January 27, 2022 – Sargent & Lundy recently completed a third-party review of Apparent Inc.’s (Apparent) technology offerings centered around its Intelligent Grid Operating System (igOS), an energy management software-based platform which aims to maximize operational and economic benefits for prosumers.
Apparent’s technology can help address some of the challenges associated with cost-effectively integrating and managing high levels of distributed energy resources (DERs) and inverter-based generation into the electrical grid. DERs include generation resources, energy storage and efficiency resources, and demand response resources. Apparent’s proprietary hardware, including the igOS Gateway device, solar PV microinverter, battery “Blade Inverter,” and auxiliary devices, communicate with the igOS software. Third-party assets such as solar PV hardware, battery energy storage systems (BESS), EV chargers, and other generating DER sources can also be integrated into the system.
The increasing number of DERs being installed behind-the-meter has resulted in many energy consumers becoming prosumers, customers who produce their own electricity and occasionally consume electricity from the grid. Apparent’s igOS provides users real-time insight into their electrical generation and consumption that is used to optimize system performance. The technology also facilitates electricity market participation.
In addition to reviewing Apparent’s technology, Sargent & Lundy also analyzed its system and communication security.
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Note: Sargent & Lundy prepared this report at the request of Apparent Inc. based on the information provided, without regard to the cost of the product. Any use or reliance upon this report by others is at their sole risk.