EPB is excited to be building a true Smart Grid – one that is intelligent, interactive, and self-healing. Our partnership with OATI and use of their webDistribute product is an important step in our full Smart Grid deployment.
Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) September 30, 2011
Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) has been selected by Electric Power Board of Chattanooga (EPB), to integrate OATI webDistribute into EPB’s Smart Grid infrastructure. OATI webDistribute will provide EPB the platform and applications needed to improve power system economics, reliability, and environmental compliance by fully integrating Demand Response (DR) and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) capabilities with EPB’s power system operations.
EPB will use OATI webDistribute to help manage Demand Side resources, for support of the Electric Distribution operations, and to aggregate them as virtual power plants in support of transmission and wholesale operations. OATI webDistribute is a U.S. Patent Pending application designed with scalability, built on a modern web platform in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environment, and supports industry standards for enterprise and business-to-business interoperability. OATI webDistribute provides a unique combination of capabilities to address the Smart Grid requirements, including Direct Load Control, various DR/DER programs, Plug-In Electric Vehicles, and Variable Generation resources such as wind and solar. OATI webDistribute adheres to stringent cyber security and information privacy measures, and is compliant with NERC CIP standards.
“OATI looks forward to working with EPB to further their goals by providing customer and resource management, DR and DER dispatch and control, Distribution Grid Monitoring and Congestion Management, as well as integration with system operations,” stated Sasan Mokhtari, President and CEO of OATI.
“EPB is excited to be building a true Smart Grid – one that is intelligent, interactive, and self-healing. Our partnership with OATI and use of their webDistribute product is an important step in our full Smart Grid deployment,” said David Wade, EPB’s Executive Vice President and COO.
OATI (http://www.oati.com) is an industry leading provider of Smart Grid, Energy Trading and Risk Management, Transmission Scheduling, Congestion Management, and Market Management Products and Services, with Headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota and an office in Redwood City, California. For more information please contact sales(at)oati(dot)net.
EPB, located in Chattanooga Tennessee, is a municipally-owned Electric Power distributor and fiber optics-based communications provider. Using a fiber-to-the-premise backbone, EPB is building one of the most highly automated Smart Grids in the country and was one of the first companies in the world to offer symmetrical one (1) gigabit-per-second Internet connectivity.
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