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 Fierce Energy Innovation Award for End Use: Demand Response/Demand-Side Management category for its innovative, industry-leading product, the Olivine DER Platform
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
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
First demand-side resources to be certified and put into production in California (working with SDG&E)
First third-party to register demand side resources as PDR in California markets
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
First third party to provide battery storage into the California markets
Consultant for the development of the CA Energy Storage Roadmap
Technical integration of energy storage systems and EV fleets directly into energy markets
Development and certification of the first CAISO certified software RIG (Remote Intelligent Gateway) for telemetry
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