Fujitsu to sell AutoGrid FlexTM solution to maximize the use of distributed energy resources
Fujitsu Limited, Autogrid Systems, Inc. to Boost Renewable Energy Use in Japan Towards Realization of Decarbonized Society with Virtual Power Plant Solution.
Fujitsu Limited and AutoGrid Systems, Inc. announced that Fujitsu will begin offering Autogrid’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP) (1) solution in the Japanese market. Fujitsu will leverage the solution to maximize the use of distributed energy resources (2) in the domestic energy market and contribute to the expansion of renewable energy and the realization of a decarbonized society. Based on the agreement, Fujitsu will begin selling the VPP solution AutoGrid FlexTM in the Japanese market as an AutoGrid partner.
AutoGrid FlexTM enables the optimization of energy operations and the control and management of distributed energy resources. By providing this solution to energy providers and aggregators (3), Fujitsu will contribute to the realization of next-generation energy platforms to maximize the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar power, and distributed energy resources, such as storage batteries. Going forward, Fujitsu will expand its capabilities in the area of energy data utilization to achieve real-time, high-precision, optimized control of distributed energy resources, significantly enhancing the value of energy resources managed by energy providers and aggregators. AutoGrid aims to expand its business in Japan with its VPP technologies, providing Fujitsu with VPP solutions that enable the utilization of multi-functional, flexible, and distributed energy resources that are suitable for the Japanese market.
“AutoGrid aims to expand its VPP presence in Japan by providing Fujitsu with solutions that push the utilization of flexible DERs to the next level,” said Amit Narayan, Founder & CEO, AutoGrid. “We already see a great openness to grid innovation in the Japanese market, and this partnership paves the way for more efficient, intelligent, and clean energy systems to take hold.”
“Distributed energy resources were introduced in Japan to promote grid resiliency but it often proves difficult to predict and adjust the amount of energy supplied. Energy providers, aggregators, and grid operators have started building VPP systems to operate energy efficiently and to respond to the expanding energy trading market,” said Michiaki Morioka, Head of the Utility Business Division, Fujitsu. “By utilizing Fujitsu’s strong partnership with customers in the energy industry as well as AutoGrid’s experience of deploying VPP solutions globally, this partnership will contribute to the creation of an industry-wide next-generation energy platform.”
Going forward, the two companies will continue leveraging their respective strengths to promote the introduction of renewable energy and contribute to the realization of a more sustainable society by delivering solutions that contribute to the stable and efficient use of distributed energy resources.
In recent years, the introduction of distributed energy resources, which include renewables and energy sources like solar power generation and storage batteries, has been promoted to strengthen resilience against natural disasters and achieve the Japanese government’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. Since renewables remain dependent on the weather, however, it often proves difficult to predict and adjust the amount of energy supplied. The development and expansion of VPP, which combines distributed energy resources owned by factories and homes to manage and control them, represents a possible solution to these challenges.
As technological advances such as IoT have made it possible to control distributed energy resources at high speed and with high accuracy, both supply and demand operators have started building VPP systems to operate energy efficiently, including for managing Demand Response (DR) (4), and to respond to the expanding energy trading market.
By taking advantage of Fujitsu’s strong partnership with customers in the energy industry and proven track record of providing SI services including in VPP related areas, as well as AutoGrid’s experience of deploying VPP solutions globally, Fujitsu will contribute to the creation of an industry-wide next-generation energy platform.
Fujitsu will sell the AutoGrid FlexTM solution to the Japanese market. In addition, Fujitsu will contribute to the expansion of renewable energy and the realization of a decarbonized society by promoting the development of expansion solutions such as high-speed control that seamlessly link with the AutoGrid FlexTM solution and can respond to the emergence of new energy trading markets in Japan in the future. By the end of March 2026, Fujitsu aims to achieve sales of JPY 3.8 billion in the Japanese market for services based on AutoGrid FlexTM.
AutoGrid provides SaaS solutions to many energy companies in Europe, Australia, Asia Pacific, and North America using the industry’s most advanced technology for bundling and precisely controlling distributed energy resources according to regions, type of energy, etc. The auto grid has a demonstrated record of successful VPP field trials and “at scale” implementation in the Japanese market and can offer solutions that meet the needs of Japan’s new energy market and systems. Auto grid aims to expand its VPP technology business in the Japanese market by providing Fujitsu with VPP solutions that are multifunctional, and flexible, and enable the use of distributed energy resources that are suitable for the Japanese market.
AutoGrid FlexTM Key Features
Flexible system management for a wide variety of configurations helps improve the operational efficiency of distributed energy resource operations.
Depending on the type and configuration of distributed energy resources managed by energy companies and aggregators, the system can be defined, managed, and operated.