Customized team has been at the forefront of evaluation of emerging technologies for integration in electric grid and behind the meter applications since 2004. Customized team currently works with over 300 clients around the globe on providing consulting and services focused on opportunities in North America and India.
The CES Team has been involved with evaluation of various energy storage projects in various markets internationally. Our research and consulting activities have covered complete range of demand response and energy storage technologies including compressed air energy storage (CAES), Pumped Hydro, Sodium Sulfur (NAS), flow batteries (VRB & ZBB), Lithium Ion batteries and flywheels. These project evaluations have included estimation of power flow analysis and congestion analysis for the proposed project based on the specific location. We also incorporate probabilistic scenario analysis to perform a thorough sensitivity analysis based on potential uncertainties in the market. We maintain databases of historical energy in all markets and use the location specific pricing information in the project evaluation.
Customized team has already developed various algorithms to optimize the CAES and other energy storage technologies. Customized team has authored numerous technical papers including reports on demand response and energy storage for New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), American Public Power Association (APPA), The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) U.S. Department of Energy & National Energy Technology Labs (NETL), Various market participants including utilities, project developers and technology companies Apart from these analytical and market analysis services, Customized team also provides operational and scheduling support for various energy storage facilities in PJM and NYISO. We are also in process of providing similar services to projects in other regions across US and internationally as well. Some of these facilities are currently under construction or early stage or project development and will become operational within next 6 to 12 months, thus providing additional operational experience with energy storage facilities to the Customized team.
Smart Grid Initiatives
Customized team has been active in various areas related to smart grid component implementation in US and India, including project feasibility evaluation, development of roadmap, providing consulting and training services and providing operational services through our Market Operations Center. Customized team members have been selected as expert evaluator for various US DOE smart grid and energy storage projects in US and are also involved in number of innovative smart grid projects in India.
Demand Response in US:
Customized team has been involved in the development of demand response program in various competitive markets in US since early 2000-01, and started providing active demand response services to various customers in 2004. Currently, Customized is managing around 450 MW of Demand Response from a combination of Behind the meter (BTM), industrial and direct load control (DLC) clients in the United States. Demand Response capacity managed by Customized spans across 146 individual customers covering emergency, economic and ancillary services.
Demand Response in India:
Presently, Customized is assisting Tata Power Distribution Company Limited in implementation of Indias first Demand Response Program with the objective of achieving load curtailment of 15 MW. Customized team worked closely with Tata Power team to develop the framework for this DR program and have developed complete operational strategy including development of Customer Baseline methodology appropriate to meet the client goals. Customized team is responsible for the customer education, assessment of DR potential, development of operational strategy for the customer. Customized team has so far recruited customers with total peak load reduction capability of ~10MW. Customized team is working with Tata Power to enroll additional customers and achieve the full 15 MW DR goal by August 2012. Customized has already successfully implemented four Demand Response events called by Tata Power Distribution Company Limited and achieved the coincidental load curtailment of over 12 MW.