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What Utility CIOs Need to Know Right Now About DERMS

Published: 31 January 2019

ID: G00374647

Analyst(s): Zarko Sumic , Ethan Cohen


As distributed energy resource systems continue to grow, integrating and orchestrating them into energy markets is becoming more daunting. Utility CIOs must have a basic understanding of DERMS to have reasonable expectations and to be able to evaluate promising solutions in this emerging market.

Table Of Contents



  • Technology Definition
  • Standards
  • Operating Requirements
  • Uses
  • Benefits and Risks
  • Technology Alternatives
    • Status Quo
    • In-House Solution
    • Vendor-Provided DERMS Solution
  • Recommendations

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