Opus One Solution Step In With GridOS IDP at DistribuTECH 2019
By Utilities Tech Outlook | Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Opus One Solutions made a mark at DistribuTECH 2019—held at New Orleans, LA— with its web-based GridOS Integrated Distribution Planning (IDP) product. IDP automated grid planning solution is developed in collaboration with Hawaiian Electric, allowing utilities to design future grids. The hosted, scalable product aims the entire ecosystem around distribution planning covering utilities to consulting firms, product partners, and system integrators. It caters customers with reliable and cost-effective services through advanced software applications.
The distribution planning function—offered by Opus One Solutions—is gaining significance in the energy landscape as it empowers electric utilities to address the existing challenge of aging infrastructure. Moreover, it allows them to pursue grid modernization and integration of distributed energy resources (DERs). New regulatory pressures to integrate clean, renewable, distributed resources and evolving grid assets require planning solutions at present for utilities to deal with it. The web-based GridOS IDP solution enables utilities to evaluate grid quality and investment options for operational and long-term planning and ensures resilient, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of electric power.
Cloud computing leverages IDP to scale at all levels of utilities, permitting it to meet the needs in minimal upfront cost with ease in deployment. For next level integration with core corporate IDP can also be deployed on-premise. Advanced analytics merged with traditional power system engineering and modern software technology allowed GridOS IDP to breach in the new realm of enterprise distribution planning.
GridOS IDP comprises of an intuitive and user-friendly interface enabling utility operational planners, grid modernization groups, and consultants to act collaboratively on enterprise planning functions. Utilities around the world will be able to improve, automate, and standardize advanced grid analytics and planning process with IDP product. Opus One is focused to introduce leading solar and DER adoption forecast in tandem with accumulating asset management data and insights into the IDP platform. For this, the company is working with strategic technology partners.
Opus One Solutions believes that customers quest for a valued, cost-effective solution that enhances workflow and takes a holistic approach at operational planning. IDP platform is the one that can help customers to comprehend the impact and value of DER while maintaining grid reliability.