SGIN supports vendors with technical service needs such as:
SGIN is in partnership with Siemens Lab in efforts to help connect vendors’ products with the Smart Grid.
– Interoperability testing: Siemens DEMS, OpenADR 2.0a, 2.0b, other protocols, and energy management systems
– Simulated ‘plug & play’: DER simulation, DER management system
– Consulting: Open standards implementation, test case execution
- About OpenADR (Automated Demand Response) :
Demand Response (DR) and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) programs help utilities maintain grid reliability and enable customers to realize the significant value. Unfortunately, existing proprietary solutions add unnecessary cost and complexity. The Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) protocol was created to standardize, automate and simplify DR/DER to enable utilities to cost-effectively meet growing energy demand, and for customers to control their energy future.
2) Lab and field trials with host utilities, municipalities, or building owners.
Smart Grid product faces technical challenges that are difficult to solve independently.
In partnership with the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and New Brunswick Power to help connect vendors’ products with :
– Power engineering challenges require connectivity to the grid.
– Design challenges require deep electrical engineering or computer science knowledge/skills.
– Sandbox environment and testing products and services with real utility customers is required.
Assets & Services:
– Research & development
– Power system simulations
– Smart grid software testing, training and demonstration
– Prototype development
Assets & Services:
– Smart product test benches
– Utility demand response integration testing
– Building energy management test bench
– Public communications network testing
– Testing automation and data analytics