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August Update

Update on Orange Button Technical Working Groups

After the successful Orange Button Kickoff meeting held in July, all five Technical Working Groups (Deployment, Financial, Real Estate, Solar O&M and Grid Integration) convened for their bi-weekly conference calls to discuss market requirements. The Orange Button program is well underway and we are pleased with the participation and collaboration.

On August 30, 2016, there will be a public webinar with an Orange Button program update. Click here to register.


OpenFMB™ In-Person Meeting

The next OpenFMB face-to-face meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 24th at Duke Energy’s Mt. Holly facility. This OpenFMB in-person meeting will be focused on finalizing the use case and execution plan for the live OpenFMB demonstration during the Vendor Expo at SGIP’s 2016 Grid Modernization Summit in November.

Microgrid demonstration use cases include:

  • Microgrid optimization
  • Unscheduled islanding
  • Scheduled islanding
  • Island reconnection

Management Services:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Configuration

DER Energy Management (e.g. DER optimization):

  • Peak power management
  • Point of common coupling (PCC) management
  • Point of interconnection (POI) management
  • Real and Reactive power dispatch
  • Voltage and Frequency support

If you’re interested in having your company participate in the OpenFMBTM live demo and/or purchasing an booth in the Vendor Expo, contact Aaron Smallwood at [email protected] or Gabrielle Puccio at [email protected]Click here for the Exhibitor Prospectus which contains the contract, terms, and details.