Winners of DRAM announced

Greentech Media article shares winners of DRAM contracts in “California Picks Winners for First-Ever Auction of Distributed Energy as Demand...

Olivine wins Fierce Innovation Award!

Olivine Inc. has been selected as a winner of this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards:  Energy Edition, a utility-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceEnergy and Smart Grid News.  The company won the End Use: Demand Response/Demand-Side Management...

Olivine CEO Beth Reid explains the DRAM

Bids for California’s Demand Response Auction Mechanism (DRAM) are due today (10/26). Under this program, the state’s IOUs will acquire at least 22 MW of resource adequacy (RA) in 2016 giving participants access to the wholesale market. Olivine has been a...

SSP Refinements

We are making some updates to the SSP! The following changes will be made effective Thursday, October 1, 2015, with all other aspects of the pilot to remain the same. 1) Remove the requirement to bid at the NBT Qualifying bid blocks may now be at any price between the...

Are you ready to take advantage of the DRAM? 

California is gearing up for the Demand Response Auction Mechanism (DRAM) Pilot this fall. The DRAM will use an open bidding process to enable the state’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to secure enough demand response (DR) resources to meet their resource adequacy...

SSP incorporates real-time market participation

Olivine, through PG&E’s SSP Pilot has enabled capabilities for real time market operations allowing Participants to bid into the real time market and receive dispatches with 5 minutes notification periods using Olivine’s infrastructure.  The...

New post on the DERP Proposal

This month, the CAISO Board of Governors approved the Distributed Energy Resource Provider Proposal.  Having followed these efforts closely — and having fielded many questions about it — we wrote a blog post on the proposal, how it helps, and what further...

DERP Proposal Takes Step to Ease Market Access Challenges

When the CAISO Board of Governor’s approved the DER Provider Proposal earlier this month, it took a critical enabling step to support market access for aggregated Distributed Energy Resources (DERs).  Next, the CAISO will draft tariff language and other supporting...