DER Project
Implementation & Operations

Engineering for DER projects has evolved significantly as industry experiences has grown.  While still rooted in engineering fundamentals, engineering for inverter-based, DC-power assets such as energy storage requires additional engineering competencies that have not traditionally been needed by utilities.  Over the past several years, the industry has developed DER-focused tools and process that reflect the numerous stakeholders, complex coordination, and specialized services involved in DER projects.

A smooth project management and engineering process can significantly shorten the project development phase and result in projects that reliably meet deployment schedule targets.

SGP staff provides services catered to your organization’s need. Our team can engage projects holistically, acting as lead PM responsible for overall scope, schedule, and budget.  We can also provide a subset of specialized services such as contract compliance, inverter-based technical studies, or system commissioning oversight.

DER Project Management

Project management services by PMP certified staff across all phases of DER project development: conception and initiation, definition and planning, design and deployment, controls integration, commissioning and hand-over.

Owner’s Engineer Services

Project management and engineering review as the owner’s advocate to ensure strict adherence to contract requirements, technical specifications, and performance obligations during the design and deployment phase of a project.

Commissioning and Testing Support

Development and review of project commissioning and test plans and field oversight of test plan implementation. Services include witness of factory acceptance tests, equipment commissioning, operational testing, and performance testing.

Asset Operations and Management Advisory

Post-handover services aimed at developing asset maintenance plans and programs, dispatch optimization strategies, and end-of-life plant de-commissioning processes.

"SGP knows the energy storage market. SGP’s analytics and procurement support helped us launch our storage practice and move quickly on project opportunities"
Will Fischer, VP of Business Development, Summit Ridge Energy

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