How Can Utilities Manage Energy Supply & Demand More Effectively with DERMS?


Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS) help utilities balance the grid and make better use of renewable energy

The grid was originally built to transport power in one direction. Increased use of smart meters, sensors, solar panels, EVs, and battery storage requires utilities to manage a bidirectional grid. Not only is power required to flow in both directions (demand response), but there is also a massive influx of data in the distribution network. IT/OT data connectivity creates a transformational need for integrated solutions and grid modernization.

Challenges Facing Today’s Electric Grid

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Utilities are forced to rethink the traditional power delivery model as energy consumers are demanding more renewable options and a stable grid.

Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS)–crucial to grid modernization

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A DERMS is a platform by which DERs can be effectively monitored, managed, capabilities enabled, and optimized. It is used to connect and control energy hardware such as electric vehicles (EVs), solar inverters, thermostats, and more. When DERMS is integrated with ADMS (Advanced Distribution Management System), it will allow full visibility to the system operator and allow for safe and optimal dispatch coordinated with operations technologies. 

DERMS are used by utilities and other energy companies to:

  • Aggregate large energy loads for participation in the demand response market
  • Bundle together energy assets and connect them to the local or national demand response market
  • Utilize energy hardware to balance the grid for better use of renewable energy
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Edge computing ensures seamless connectivity between networked components in DERMS

Edge computing is central to creating clean energy management systems for smart cities, homes, & microgrids. Using state-of-the-art edge computing, DERMS can identify and eliminate all inefficiencies that contribute to waste in a network. Edge computing can also predict and prevent costly repairs of assets in the field by performing condition-based monitoring of the overall performance of bundled energy assets.

The TELiG E1500 True Edge Device allows utilities to manage demand response, energy arbitrage, and peak demand management.

TELiG E1500 Multiple Services Aggregation Router connects to multiple LTE Networks in ONE compact box.

Monitor, analyze, control & visualize the massive influx of data in the distribution network

ViSTA® IoT Device Management & Data Engine for DERMS

With DERMS, utilities and other energy companies can bundle together multiple assets and maximize their efficiency. Innovative solutions such as ViSTA® allow connected device management for proactively monitoring uptime, security, and optimal performance of numerous devices in mission-critical situations, particularly within the renewable energy sector.

ViSTA® Provides IIoT Asset Management from Substation to the Edge

ViSTA® Provides IIoT Asset Management from Substation to the Edge


The TELiG E1500 is being used in an innovative sustainability pilot project as the key component in carbon neutrality


Tomorrow’s grid will manage energy supply & demand more effectively with DERMS

The Global Industrial Complex of machines, sensors, and equipment is being connected via powerful computing platforms and leading-edge wireless communications promoting automation, predictive maintenance, energy efficiency, asset optimization, and real-time data.

With more informed planning and increased data connectivity by DERMS, utilities can better manage the power supply, empower and inform consumers, and avoid outages.

Being more efficient with our energy is better for the grid and better for the earth.

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