Navitasoft, previously known as IP Systems, is shifting its focus, as I learned from Christoph Malzer, the recently appointed Business Development Manager. Although the company’s most popular software system, Operator Suite, designed for TSOs and DSOs, as well as Communication Suite and Trader Suite for portfolio management still form the basis for the company’s success, its plans are centred around a new product called the EMoT Ecosystem. The ultimate goal of the EMoT Ecosystem is to enable market access to consumer energy resources. EMoT is the abbreviation for Energy Market of Things. This product is designed to collect the flexibility of prosumer resources and aggregate them into a Virtual Power Plant (VPP), facilitating communication between VPPs and the market and grid operators. It can account for various distributed energy resources, from rooftop solar panels to batteries and EV chargers. The Aggregator – a part of EMoT – includes a database with all relevant data, bidirectional connections to system operators, optimization tools for flexibilities, and APIs for building or connecting third-party analytical tools. However, the Aggregator is only the first step. To make the optimized microgrid transparent for all participants, it is essential to establish a settlement system that ensures fair… continue reading
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