Greensmith - End-to-End Energy Storage Management Software
Greensmith Energy designs and deploys the world’s most advanced energy storage systems. From grid-scale to behind-the-meter and microgrid solutions, the Greensmith GEMS software platform enables effective and efficient delivery of stable power with unsurpassed performance and profitability.
The traditional approach for managing storage assets is to deploy a plant controller that interacts with the batteries and a power control system (PCS) layered on top of the battery management system (BMS). Greensmith utilizes a software-based plant controller (GEMS) that interacts directly with the battery, the PCS, and the BMS. Benefits include:
- Battery Optimization
GEMS is tightly integrated with the BMS to leverage Greensmith’s battery optimization algorithms-extending the life of the system
Generate multiple revenue streams by stacking applications, dynamically adjust based on market conditions and adapt to regulatory changes
Leveraging software-based intelligence, enabling modifications as applications and conditions evolve
- Fleet Management
Integrate multiple battery assets into a consolidated management tool. With seamless integration into Distribution Management Systems—battery storage becomes another distribution asset, in addition to renewables
The GEMS software platform, now in its fifth generation, follows the highest performance and safety standards. As a result, deployed systems have achieved 99.9 percent uptime. With storage available on demand, you maximize the system’s lifetime return on investment. Our systems have also recorded a flawless safety record, thanks to a rigorous, two-step testing procedure that begins at our Herndon, Virginia, facility and ends in the field. Greensmith provides full lifecycle support from design and integration to deployment and management so all systems achieve optimal results.
Backed by world-class technical expertise and software innovation, Greensmith has demonstrated solutions for some of the most critical challenges facing utilities: easing demands on aging infrastructure, adapting to a higher penetration of renewables, and improving grid reliability. With the industry’s most tested and proven systems, Greensmith strengthens all links in the energy storage value chain.
Greensmith established roots in grid-scale energy storage. the most challenging market segment. in 2011. We developed a flexible yet robust software platform. the Greensmith Energy Management System (GEMS), to address the industry’s greatest obstacles. Backed by GEMS. now the most widely deployed energy storage management software. our expertise and technology set the standard for quality. reliability. and innovation.
Holistic Technology Platform
Designing. integrating, and deploying grid-scale storage requires deep industry knowledge, as energy storage is a system of systems with great potential for failure if any one piece is out of sync Greensmith has over 100 collective years of expertise in battery and power control systems (PCS). container designs and strategies, and system design and safety. Our solution is built to manage the toughest challenges on the grid.
The GEMS platform is powering over one-third of all the energy storage capacity in the U.S.. including the most advanced installations.
Key benefits include:
- Seamless utility back-office system integration (including SCADA, DMS, DERMS)
- Asset management & optimization to monitor storage assets and extend battery life
- Flexible fleet management
- Balance of plant integration with HVAC, fire safety, and security components
- Real-time equipment monitoring
- Secure access to the GEMS portal with role-based authentication
- Streamlined operations & maintenance with integrated notification and reporting
Advanced, Proven, Reliable
Greensmith is working with some of the largest and most progressive utilities and utility partners to deliver grid-scale solutions for stability. increased renewable penetration. and aging infrastructure. By doing so. we enable our customers to create new revenue streams and offer new services to their customers.
As complex distributed energy systems that feature local generation and storage to power groups of inter-connected loads, microgrids present a unique set of challenges for grid owners and operators. These electrically islanded systems can operate with or without a connection to the grid. The ability to operate independently assures reliability and resiliency for customers with critical power needs who cannot afford untimely service interruptions. With dynamic energy storage control software, microgrids can take on a high penetration of renewables while optimizing various generation sources to provide the most cost-effective power source and providing stable and reliable power to the grid.
GEMS: Enabling a System of Systems
Operating as a system of systems, energy storage is dynamically managing complex commands in real-time. Like any other system of systems, without the proper control mechanisms, if any one piece is out of sync—the entire system itself is at risk. The GEMS software platform provides the essential architecture for safe and reliable microgrids, while ensuring maximum return on investment by enabling optimal storage system design, integration, and operation.
System-Wide Expertise + Best-in-Class Technology
Greensmith has been successfully designing and deploying microgrid solutions since 2010—with a 100 percent safety record. Microgrids are complex systems, yet they are essential to the evolution of the electrical grid. Our deep system expertise combined with industry-leading technology enables our customers to safely and successfully deploy advanced, resilient, and reliable microgrids around the world.