Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Opus One Solutions (Opus One), a smart grid software engineering company, signed an agreement to jointly offer a cutting edge suite of solutions for the distribution grid.

The partnership combines both companies’ expertise to provide utilities with a comprehensive platform for real-time management and optimization of the electric grid.

AMS and Opus One will pair advanced energy storage systems with real-time grid level energy management software to bring utilities an unmatched degree of grid visibility, control, and optimization. This industry-leading solution set will support widespread deployment and operation of distributed energy resources, including renewable energy. In addition to the benefits to utilities, the solutions provided by AMS and Opus One will help customers optimize their energy strategies while contributing to a stronger, more resilient grid.

"This partnership gives AMS and Opus One a competitive edge in terms of what we can offer to both utilities and host customers," said Joshua Wong, Chief Executive Officer of Opus One Solutions. "Utilities get improved grid resilience, power quality, utilization, and efficiency. End users realize new value streams, reliable back-up power, and greater control over their energy supply."

The agreement brings together AMS’s advanced analytics software, Armada™, and Opus One’s GridOS®, a first-of-its-kind real-time distribution energy management platform. AMS will develop and manage distributed energy resources for commercial, industrial, and large aggregated customers. Opus One will oversee electrical grid energy management solutions, including grid and microgrid monitoring, control, and optimization.

"We are thrilled to partner with one of the industry’s most progressive thought leaders in software development to meet the needs of an increasingly distributed power grid," said Susan Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer of AMS. "Our solutions are helping utilities build tomorrow’s energy grid – one that’s cleaner, more reliable, and more affordable."

The shift from centralized to distributed generation has presented utilities with new challenges, including the need to manage two-way powerflows and capacity issues. Grid edge solutions like those developed by AMS and Opus One are critical to helping utilities as they develop new business models in response to this changing environment.