TGMP: A Layered Approach
In a recent survey, 93% of utilities said that modernizing their distribution grids was an important priority. The real challenge, however, is that utilities cannot modernize the distribution grid without truly interoperable data. To modernize the grid, utilities need to harness the power of data across all devices deployed throughout the entire distribution grid — which now extends from the substation to emerging devices located behind the meter.
The Tantalus Grid Modernization Platform (TGMP) is a technology architecture that provides a secure, flexible and affordable path to grid modernization by delivering true data interoperability across new and existing devices, systems and vendors. By accessing data from devices deployed throughout the entire distribution grid, TGMP delivers unprecedented levels of visibility, command and control to improve a utility’s operations.
The key to grid modernization is to harness the power of data from devices and systems deployed throughout the entire distribution grid. Grid modernization efforts must go far beyond next-generation devices by embracing a more holistic approach to accessing, transporting and analyzing data.
The TGMP is data-centric, not device-centric. While Tantalus offers a suite of cutting-edge and innovative connected devices, such as the TRUSense Gateway, a true platform must support connected devices and systems from multiple vendors through true, standards-driven interoperability.
We integrate a suite of solutions, from Tantalus or third-party vendors, to support the modernization of the substations, distribution circuits and feeders, metering and DERs located behind the meter.
Most importantly, our platform allows Tantalus to support utilities based on their current state of operations and gets them up and running as quickly and cost effectively as possible. Utilities can adopt the entire platform for a comprehensive grid modernization architecture or have the option of purchasing the specific elements within TGMP that they need. With this level of flexibility, utilities can meet their near-term and long-term needs – and are enabled to modernize their grids in a manner that aligns to their timing, resources and budgets. TGMP is backed by our commitment to ensure new capabilities are reverse-compatible with existing capabilities and coupled with a customer support team that has helped Tantalus achieve a retention rate of 99% of our customers over multiple decades.