Doosan GridTech Vision
Narrator: Electricity is the lifeline of our modern world. It supports our economies, connects our communities, and propels technological innovation. As electricity generation and usage advance, so must the grid system that delivers it. At Doosan GridTech we’re breaking new ground with technology solutions for the emerging digital distributed grid. For over 100 years the electrical grid operated essentially the same way. Electricity flowed in one direction, from central power generating stations directly to the end customer. In the past decade wind and solar power have become significant energy sources, both depend on intermittent resources, creating inconsistent flows of electricity, solar power presents additional challenges as customers throughout the system become power generators. This is not how the system was designed and as a result electric utilities are challenged to keep the system in balance.”
Interview 1: Daniel Schwartz, Ph. D “ Utilities have a tough challenge that they’re facing. Because society is expecting more renewables like solar and wind on the grid. They’re current grid needs new strategies, like smart grid, grid integration, battery storage, all coming together at once. “
Narrator: Energy Storage provides an ideal solution for electric utilities but storage alone cannot solve the complex pressures on the system. Doosan GridTech’s grid management platform delivers the software intelligence needed to automatically integrate unprecedented levels of distributed energy resources. Our solutions dynamically control energy, allowing utilities to embrace distributed resources while maintaining a reliable high quality electricity system for their customers.
The Doosan Group was founded in South Korea in 1896 and has been delivering power generation solutions to customers worldwide for over 40 years. In 2016 Doosan acquired 1Energy Systems a recognized leader in utility software controls. The two groups formed Doosan GridTech with the goal of becoming the leader in technology based solutions for the rapidly evolving electric grid. Our intelligent controller software sits on location with each energy storage system and automatically reacts to changes on the local circuit. Complementing that is our distributed energy resource management system, DERO, which runs in a utility control center and dynamically optimizes resources throughout the entire system. Both products are built on open standards based software interfaces, to ensure wide interoperability with other systems. Complementing our software platform is a full range of engineering services: we offer upfront modeling and design, system integration, and maintenance and support after commissioning, and all of our work is fully backed by the Doosan Group. This software and services solution positions utilities to accommodate large amounts of wind and solar generation while maintaining a reliable, high quality electrical system. Snohomish Public Utility District, located in Everett, Washington, is the 12th largest public power utility in the United States with over 300,000 customers.
Interview 2: Jason Zyskowski: “We’re here at Hardeson Substation where we have installed two megawatts of lithium ion batteries, we’re working on a second installation in North Everett that’ll be another 2 megawatts, 8 megawatt hours of vanadium redox flow batteries. Both these systems are controlled by the Doosan GridTech Intelligent Controller™ and then can be remotely controlled by the Doosan GridTech DERO™ product.”
Interview 3: Chris Heimgartner “We have a fleet of storage that’s around our system that can serve both local and global network needs. It self optimizes without a human intervening.”
Narrator: Moving forward Doosan GridTech software solutions will control more than just energy storage systems. Our platform unlocks the benefits of a wide variety of resources: from energy storage, to solar arrays, to intelligent buildings, and electric vehicles. The electricity system is facing significant change and Doosan GridTech is leading the way with innovative solutions for the emerging digital distributed grid.