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.

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

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First DRP and SC to register demand-side resources as a Proxy Demand Resource in the CAISO wholesale market

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First DRP and SC to offer demand-side resources certified for ancillary services and put into production in the CAISO market

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First third party to integrate battery storage and EV fleets directly into the CAISO market

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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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Development and certification of the first CAISO-certified software Remote Intelligent Gateway for telemetry

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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

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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 formed the basis for the current DR Auction Mechanism program in California

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

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