GridEdge Networks – Enables Interconnection of Large-Scale Renewable Generation

GridEdge Networks, located in Westford MA, develops and sells highly reliable and cost-effective unintentional islanding protection systems to electric utilities and independent power producers. The GridEdge Networks products are located at the edge of the distribution grid and use its innovative Distributed Generation Permissive (DGP) technology that significantly reduces interconnection costs and interconnection time, and simplifies installation for the electric utility and the power generation customer. They enable deployment of protection and monitoring applications while leveraging existing infrastructure and utility assets.

GridEdge Networks is the inventor of the Distributed Generation Permissive™ (DGP) technology and the Distributed Generation Transfer Trip Protection (DG-TTP) solution used for integration of renewable generation. The company has a long history of innovations with Power Line Carrier (PLC) technologies and is actively involved with IEEE-PES and the next generation IEEE-1547 standard for interconnection of Distributed Energy Resources (DER).

The DGP product line is based on a unique powerline communications permissive technology that was developed under the guidance of the largest electric utility in New England. The Distributed Generation Protection (DGP) innovation is patent protected under US patent number 9,733,632 – Method and System for Distributed Generation Trip Protection using Power Line Carrier Signaling.