Energy Storage Architecture
Wave is based on a distributed control strategy that makes it easy to integrate any type of distributed energy resource (generation, storage or loads), visualize and monitor assets, and optimally dispatch them for different applications. Dispatch can be carried out manually, scheduled ahead of time, or performed automatically to meet specific objectives.
Wave Energy Storage Manager allows storage fleet operators to connect energy storage devices of any type from any vendor to the system and use the storage portfolio for operations such as active and reactive power import or export control, ramp rate control, net-energy firming, renewables balancing, and state of charge management.
Wave® Apps are managed by the Wave® Application Manager (WAM). Wave® Apps are extensions to Wave® that add business logic to meet user-specific objectives.
System-level objectives are carried out by the Distribution Network Manager (DNM). The DNM stores the full representation of the DER portfolio including assets, connectivity, and capabilities of the overall system.
Groups of Assets are hosted and managed by Control Area Managers (CAM). Groups give Spirae Wave® the ability to aggregate DER into dynamic portfolios assignable to different system capabilities.
An Asset is any distributed energy resource that Spirae Wave® needs to know about in order to manage the system under its control. Assets are hosted by Energy Resource Managers (ERM). Spirae Wave® uses a standardized catalog of assets to easily interface with and manage assets.
Spirae Wave’s® software processes communicate via a dedicated bus called the Wave® Communications Bus (WCB) that manages transport of time sensitive data.
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