Aderis adds energy operating system to controller

  • May 22, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

North Carolina-based Aderis Energy has added an energy operating system (EOS) to its Acuity monitoring and control platform.

This EOS integrates power plant control (PPC) and energy storage management into its existing monitoring and control offering. The single-platform encompasses data acquisition system (DAS), scada, PPC and energy storage.

The EOS is designed to expedite the deployment of renewable energy for smaller distribution and commercial and industrial (C&I) scale projects, by eliminating integration complexities and reducing licensing costs associated with existing commercial offerings.

“EOS delivers utility-class power and voltage regulation features affordably, enabling utility-connected and microgrid projects as small as 500kW to meet complex interconnection requirements introduced by utilities to comply with IEEE standards and FERC mandates for integrating distributed energy resources into the bulk power system,” said Adam Foodman, CEO of Aderis Energy.

The affordability of EOS rests on two pillars. It capitalises on Acuity’s existing secure monitoring and control features deployed on a rugged, cloud-connected edge computer. And the tiered pricing model allows users to purchase only needed functions, with the flexibility to expand capabilities as future needs dictate.

Suitable for C&I projects as small as 500kW, and capable of scaling to support projects with hundreds of inverters and independent tracker rows, EOS brings power and voltage regulation capabilities previously only available for transmission connected facilities to the masses.

EOS simplifies traditional PPC and EMS operations with an intuitive graphical interface, providing real-time operational insight. A streamlined command interface ensures user commands align with system operating thresholds, increasing operator confidence, and preventing errors.

The user dashboard is customisable, offering flexibility in data visualisation. It empowers users to view overarching data at a glance or dive deeper into performance metrics. With remote operational adjustments, potential losses can be identified and rectified, improving overall on-site operations.

The system combines scada quality monitoring and control capabilities, and system performance and troubleshooting tools for more efficient operations and maintenance, user-configurable reporting, and business system enabling APIs in a single platform.