Accomplishments & AwardsWorking 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.
Winner of the 2015 SmartGridNews Fierce Energy Innovation Award for the Olivine DER Platform
Winner of the 2019 PLMA PaceSetter Award for the PG&E Excess Supply Pilot Program
Finalist of the 2016 DistribuTech Awards for demand response and energy efficiency for the PG&E Supply-Side Pilot
Winner of the 2016 GTM Grid Edge Award for making a difference in the field of distributed energy and grid integration
Winner of the 2021 PLMA Thought Leader Award for the Sonoma Clean Power Grid Savvy Community Program
Points of Pride
First DRP and SC to register demand-side resources as a Proxy Demand Resource in the CAISO wholesale market
First DRP and SC to offer demand-side resources certified for ancillary services and put into production in the CAISO market
First third party to integrate battery storage and EV fleets directly into the CAISO market
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
Development and certification of the first CAISO-certified software Remote Intelligent Gateway for telemetry
First third party (in partnership with Tesla) to provide spinning reserve capacity resources in the CAISO market utilizing Meter Generator Output (MGO), or sub-metering performance methodology, from an aggregation of behind-the-meter battery energy storage resources
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 formed the basis for the current DR Auction Mechanism program in California