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New $17.6B plan would rebuild Puerto Rico's grid with renewables, DERs

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary An impressive list of utilities and groups have developed a $17.6 billion plan to rebuild Puerto Rico's electric distribution system, including a focus on resilience to withstand future storms and the inclusion of modern grid technologies and control...


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Optimizing Strategies through Effective Modeling

Summary Effective modeling can help your system optimize to acheive efficiency and save on energy costs. By having a hollistic approach and utilizing different tools and strategies the University of Texas at Austin is able to achieve up to 87% efficiency and keep fuel & emissions at 1976...

Ontiveros_Juan - Modeling.pdf


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Business Case for Resilient Energy System Scenarios, Industry Perspective – Thermo Systems

Summary Thermo Systems is a national, full-service control systems integration partner for energy and consumer markets. This presentation shares some of their experience with designing and implementing controls systems aimed at acheiving energy resiliency, system optimization and fiscal...

Zinger_Serge_Thermo Systems.pdf


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Co-Optimizing Energy and Process in the Microgrid

Whether operating a building, campus, industrial or manufacturing process the resiliency and value of CHP in District Energy Systems may be greatly enhanced by adding intelligent microgrid energy control systems. A microgrid enables islanding from the utility and preservation of plant...

 12-12-2017 | 11:00 - 12:00 ET


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Co-optimizing Energy and Process in the Microgrid

Summary Resiliency and value of CHP in District Energy Systems is greatly enhanced by adding Microgrid Control Systems for islanding from the utility and intelligent load management controls. Traditional CHP and District Energy Control Systems are integrated with Microgrid Control Systems to co...

7A.1_Higgins.pdf


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Optimization of Microgrid Assets Using Artificial Intelligence

Summary Many campus energy systems are a conglomeration of assets (equipment) that are operated by control systems that are programed for safe operations. The equipment is dispatched based on native knowledge. The application of Artificial Intelligence into an overall control scheme will...

7B.2_Waldron.pdf


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Model-Based Online Power Management Solution A Key Element to any Microgrid Program

Summary Today's microgirds integrate considerable distributed energy resources (DERs) such as wind, solar, and energy storage with variable and controlled output power. This offers a great deal of flexibility which could help operation while it introduces several challenges to conventional...

7B.3_Zadeh.pdf


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Lessons Learned in Successful Microgrid Controls and Protection

Summary This presentation describes a number of lessons learned in designing, implementing, testing, installing, and commissioning microgrid control systems. In-service and operational projects shared include university campuses, electric utility, military bases, gas liquefaction, oil...

4B.2_Edwards.pdf


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Integrating Multiple Generation Sources such as Solar, Battery, and Cogeneration Systems

Summary As the energy industry shifts from centralized to distributed generation, integrating multiple generation sources such as solar, battery, and cogeneration systems is crucial. Tecogen’s InVerde e+ cogeneration systems accept multiple DC inputs to provide single point interconnection to...

4A.2_Locke.pdf


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Lessons Learned From Field Implementation of Three Utility Microgrids at Duke Energy

Summary In the last three years, Duke Energy designed, commissioned and implemented two low inertia microgrids within its distribution system with the ability to island seamlesly without a blackstart. In addition to using the commercially off the shelf available power distribution devices and...

3B.1_Handley.pdf