This IDC PlanScape highlights digital transformation for distributed energy resource management systems (DERMSs).The use cases related to DERMSs are aligned across three time horizons: Horizon 1 identifies use cases that can be deployed immediately as they are core and foundational capabilities that help bring real-time awareness to the performance and availability of DERs. Horizon 2 identifies midterm use cases related to DERMSs that enable a utility to manage and control DERs. Horizon 3 uses cases are considered to be more aspirational and can allow utilities to predict the performance and health of DERs in order to best optimize a utility's distribution system. "This IDC PlanScape lays out the basic framework for a digital transformation strategy in the areas of DERMSs. Utilities can customize their own DX strategy for DERMSs depending on the utility size, the number of DERs in the utility's footprint, and the unique needs of the utility's customers as they relate to distributed energy resource management," states John Villali, research director, IDC Energy Insights.
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- Strategic Priority: Digital Grid
- Digital Grid Program: Distributed Energy
- Digital Grid Program: Predictive Grid
- Strategic Priority: Connected Assets
- Connected Assets Program: Smart Assets
- Connected Assets Program: Strategic Asset Management
- Strategic Priority: Connected Customers
- Connected Customers Program: Reliability as a Service
- Connected Customers Program: Customer Transparency