Small-scale energy has a big role to play
SwitchDin gives energy companies - network operators, electricity retailers and integrated utilities - the tools they need to securely integrate and manage diverse mixes of small-scale distributed energy resources (DERs) to optimise system-wide outcomes for everyone.
We do this by working with players across the energy sector, with clients and partners that include not only utilities, but also equipment manufacturers, solar installers and energy end-users themselves.
We’re building the foundations for a smooth energy transition
More and more homes & businesses are installing solar PV and battery storage reduce their energy costs. Many utilities are also keen to deploy them for their own purposes.
Although individually small in size & scale, these assets are having an increasingly large impact on the electricity grid’s operation.
These distributed energy resources (DERs) represent a fundamental revolution in our energy system: Whereas electricity once flowed unidirectionally from large, centralised power plants to consumers, it now flows in multiple directions.
Ownership of assets is also more varied, with implications for their accessibility, visibility, and control.
At the same time, advances in IoT technology means that energy-consuming devices can also be dispatched in new ways beneficial to the energy system as a whole. These include electric vehicles, whose rise will be hugely influential going forward.
This transformation is creating both challenges and opportunities for electricity network operators, energy market traders and energy end users in the process.
Australia leads the world with its rate of solar PV penetration, with about one in five households having panels on their roofs and a growing number with battery storage.
This makes Australia a global testing ground for the energy revolution, with learnings relevant to the rest of the world.
SwitchDin is on the frontlines of this revolution, working with key players across the sector on cutting-edge projects around the country - and an expanding reach around the world.
We enable virtual power plants, microgrids and more
Our electricity system will come to rely less on large, centralised power plants while growing to more actively incorporate small-scale distributed resources.
Our technology is compatible with most popular equipment brands
Integration is the cornerstone of everything that SwitchDin does. We act as a ‘babel fish’ for a wide range of products, allowing them to be monitored & controlled via a single platform.
Our Droplet controller and Stormcloud cloud software are already compatible with most PV inverter, battery and power meter brands - as well as many third-party software solutions.
Droplets also act as AS 4755-compliant virtual demand response enabled device (DRED) controllers, so that operators can incorporate key energy loads into projects & programs alongside solar, generators, and batteries.
We provide insights & the tools to take action
Through a single, centralised platform
The grid is changing, and as consumers and energy companies get ready to power the future, we need technology that can adapt. SwitchDin allows solar and batteries to do more - whatever the future brings.
For energy companies, our technology enables greater visibility and control over DERs, and can support progressive energy companies build customer engagement towards win-win partnership with solar and batteries.
For homes and businesses, our technology delivers detailed insights into energy use, making it easier to discover opportunities for improving efficiency and lowering energy costs - without having to lock themselves into a single technology or vendor solution.