November 19, 2020. San Diego, California -- Kitu Systems, the leader in the evolution to New Energy Networks, today announced completion of its Systems and Organization Controls (SOC) for Services Organization (SOC 2) Type 2 compliance as of October 15, 2020. The examination was performed by an independent auditing firm, and its scope included the 2017 Trust Services Criteria (TSP section 100) regarding Common Criteria/Security, Availability, and Processing Integrity. Achieving SOC 2 Type 2 compliance enhances Kitu’s position as a trusted partner for utilities and all parties that rely on the security and integrity of the electric grid.
October 7, 2020. San Diego, California – Kitu Systems announces SunSpec certification of its Citadel™ IEEE 2030.5 utility server, joining the ranks of other products in its Azimuth™ platform for DER interconnection.
California Electric Rule 21 governs the interconnection requirements between generation facilities and utilities' distribution systems. Rule 21 mandates the use of IEEE 2030.5 as the default communication protocol for smart inverters. Effective June 2020, all smart inverters deployed in the three California IOU territories must be certified to be compliant with the SunSpec Common Smart Inverter Profile (CSIP).
New Solar Incentive Program Comes to Santa Ana
April 27 2020. Santa Ana, California - 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 Gridtech, Kitu 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.
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