Extended Capabilities Software
SIMPLE LEVEL signals have allowed values ( 0,1,2,3 ) which declare signal properties such as status or level. There are 20 additional signal names made available in 2.0b which allow complex operations.
One Signal Name available is LOAD_CONTROL which has 4 Signal Types. For this example we will use xLoadControlSetpoint which will accept any whole numeric value.
The VTN will send a start and end time as usual but in this case the Signal Value could be any large number such as 2341226 which will invoke a special control logic in the GRIDlink.
The GRIDlink can also break the number down so part depicts the control logic and part depicts the set point.
The user working with our staff can construct a system that produces a uniquely custom response.
As a standalone solution, GRIDlink MVmeter can be installed in the local area network and pump meter readings to the GRIDview Cloud from behind firewalls without opening ports.
- Implement a pilot program for a small number of test units before an Open ADR Server vendor is selected.
- Automate an existing manual system.
- Use as a “Starter” or “Low Scale” DR program.