Opus One’s GridOS Microgrid Energy Management System constantly monitors Opus One’s office and manages energy consumption throughout the centre to decrease overall carbon footprint. The system is connected to the grid to allow for “islanded” or disconnected operation and seamless transition from grid connected to islanded mode.
In addition, Opus One’s laboratory microgrid is equipped with solar, energy storage, electric vehicle charger integration, weather station and advanced controls as a testbed for technology development and demonstration of a commercial microgrid. An embedded residential microgrid with solar and battery storage demonstrates a third level of Grid-of-Grids management.
The laboratory is configured to showcase different distributed energy resources, management and control, and operational characteristics of microgrids.