UK-based Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) has unveiled ANM Strata 2.0, the advanced version of its distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) software.

SGS noted that its ANM Strata 2.0 was successfully deployed on pilot projects in the US, UK and Germany.

Smarter Grid Solutions chief technology officer Dr Bob Currie said: “Distribution System Operators need reliable and proven solutions that can flex to meet local and system-wide needs as more and more DER comes online while ensuring seamless interoperability with existing systems.

“ANM Strata 2.0 provides the desired modularity and scalability, which positions it as the cornerstone for DERMS across the enterprise of the distribution utility.”

Equipped with new advanced tools for data analytics, visualisation and application programming interfaces (APIs), ANM Strata 2.0 will have the ability to connect to other software systems at utilities and the operators of DER.

The company claims that its new technology has been designed to facilitate the transformation of distribution network operators into distribution system operators (DSOs) in response to the growing demand for renewable energy, electric vehicles and energy storage systems.

ANM Strata 2.0 also supports the development of new business models and customer propositions for DER owners and operators. It can also be integrated with cloud technologies to manage behind the meter resources for utilities or DER operators.

Additionally, the latest DERMS software allows the existing SGS customers to improve their financial returns by deploying a range of control methods across multiple timeframes to manage any type of DER.

It also features new DER optimisation, scheduling and dispatch capabilities, as well as online load flow calculations for auto-configuration of real-time algorithms.