Tennesse authority migrates to the cloud to manage ancillary services


US state-owned utility Tennesse Valley Authority has selected a technology partner for its energy demand management initiative.

Tennesse Valley Authority has selected Open Access Technology International for the provision of a demand response management system.

The system will help the energy provider to utilise capacity acquired from demand response and distributed energy resources in various ancillary service markets.

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The ancillary services include direct load control and Dispatch Voltage Regulation.

The platform will be used to simplify and automate the administration of demand management programmes, operational functionality, and analytics data.

The selection of the solution is part of the authority to develop a smart grid. The commissioning of the technology is scheduled in late 2019.

Tennesse Valley Authority provides wholesale electricity generation to 154 local power companies, as well as 58 directly served customers, and serves ten million customers in seven southeastern states.