New York, March 20, 2017 —Fast Company, the world’s leading progressive business publication announced today that GridOS® is the winner of its World Changing Ideas Awards in the Energy category. The award honors businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity.
Opus One Solutions’ GridOS won for enabling electricity grids to achieve significantly higher penetrations of distributed, renewable energy. Recognizing that due to limited visibility into the grid, electric utilities must plan with an abundance of caution when connecting distributed energy, GridOS provides visibility into the ‘DNA’ of the grid with real-time state estimation, situational awareness and advanced analytics to optimize complex power flows. It also allows for the creation of new business models where utilities and customers can mutually benefit from the increased growth of distributed, renewable generation and energy storage.
“We are honored that GridOS has been recognized as a World Changing Idea by Fast Company who inspires readers to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead conversations, and create the future of business,” says Joshua Wong, President and CEO of Opus One Solutions. “These principles parallel Opus One’s motivation in developing GridOS to address the challenges and opportunities of the modern electricity grid.”
“Fast Company has always insisted that being a force for good has to be a key element for any business,” says Fast Company editor and managing director Robert Safian. “These World Changing Idea award winners show how organizations around the world are embracing the ideals of creativity and innovation to create enormous impact.”
The World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 12 winners and nearly 200 finalists. A panel of eminent judges selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 1,200. Other Honorees include big-name brands like GE, Microsoft, Airbnb and nonprofits like Ideo.org and the U.N. World Food Programme. The 2017 awards featured entries from across the globe, from Pakistan to Brazil to Kenya.
About Opus One Solutions
Opus One Solutions is a software engineering and solutions company with the vision of a Connected Distributed Energy Network. Through GridOS®, its intelligent energy networking platform, Opus One optimizes complex power flows so that it can deliver real-time energy management to distribution utilities and other managers of distributed energy assets. GridOS is modular, scalable, and integrates seamlessly with existing data systems to unlock greater potential for distributed energy resources, including renewable generation, energy storage, and responsive demand. GridOS also facilitates the management of microgrids — from homes to businesses to communities — for unparalleled grid resiliency and value to the electricity customer. www.opusonesolutions.com twitter: @OpusOneSolns.
About the World Changing Ideas Awards
World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners and finalists based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With a goal of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start work on solving the problems that affect us all.