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Smarter Grid Solutions agrees new enterprise licence with Western Power Distribution

SEP backed Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) has agreed a new enterprise licence deal with Western Power Distribution (WPD), the UK’s largest electricity distribution utility company by area.  WPD is to deploy SGS’ world-leading ANM Strata software across its entire network area in South Wales, the South West and the East and West Midlands.

ANM Strata is a highly flexible and scalable Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) software platform for wide-area coordination and control delivering an unparalleled level of grid or market optimization across multiple time horizons.  ANM Strata is used by distribution utilities, such as WPD, to manage network hosting capacity, implement flexibility services, deploy microgrids and optimise grid operations.

Brent Marshall, Chief Operating Officer of Smarter Grid Solutions, said “This new agreement marks a major change in how utilities are deploying our software as they roll-out our products to meet their customers’ demands.  The licence provides WPD with a platform to also meet emerging and future system needs, including management of battery storage and electric vehicle charging”.