OATI and EnSync Energy Announce Strategic Alliance to Offer Distributed Energy Resource Control to Utilities
Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) and EnSync to incorporate independent expertise in the energy arena and combined experience in the OATI Microgrid Technology Center to provide seamless DER resource for select utility customers.
Minneapolis, MN: May 09, 2016 – OATI and EnSync Energy Systems are pleased to announce a strategic alliance that brings together decades of experience and next generation Modernized Grid solutions to provide utilities with a seamless distributed energy resource and management solution for improved system reliability and economics.
OATI and EnSync, the leading developers of innovative energy management systems for the utility, commercial, and industrial building markets, are finalizing the integration of EnSync’s Matrix™ Energy Management Platform and Agile™ Hybrid Energy Storage into the OATI South Campus. The OATI South Campus, located in Bloomington, Minnesota, is a state-of-the-art, first of its kind Microgrid Technology Center, with multiple on-site power generation sources, in addition to its parallel grid connection to the local utility. The Matrix Energy Management System and Agile Hybrid battery storage will be integrated into South Campus electrical system to firm PV solar output, and store energy from PV and other generation sources to shift building load. The Matrix platform will also provide uninterrupted building power, enabling seamless transition from grid connected to island mode without interruption to building occupancy.
OATI GridMind, OATI’s microgrid control and optimization platform, intelligently and dynamically adjusts and optimizes building load and generation based on grid conditions and electricity prices, demonstrating emerging microgrid technologies.
The Matrix Energy Management technology is a power controls platform offering modularity and scalability, allowing the addition of a variety of advanced energy generating and storage resources at any time. The Agile Hybrid Energy Storage System takes a hybrid approach to power and energy needs, utilizing lithium ion batteries for quick, short-term power and flow batteries for long-duration energy needs.
OATI and Ensync are also integrating the Ensync Matrix technology with OATI GridControl and the webSmartEnergy DERMS platform. The solution will combine the Matrix ability to prioritize and optimize electricity from the grid, distributed generation and energy storage with the webSmartEnergy DERMS functionality to provide various grid services such as frequency response, regulation, reserves and shaping services, dispatchable energy and capacity, as well as Volt/VAr control and optimization capabilities to the grid. OATI and Ensync are currently offering the solution to select utilities.
“OATI is eager to showcase our next generation webSmartEnergy solutions with EnSync’sMatrix and Agile Storage technology,” said Sasan Mokhtari, President and CEO of OATI. “The thousands of companies that will use our webSmartEnergy and other solutions will need the technology of EnSync’s battery storage to meet the expected level of adaptability in managing generating assets.”
“EnSync’s Matrix technology is enabling the future of distributed generation by easily integrating and prioritizing electricity from the grid, from distributed resources and from energy storage, to always ensure the least expensive and most reliable electricity,” said Brad Hansen, President and CEO of EnSync. “We look forward to working with OATI at their South Campus and with their expansive utility customer base to further the proliferation of distributed energy resources.”
About EnSync Energy Systems
EnSync, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems (www.ensync.com), is enabling the future of electricity with advanced energy management systems critical to a global economy becoming increasingly reliant upon the expansion of renewable energy. Whether part of the grid power transmission and distribution network, or behind the meter in commercial, industrial and multi-tenant buildings, EnSync technology brings differentiated power control and energy storage solutions to electricity-challenged environments. Our technologies also serve as the system level intelligence in microgrid applications, by seamlessly integrating multiple generation and storage assets to deliver power in remote and community level environments not served by the grid, or areas electing to use the grid secondary to microgrid assets. In 2015, EnSync incorporated power purchase agreements (PPAs) into its portfolio of offerings, enabling electricity savings for customers and providing a stable financial yield for investors.
OATI provides innovative software solutions that simplify, streamline, and empower the operational tasks required in today’s energy commerce and Smart Grid. With more than 1,800 global customers, OATI successfully deploys large, complicated, and diverse mission-critical applications committed to industry standards and stringent NERC CIP security guidelines.
OATI (www.oati.com) is a leading global provider of Smart Grid, Energy Trading and Risk Management, Transmission Scheduling, Congestion Management, and Market Management products and services. OATI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with offices in Redwood City, California, Chandigarh, India and Singapore. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.