Utilities can generate higher revenues using GridLink to monetize DG than compared to the status quo (i.e. traditional T/D upgrades). The GridLink platform provides utilities with valuable ancillary services that can be sold in grid regulation markets. With GridLinked-enabled microgrids, utilities gain access to distributed power sources at significantly lower rates than peaking power plants.
Amidst the changing energy industry, utilities must still maintain a safe and reliable grid. Regardless of the type or quantity of DG, GridLink looks the exact same to a utility network operator. Instead of mechanical switches, GridLink uses modern power electronics to provide two-way fault current protection, as well as instantaneous frequency and voltage control. GridLink is the new standard for interconnecting DG.
GridLink equips utilities to face new demands for implementing customer-owned distributed energy resources in order to reduce carbon footprints. Sites can expect a 15-20% increase in fuel use efficiency by using GridLink to interconnect DG. With the ability to seamlessly switch between importing and exporting power, GridLink can be integral to large-scale renewables that require intermittent supplemental power.