Renewables & Microgrids

Sustainable Energy Resources Planning & Management

Quanta Technology provides technical and business consulting services to help you plan and achieve progress for a sustainable energy future.

“Utilities are increasingly utilizing microgrids, and microgrid technology, to improve system performance and add greater predictability to the power distribution system. Industry projections are for continued rapid growth in the global microgrid market over the next several years. Quanta Technology is uniquely positioned to serve this growing market with a highly qualified staff of subject matter experts in renewable technologies, enterprise integration, protection, automation and controls and distribution system planning and management. These experts are at the forefront of microgrid development and technology advancement, participating in the development of standards and facilitating the planning and evolution of the next generation of innovations.”

Strategy & Planning – We help you plan renewable energy, energy storage, demand response and energy efficiency programs to meet renewable energy portfolio standards and address challenges and opportunities to achieve increased penetration levels.

  • Technical and business decision support to optimize renewable generation portfolio
  • Business case development forgeneration, transmission and distribution capacity credits, carbon and emission credits, partnering and ownership options
  • Regulatory support including filing development, interrogatory preparation and testimony

Asset Development – We help you execute your sustainable energy resources by designing the most cost effective and secure connections to the energy delivery grid and by exploring asset acquisition and management options, such as:

  • Financing, asset owner and power purchase agreements (PPA) options
  • T&D system connection requirements and impact studies
  • Generator interconnection studies
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) support

Technology Integration – We have been supporting North American utilities in several pilot demonstration projects and prototype developments for advanced technology integration. Our experts work closely with utility engineers to develop a conceptual design from proof of concept to proof of value through stage of design, testing, evaluation and commercialization. As a third party designer and evaluator, with no tie to any vendor, we consult with utilities to protect their intellectual property. Example prototype development projects are:

  • Plug-In Electric Vehicle Simulator (PEV SIM™)
  • BESS simulator and controller
  • Supervisory voltage and VAR controller (SVVC™) for wind farms
  • Versatile Microgrid Controller (VMC™)