Accomplishments & Awards

Working hard to create a pathway for the rapidly growing numbers of distributed energy resources (DERs) to gain access to energy markets and the grid.

Designing first-of-a-kind, proof-of-concept projects, Olivine has developed unique approaches, especially relating to behind-the-meter challenges. We are the first and only third-party to bid demand-side technologies into California’s wholesale market. Here are some of our accomplishments.

Fierce Innovation Award 2015

Winner of the 2015 Fierce Energy Innovation Award for End Use: Demand Response/Demand-Side Management category for its innovative, industry-leading product, the Olivine DER Platform

Grid Edge Award 2016

Olivine is honored by GreenTech Media with a 2016 Grid Edge Award recognizing Olivine as one of 20 companies making change on the cutting edge of distributed energy and grid integration.

Points of Pride

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Olivine-administered program, Pacific Gas and Electric’s Supply-Side Pilot, was named a finalist in the 2016 DistribuTech Awards for demand response and energy efficiency

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First demand-side resources to be certified and put into production in California (working with SDG&E)

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First third-party to register demand side resources as PDR in California markets

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Developed a model for linking direct participation in the wholesale market to capacity payments from the utility (under PG&E’s Intermittent Renewable Management Pilot) that is the basis for the current DR Auction Mechanism pilot

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First third party to provide battery storage into the California markets

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Consultant for the development of the CA Energy Storage Roadmap

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Technical integration of energy storage systems and EV fleets directly into energy markets

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Development and certification of the first CAISO certified software RIG (Remote Intelligent Gateway) for telemetry

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Development of an operational market simulation system to enable battery storage and other resources to test their systems using real market data prior to full interconnection and integration

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