The 1Energy Solution
1Energy Systems provides management and optimization software for component-based grid energy storage systems (ESS) and other electric energy assets.
The 1Energy platform, based on MESA technologies, lets energy storage customers, such as electric utilities, deal directly with key suppliers, such as battery manufacturers, to optimize, upgrade, expand or re-use individual ESS components, via industry-standard interfaces. Thus, an electric utility can better manage its supply chain, reducing costs and improving ESS scalability and reliability.
The 1Energy system includes:
- ESS Node™ - executive software in an ESS (e.g., at a distribution utility substation), managing ESU and PCS components via embedded automation.
- ESS Hub™ - secure online software that optimizes dispatch of multiple ESS Nodes or third-party assets, and interfaces with utility IT or external systems.
The 1Energy system manages both 1Energy and third-party assets via industry-standard interfaces, and may be deployed in either (or a combination) of two configurations:
- Integral - ESS Hub and ESS Node cooperate to globally and locally optimize ESS usage.
- Extended - ESS Hub globally optimizes use of 1Energy or third-party assets, such as energy storage, distributed generation or demand response.
External interfaces to distribution or transmission operators, or third-party aggregators, enable use of energy storage or other managed assets to deliver valuable energy services such as renewables firming, peak shifting, load following, energy balance and others.