Control System to Integrate Renewables
Onset owns a patented control technology that integrates large amounts of renewable energy into the grid. The technology, called UniGen, makes electricity generated intermittently by wind and solar PV both predictable and firm. It does so by directly coupling sources of renewable generation with other, existing generation sources or with storage batteries. The result is that the output of these renewable energy sources can be scheduled in the market without the risk of incurring schedule deviation fees or athe high and volatile cost of balancing energy. Grid operators are excited about this approach because it allows them to remain in compliance with NERC standards. Innovative wind and solar developers are excited about UniGen becuase it enhances the value of the energy they produce and gives them a competitive advantage.