Varentec is a leading provider of Grid Edge Volt-VAR control solutions for municipal utilities, cooperatives and investor-owned utilities. Varentec empowers utilities with the hardware and software needed to increase customer satisfaction, grid efficiency, manage peak demand, reduce consumer energy consumption and effectively integrate renewable energy resources. Deployed on the consumer-side of the grid, Varentec’s ENGO dynamic VAR devices autonomously sense and regulate voltages by injecting dynamically reactive power at the Grid Edge. Coupled with Varentec’s proprietary GEMS™ software platform, utilities of all sizes gain unparalleled, real-time control, monitoring and visibility into power/energy usage and grid operation across the electrical distribution system.
April 29 Speaking Session:
9:15 - 10:30 a.m. :: Prominent Grid Support Functions
IAs PV penetration continues to increase significantly in many service territories, current utility policy, standards and regulations prevent service providers from realizing the full benefit of inverter-based DG. This presentation will introduce and explore some of the widely unrecognized technical benefits of distributed solar including:
Volt/VAR control and support
Avoided line losses
Voltage and frequency ride through
Real and reactive power control
Ramp rate control
Damien Tholomier, EVP Marketing & Solution/Product Management, Varentec, Inc.
Paper Session: Transmission & Distribution
Tuesday, May 03, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM :: Rohit Moghe will be presenting "Grid Edge Control: A New Approach for Volt-VAR Optimization"
Exhibiting at Booth #152