DER Integrations:
A Five-Part Framework

In a rapidly changing power environment, electric utilities are under enormous pressure to help reduce carbon emissions.

In the years to come, utilities will need to integrate their demand-side programs with hundreds, if not thousands, of communication protocols.

With so much complexity and specialized knowledge involved, it will be challenging for utilities to master it all. In this playbook, integration experts define the basic technical aspects of device integration and explain why they’re important, including:

  • The difference between polling vs publishing APIs
  • Data modeling options for extracting information delivered via API
  • What data rates are, and why they’re important.​
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