Recorded on November 30, 2022

Sunshine or Shade—Do you know when or where?

Most utilities are reticent to integrate BTM telemetry with control room systems because it violates the ‘airgap’ principle for mission-critical Operations Technology (OT). But acquiring real-time PV generation data and integrating it into utility and new energy aggregators operations is a critical need for the effective integration of DER into grid operations for flexibility and resilience. The ‘Virtual Airgap’ concept is a cloud-based integration layer that decouples PV data collection from OT systems like EMS or ADMS.

The BetterGrids Foundation will host this Webinar on The Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) funded project—(PIVA) PV Integration using a Virtual Airgap.

About GridBright, Inc. | GridBright is the grid management specialists of the utility industry.  GridBright helps the electric industry improve grid operations through smarter solutions for managing resiliency, distributed resources, and renewables.  GridBright was awarded the contract by ARPA-E to develop and ensure long term operations of the Grid Data Repository.  To learn more, visit

About the DOE ARPA-E GRID DATA Initiative | The GRID DATA program funds the development of large-scale, realistic, validated, and open-access power system network models. These models will have the detail required to allow the successful development and testing of transformational power system optimization and control algorithms. To learn more, visit

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