SGS and SSE’s Distributed Energy arm enter landmark partnership to support smart cities and local energy decarbonisation

Global clean energy software company, Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS), and SSE’s Distributed Energy business have signed a landmark partnership to develop an innovative ‘Energy as a Service’ platform.

The new system will bring together SGS’s distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) software and SSE Enterprise’s capabilities in distributed energy generation, EV infrastructure, private electricity networks and heat networks under a single platform.

This platform will optimise energy usage to generate revenue, deliver enhanced security of supply and meet carbon reduction targets, building upon SGS’s existing smart grid platform, ANM Strata, which controls energy assets and load to manage constraints in the underlying network to which they are connected. 

The capabilities will be enhanced, in time, to provide functionality to generate revenues from opportunities in a number of UK markets including Wholesale, Balancing, and Ancillary Services, as well as enabling behind the meter and building energy optimisation. 

The platform’s algorithms and fast-acting, high quality control capability will be further enhanced by the experience and expertise of SSE Distributed Energy.

Graham Ault, Director at Smarter Grid Solutions, said of the partnership: “The partnership with SSE Enterprise is the culmination of a significant investment to enhance our DERMS platform to manage diverse energy assets, deliver flexibility and provide multiple market interfaces, adding to our already proven distribution network management capabilities.