Grid Support Services


From independent power producers to renewable developers to large and small utilities, our SME’s are here to help your organization succeed.

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Energy Storage Modeling

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Electricity Markets

Our clients leverage GridSME’s extensive experience in and in-depth knowledge of electricity markets. We were among the pioneers of the electricity markets, from the early days of zonal markets to today’s nodal markets, and more recently the western energy imbalance market. We can assist your organization in the key facets of electricity markets, including policy development, market design, performance analysis, full-network modeling, metering, bidding, and settlement. We help clients understand how the markets operate, what products and services they are eligible and best-suited to offer, market risks, and how to mitigate risk.
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Training Courses


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CAISO Electricity Markets Training

GridSME offers a classroom style in-person training program customizable to your organization’s needs. Clients use this service to build and grow their teams’ competencies and knowledge of the CAISO wholesale electricity markets. The training gives your team a deeper understanding of CAISO markets, risk mitigation techniques, bidding strategies, and market settlements allowing your organization to better utilize its assets. Our training program is customizable to your organization’s needs. We work with your team to plan the content and develop customized scenarios and strategies to manage and mitigate risks unique to you.

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Energy Storage Operations and Revenue Modeling (eStorm)

Using GridSME’s eStorm tool, our clients can model the operations and revenue from standalone storage or generation+storage projects. eStorm uses a market-simulated approach where the battery submits economic bids, based on information known during the bidding period like State of Charge and recent prices, to act as a resource in the wholesale energy and ancillary service markets down to the 5MM granularity. Because eStorm uses known information and does not incorporate a hindsight bias, it does not require a discount to the model’s revenue stream results, allowing for reduced capital costs and maximum project returns.

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Market-based Modeling

eStorm

  • A summary of operations (e.g., SOC, number of cycles, and degradation) and revenue results by year and spanning the project's lifetime
  • Annual energy arbitrage revenue broken down by market type (DAM, FMM, and 5MM)
  • Annual ancillary service revenue broken down by Spinning Reserves, and both Regulation Up and Down

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    ISO Services

    Whether it is interpreting and understanding a Tariff or Business Practice Manual, obtaining and maintaining access to market participant portals, or working through ISO/RTO rules and processes, our SME's are here to support your organization. Many of our SME’s enjoyed long careers at one or more ISO and understand where to get answers and how to solve complex problems. Contact us to learn more about our CAISO Cyber Account Services

    IT Leadership Services

    Virtual CIO, CTO, CISO Services

    When you need expertise at your fingertips to support your IT/OT strategy, GridSME’s Executive Leadership team is here for you.

    These seasoned industry leaders have been involved in various evolutions of the grid and are available to assist you with strategy, mission-critical projects, corporate change management, IT / OT assessments, or simply provide an expert sounding board for you and your leadership team.

    This team, comprised of Jim Schinski, Bryan Kearny, Ernie Hayden, and Rob Sukhwani, has decades of pragmatic experience to help your IT organization execute its goals, and realize savings and efficiencies along the way.

    From cyber security to IT operations and ICS, get top-notch C-level expertise at a fraction the cost of hiring a full-time professional. Tap into this cross-domain and multi-industry knowledge to complement your existing teams, both at a strategic and tactical level.

    IT Program / Project Management

    Our focus is to bridge the gap between the industry’s operators, engineers, and back-office user needs and the ability for vendors to serve those needs. This includes analyzing true business requirements vs. how work is done today, matching up functional requirements with technical solutions, and vendor management. We represent decades of lessons learned and know what rabbit holes to avoid.