- Published: 23 February 2017 23 February 2017
ABB has invested in Enbala Power Networks, a developer of software for managing power distribution networks. The investment was made through ABB’s venture capital unit, ABB Technology Ventures. T
oday’s grid operators require digital solutions to deal with challenges posed by the increasing amount of intermittent renewable and distributed energy sources being integrated into the grid. This is driven by the need to keep the grid balanced and optimised in real-time as we accommodate more wind turbines and photovoltaic panels on roof tops. ABB and Enbala are joining forces to develop a new distributed energy resource management system (DERMS), which will enable utilities, energy service companies and grid operators to efficiently manage the entire lifecycle of distributed energy resources, like solar and wind. It will also enable more active participation from energy consumers. The two companies will also work on new capabilities to seamlessly integrate distributed energy resources into ABB’s microgrid solutions.