San Diego, Calif., May 9, 2012 – Power Analytics has successfully tested and implemented the Inter-Control Center Communications Protocol (ICCP). ICCP is an international standard being specified by global utility organizations to provide bidirectional communications over wide area networks (WANs) between utility control centers, utilities, power pools, regional control centers, Non-Utility Generators and load resources.
“The Power Analytics ICCP solution solves one of the biggest real-time integration gaps in the power and energy markets today,” said Power Analytics Vice President of Smart Grid Rajan Chudgar. “By using the Power Analytics ICCP solution, traditional generators and innovative demand management providers will have the opportunity to increase their market participation and market revenue potential.”
Power Analytics has enabled Consert Inc.’s Virtual Peak Plant™ in the ERCOT market. Consert’s solution is used to provide Demand Management to residential and small commercial customers saving them on their bottom line energy costs. The Power Analytics solution is flexible with regard to the data that is passed across the ICCP link and is easy to customize enabling the Consert solution to be successful in the market.
“The ICCP solution offered by Power Analytics has been instrumental to Consert’s work with Texas utilities and with ERCOT,” said Jeff Fanning, Consert Vice President of Operations. “It enables us to expose data from our real-time load management system in ways that are actionable for utilities.”
ICCP is the industry-standard telemetry protocol to transmit data from generation, load, or virtual power plant resources in real time to utilities and Independent Service Operators (ISO). The protocol was developed by North American electrical utility organizations with EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) and many SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and EMS (energy management system) vendors in order to establish a real-time data exchange standard for transferring the information required for interconnected electrical systems operation.
The Power Analytics software is currently communicating control center data over ICCP between Consert Energy and ERCOT market participants in the state of Texas.
In parallel to the application for Consert Energy and ERCOT, the Power Analytics ICCP work is a cornerstone of the research Power Analytics is engaged in with the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) as a sub-recipient for the Department of Energy (DOE) High Penetration Solar DE-FOA-0000085, Area 1. The research, development and deployment of Power Analytics ICCP will link the UCSD microgrid as a “virtual power plant” including significant photo voltaic generation, and brings real time solar irradiance to Power Analytics solar modeling that will be integrated into the UCSD microgrid.
“Our system is part of a larger service oriented architecture (SOA) that acts as a gateway product for customers to participate in the ICCP communication solutions and integral to our overall Paladin Smart Grid Power Management System™ (SPMS),” said Kevin Meagher, Chief Technology Officer for Power Analytics.
About Power Analytics Corporation
Used by the power industry for more than 25 years, Power Analytics’ software solutions have surged to the forefront of the electrical system planning, operation and smart grid market space for use in energy intensive, mission-critical facilities and microgrids. Paladin products currently protect more than $100 billion in customer assets including financial data centers, air traffic control sites, military installations, deep sea oil platforms, and power generation and distribution facilities. The company is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. and has a smart grid center of excellence in Raleigh, N.C.
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About Consert Inc.
Consert Inc. is an intelligent load management technology company. Consert’s Virtual Peak Plant™ load management system is the only solution proven to provide reliable, real-time, fully-integrated load management through the pairing of utility and consumer offerings. A demonstration of the application as used by a residential consumer can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/40034929. Consert is a partner with Hometown Connections and Texas Electric Cooperatives. For more information, visit Consert.com. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/consert. Follow us on Twitter @Consert Inc.