Pacific Controls Smart Grid Services Products include Galaxy, Gbots, and the Gbots-powered Virtual Building Energy NetworkTM, Smart Community ManagerTM , and GridAgentsTM.
GridAgents enable the first true embedded intelligence tools connecting Building-to-Grid (B2G) and SmartGrid domains, extending to the edge infrastructure. GridAgents combine smart building controls with Distributed Energy Resources (DER) into active aggregation networks on the distribution system. These support voltage regulation, smart charging, and demand response for both localized and feeder level balancing, and asset management.
Self-managed agent software
Dynamically adapts to changing runtime conditions
Agents learn, providing knowledge, continuous improvement, and decision support
Easy to setup and use Pre-configured agents, planning routines, and analytics for typical grid resources Flexible, Plug-and-Play applications and tools Smart deployment Modular deployment of solutions. Open Architecture Remote and automatic configuration and customization Run multiple applications on small footprint devices
Predictive and Adaptive Controls GridAgents implement predictive and adaptive controls. Integrate DERs into the distribution system with storage and load controls.
Plug‐and‐Play GridAgents on‐the‐fly, automated, remote software updates,are not dependent on specific hardware or device implementation. Support for evolving open standards and/or pluggable protocol translation.
Virtual Agent Models Model the behavior of DERs over direct TCP/IP connections without any hardware gateway premise device. Using cloud‐computing, the agents can be located in the most cost-effective manner. Significant integration and hardware cost savings over current solutions.
Pacific Controls Energy Services will continue to be the market leader in predictive energy market analytics, using intelligent agents; which allows the integration of building energy modeling, building automation, and smart grid controls. The solutions will continuously reduce the cost of B2G Energy Services. The intelligent agents allow for dynamic identification, aggregation, capture, and mitigation of energy demand through demand response and continuous energy management. This transforms the nature of the energy services business, giving customers more control. They acquire the ability to optimize assets and sell cost reductions into the electric grid distribution automation value chain.