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Congruence.IQ | CONTROL

Providing utilities and large energy producers with technology to automate the control of renewable energy generation sources as well as utility-scale energy storage systems.

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Harnessing the Power of a Virtual Plant

Distributed energy resources are becoming more commonplace in the grid, creating a set of challenges for utilities seeking to manage these resources as well as for energy producers seeking to manage generation and storage. Congruence.IQ CONTROL was designed to make this complex task automated and efficient with technology that enables utilities and power producers to operate an entire renewable energy installation. The technology can manage the control and grid interactions of renewable power sources including solar installations or wind turbine generation.

Scalable For Multiple Use Cases

CONTROL can be deployed in a wide range of use cases to meet dynamic needs of utilities as well as power producers. It allows efficient operation of renewable generation, from any source; provides an extraordinary degree of customization for managing distributed storage resources; and provides all the technology for operating a modern microgrid, whether connected or islanded from the main grid.

Operating Modes

CONTROL offers a series of operating modes for managing storage resources, from time of day activation to real-time modes based on market pricing or automated dispatch commands from the ISO. There is even an Island Reserve mode that allows selected resources to be held as backup power should the resources become islander from the grid. In every mode, CONTROL provides the agility and rapid response needed when integrating renewables and storage into the modern utility environment.

Available Control Architectures

CONTROL analyzes internal and external data to ensure the most efficient operation of a renewable generation resource. CONTROL manages inverters, power factor, VARs and voltage, and for solar installations can use weather and tracker data to determine optimal operations, as well as respond automatically to curtailment signals from ISOs.

 

 

CONTROL offers an extraordinary degree of customization and automation of utility-scale storage. It automatically changes output levels, smooths load curves, and maximizes storage resources, and allows systems to be combined into a Virtual Power Plant, creating an individual resource with its own automated control strategy.

 

 

 

CONTROL automates the management of private or utility-owned microgrids, and simplifies the creation of “plug-and-play” microgrids using equipment from different vendors with easy reconfiguration. A wide range of available resources from energy generation, storage, and demand response can be used in either grid-tied or in “island” mode. Predictive insights assist with determining future load requirements, and real-time data analysis accommodates microgrid participation in energy markets.

 

 

 

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A 30 – 60 minute call with one of our engineers will help you determine if Congruence.IQ is right for your energy management needs.

Technical Features

– Built on Congruence.IQ GATEWAY for full protocol support and communications management
– SEP 2.0 Certified for full California Rule 21 compliance

– Full Plant Control & Data Acquisition
– Tracker Control, Volt/VAR Control, Curtailment, etc.

– Built on Congruence.IQ GATEWAY for full protocol support and communications management

– SEP 2.0 Certified for full California Rule 21 compliance

– Master control application for utility operators
– Break down ESS into VPPs with multiple control modes available
– Broad integration capability

– Built on Congruence.IQ GATEWAY for full protocol support and communications management

– SEP 2.0 Certified for full California Rule 21 compliance

– Islanded: load shedding, integration, economic dispatch, etc.
– Grid Connected: ancillary services, DERP (CAISO), PG&E-CAISO, VVC, etc.