Greensmith Energy Management Systems, a company specializing in distributed energy storage control systems, continues its growth, now with 14 customers, including eight electric utilities using the company’s field-tested suite of product offerings. By expanding its line-up of energy storage systems, Greensmith reached its largest scale in 2011, through the sale of its first MW-sized system. A major California utility purchased a 1.5 MWh Greensmith distributed energy storage system (DESS) to address grid congestion issues and integrate utility-scale solar generation.
Greensmith’s proprietary control software and Battery Operating System (BOS3) technology enable distributed energy system deployments with centralized operations through an online user portal or via machine-to-machine integration. In addition, each DESS unit is configurable, modular, and scalable from residential to commercial to utility scale deployments.
John Jung, the chief executive officer of Greensmith, feels that grid operators now understand that energy storage is more than just batteries and inverters. He said that they realize that intelligent control systems and sophisticated software improve the performance of both new and existing grid assets. He added that by maximizing the benefits of energy storage means having the technology to manage and optimize a distributed, data-rich network. Jung went on to add that with their battery-agnostic approach, these capabilities have led to its rapid growth and adoption thus far... Read More