/ Energy Management System
Ubiik’s Energy Management System (EMS) is an integrated vertical solution leveraging Ubiik’s own connectivity and cloud platform, to monitor and dispatch customer’s power loads and distributed energy resources (DERs) to constantly bring values to the customer.
With Ubiik’s Energy Management System (EMS) deployed, it simultaneously delivers cost savings, energy security, additional revenue stream,
/ Defer grid system upgrade investment
/ Mitigate transmission congestion issues
/ Ensure power capacity adequacy obligations
Values to Grid
/ Reach Net Zero
/ Power supply resiliency
/ Generate financial paybacks
Conventional centralized power generation being distributed to end-users through a long grid system is no longer fitting the global context with higher penetration of renewable energy. Due to the intermittent nature of solar and wind, the grid system needs to be upgraded with more resilience to handle the generation-demand balance. However, grid upgrade requires huge technical efforts and infrastructure investment, which may take decades to happen. From the grid operator’s perspective, Ubiik believes that distributed renewable energy resources being consumed locally is the optimal approach to achieve sustainability in a much shorter term.
From the power consumer’s perspective, with many countries committing to a 100% carbon-free grid by 2040 to 2050, the clear target will lead to more incentives for new buildings and households to embrace renewables. Besides that, in the wake of more frequent ongoing natural disasters (e.g. hurricanes and wildfires) causing grid outages, homeowners are increasingly seeking reliable and affordable energy for their family’s needs.
Many countries are now liberalizing the electricity market structure and unlocking various value streams for distributed energy resources (DERs) to be economically feasible, for both utilities and power consumers.
Ubiik provides EMS SaaS to customers, or bundled with our partners’ hardware components (thermostats, batteries, meters and inverters) as a plug-and-play, cost-effective nanogrid system to help customers reduce carbon footprints, having backup power, while generating maximum revenues by providing grid services without sacrificing comforts.
Customers can have the option to deploy EMS solution with multiple scenarios:
Smart Battery Management
For customers needing basic load management, Ubiik’s EMS can help them monitor energy consumption in real-time. Customers can also remote control major appliances to reduce charges during peak demand hours.
In areas where a demand response program is available, our system can also help customers generate additional revenue by automatically or manually reducing load as needed by the electricity grid operators.
/ Optimize power usage (bill)
/ Participate in the demand response market
Ubiik's EMS can interface with aggregator platforms, or directly participating OpenADR programs, to provide grid services and bring value to local utilities:
/ Defer distribution network CapEx
To deal with growing loads or higher penetration of renewable tie-ins, aggregating Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) or Demand Responses (DRs) can defer or replace the need of distribution network projects. This reduces network costs significantly by reducing distribution constraints at times of peak demand in specific grid areas.
/ Mitigate transmission congestion issue
Utilities can create VPPs by aggregating for each substation, feeder/section, or even transformer. When a power flow issue occurs or a potential outage is identified, the SCADA/DMS system can execute the appropriate VPP to help address the power flow issue.
/ Ensure capacity/resource adequacy
Utility companies are normally required to fulfill Resource Adequacy (RA) requirements based on a forecast of future peak demand and reserves. They are obligated to maintain a certain amount of capacity/reserve available at different time-frames to ensure power reliability. By aggregating DERs or DRs, utilities can fulfill RA requirements without procurement from the wholesale market or without building additional new power generation capacity.