New Solar Incentive Program Comes to Santa Ana

SANTA ANA, April 27 2020. Kitu Systems, in conjunction with Southern California Edison, is rolling out a solar and storage incentive program called EASE, funded by the Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission. The EASE program aims to evaluate the effects of high penetration solar energy and battery storage systems on the grid. In exchange for customer participation, EASE offers up to 100 eligible participants serviced by the Camden Substation, in Santa Ana, significant financial assistance to deploy solar energy systems.


Solar-Log and Kitu Systems, Inc. Boost Availability of Rule 21 Solutions in California

March 16, 2020. Bethel, CT: Solar-LogTM and Kitu Systems, Inc. announce a collaboration to offer expert solar plant monitoring, control, and communication solutions which meet the new California’s Rule 21 mandate. Starting on March 22nd, all smart inverters deployed with solar and energy storage installations in California are required to be capable of communications with the utility and provide a set of grid-support functions.

By combining Solar-Log’s hardware-agnostic WEB Enerest™ enhanced solar monitoring, controlling and energy management software with Kitu Systems’ CSIP-certified Spark™ client and Convoy™ aggregator, the two companies will accelerate the market availability of a new generation of renewable energy solutions capable of grid-support functions, benefitting both solar and storage providers and end customers.


EDD to lead $4.9MM U.S. DOE Project for Resilient DER Integration

November 21, 2019. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Electrical Distribution Design (EDD) to lead a project focused on increasing solar situational awareness and grid resilience through threat detection. EDD, working with project partners PEPCO Holdings (PHI), Clean Power Research (CPR), Florida State University (FSU), Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), University of Delaware (UD), Dominion Voltage Inc. (DVI), and KITU Systems will focus on the combined use of simulation with operational data and the overlay of communication network data to determine points of threat.


SunSpec Alliance Advances Security for Distributed Energy Resource Systems


October 22, 2019. The SunSpec Alliance and members Doosan GridtechKitu Systems, and Wivity announced the creation of the SunSpec Blockchain Work Group. The work group will create requirements and specifications for a decentralized application to protect the security credentials of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) systems such as solar PV systems and electric vehicles.

Since DERs are expected to play a large role in energy generation, the need to protect against potential threats is high. The work group will initially address the threat of supply chain attacks that compromise security credentials. Its recommendations will be released in early 2020. “SunSpec has played a large role in creating standards for DERs and we expect the Blockchain Work Group to contribute immensely to the security of the grid,” said Tom Tansy, Chairman of the SunSpec Alliance. “This industry has already done a lot to secure DER technologies, but as they get deployed in the field it is critical to extend the same level of protection to operational aspects” added Gordon Lum, CTO of Kitu Systems.



Awesense and Kitu Systems Partner to Accelerate DERMS Deployments

Kitu Systems and Awesense Wireless announce partnership to help electric utilities successfully deploy Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS).

Kitu’s unique expertise in secure and scalable communications with Distributed Energy Resources (DER), combined with Awesense’s data ingestion, visualization and analytical capabilities constitute a unique and comprehensive portfolio of integrated solutions that address all the requirements of a DERMS.  


Kitu Systems' Upgraded Citadel Software Enables Utility Customers To Selectively Control And Coordinate Distributed Energy Resources

Kitu Systems further strengthens its utility customers ability to monitor and send controls to Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) in advance of utilities deploying full Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS).

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- DistribuTECH – Kitu Systems unveiled the latest evolution of its Citadel™ software family, a major component of its industry-leading intelligent communication platform for new energy networks.

Citadel is a scalable communication server that helps manage and coordinate distributed energy resources.  Citadel interfaces with CSIP-compliant devices or aggregators and offers an application programming interface (API) called Northgate™ to DERMS for comprehensive network optimization.


Kitu Systems Announces Smart EV Charging For The Home

Kitu Systems' Convoy™ electric vehicle charging management platform will provide smart charging services to residential customers on path toward scalable vehicle-to-grid integration.

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- DistribuTECH -- Electric Vehicle (EV) owners can now experience the benefits of smart charging at their homes.

Smart charging features such as access control, payment services and/or load management are increasingly common at work, retail destinations and at public charging facilities. Now, Kitu Systems will bring smart charging benefits home, providing advanced monitoring and management capabilities.


Kitu Systems Announces Software Suite for California Rule 21

SAN DIEGO, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kitu Systems announces the availability of its Convoy DER Communications Aggregator, upgrades of its Spark and Citadel product lines to support IEEE 2030.5-2018, and the release of its NorthGate API to interface with utilities' grid management systems.

  • Starting February 22nd 2019, smart inverters in California will be required to support communications with utility systems

  • Kitu provides an end-to-end software portfolio implementing Rule 21 communications, including device software, utility server, and cloud aggregator

  • Kitu supports the recently published version of the IEEE 2030.5-2018 standard


EV drivers can now charge their vehicle at 7,000 ft in Ridgway, Colorado thanks to Kitu Systems

RIDGWAY, Colo., March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Town of Ridgway deployed the Kitu ConvoyTM charging solution, becoming one of the first communities in Colorado to provide residents, travelers and commuters with a convenient, user-friendly and fast way to charge electric vehicles (EV).

  • Ridgway actively supports alternative energy initiatives

  • Kitu delivered charging equipment and Convoy charge management solution

  • Driver response is enthusiastic, and usage exceeds expectations


Grid-stabilizing solar-plus-storage systems launched by Kitu Systems and Pika Energy in Southern California

SAN DIEGO and WESTBROOK, Maine, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kitu Systems and Pika Energy will deliver a grid-interactive solar-plus-storage solution implementing the second phase of California Rule 21, featuring the Pika Energy IslandTM and Kitu ConvoyTM service platform for distributed energy resources (DER).

Kitu and Pika:

  • offer Rule 21 Phase 2 compliant solar-plus-storage solutions

  • participate in a SunSpec initiative to foster Rule 21 implementation

  • partner with Sullivan Solar for first customer deployments

  • enable DER communication aggregation for utilities


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