.S. DOE's ENERGISE program.
The primary mechanism through which this project will benefit investor-owned utility ratepayers is through lower costs associated with streamlining the DER interconnection process and DER integration with utility control systems.
This project will streamline the DER interconnection process and the DER integration with utility control systems, and may also facilitate the integration of microgrids.
Key Project Members
Southern California Edison
U.S. Department of Energy