Energy management:Dominion Voltage Inc. (DVI), a grid optimization subsidiary of Dominion Resources, Inc., has announced the launch of EDGE Stabilizer™, a patent-pending addition to its suite of voltage optimization products for use at utilities with high levels of distributed energy resources (DER), such as solar and wind. EDGE Stabilizer provides the utility with the ability to manage the impact of DER and to operate their grid more efficiently.
"Market forces are significantly increasing the amount of DER, and utilities need cost effective ways to safely and efficiently integrate DER into their grids," said Todd Headlee, executive director of DVI. "In areas with high levels of DER, EDGE Stabilizer minimizes the need for additional costly hardware devices or other distribution system upgrades by orchestrating the use of existing residential smart inverters, large scale inverters, load tap changers, capacitors, voltage regulators and AMI/smart meters to ensure utility customer voltages remain in compliance."
EDGE Stabilizer integrates detailed weather forecasts to anticipate voltage volatility on a circuit by circuit basis. When used in conjunction with DVI's EDGE Manager® dynamic voltage control application, utilities gain the additional benefit of energy and demand savings while supporting increasing amounts of DER. To see how it works, visit https://youtu.be/xSC8k0YXnnw.
DVI will be demonstrating EDGE Stabilizer and its other offerings in booth #827 at DistribuTECH, the leading energy industry conference on February 9-11, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.
DVI is a leading provider of grid analytics and control technology, providing solutions for energy efficiency, demand response, volt/VAR control, and system reliability. DVI's patented approach plans, manages and validates utilities' grid optimization programs while delivering significant savings to both utilities and their customers (U.S. patents 8437883 and 8577510, and other U.S. and international patents pending). For more information about DVI, visit www.dvigridsolutions.com.
Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 24,300 megawatts of generation (including solar and wind), 12,200 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 933 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves utility and retail energy customers in 14 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com/.