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Accenture is also recognized in the report for strengthening its DERMS consulting position through the acquisition of the Structure Group in 2015, which added deep knowledge in distribution operations, real-time systems and systems integration, and through the OMNETRIC Group joint venture in 2014 with Siemens.
Vendors were assessed on their DERMS work in a minimum of three regional markets in North America, including at least three utilities or major municipal or electric cooperatives in strategy development, planning, forecasting, demand management, grid management and transactive markets.
John Villali, research director with IDC Energy Insights and the reports author, said, Accenture is a Leader in the study, as they proved to provide a set of comprehensive capabilities in the area of DERMS, which is vital for utilities, who need to tap into vendors deep knowledge and practical experience with DERMS and other real-time systems.
The IDC MarketScape: North America DERMS Strategic Consultants and SIs 2017 Vendor Assessment report is based on interviews with major utilities companies in North America, the end users of the report, vendor briefings and other research information.
Innovating in Northern California :To support DERMS, up to 150 residential customers and up to 20 commercial customers in San Jose will receive solar smart inverters and/or behind-the-meter battery storage systems.
PG&E is working with GE's Grid Solutions business to execute the development of the new DERMS system behind this technology project.
The residential battery storage systems will interface with the DERMS to evaluate whether and how customer-sited energy storage can be used to operationally support the grid during periods of high electric demand.