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National Grid,” he said.
Opus One’s work is primarily focused on North America at this time, but Wong says
there are other attractive global markets for TE development, such as Germany, the
U.K., Australia and Japan.
In the U.S., he said, each
state will have its own time-line for TE integration. New
York is leading the progress
with its National Grid project under the REV initiative,
and Wong says the California
market is ripe for TE.
Wong also sees additional
mid-term interest in TE from
states that are debating net metering or have a high penetration
of DERs — for example, Arizona, Illinois, Nevada, Minnesota and
Hawaii. Those states, he said, could see an increase in TE activi-
ty over the next three years.
“We fully believe that a transactive energy future is an inevi-
table future, so it’s a most likely scenario — especially for those
who are deregulated,” he said. “At the same time, we believe
transactive energy doesn’t even need to be its own market neces-
sarily, but we can adopt transactive energy mechanisms into, for
example, an integrated distribution planning type of system.”
To that end, Opus One recently released its GridOS Integrated Distributed Planning solution, which uses the intelligent analytics of GridOS to enable an integrated planning strategy that
aligns DER operations with the needs of the distribution system,
including power quality, grid capacity and optimal control. Opus
One said in late June that it is working with an undisclosed U.S.
investor-owned utility to deploy GridOS IDP to address the utility’s distribution planning strategy. à