UMass, Amherst has approximately 16MW of CHP generation. In a continuous effort to reduce their carbon footprint, they decided to add 3.4 MW of solar photovoltaic generation under a PPA. CHA’s impact study revealed certain conditions where the generation could exceed the available load and actually export power to the grid. To enable the PPA project to proceed, CHA implemented a scheme to control the amount of excess generation and avoid a power export condition.
Kevin Fuller, CHA
Ray Jackson, UMass Amherst
1800 West Park Drive, Suite 350
Westborough, MA 01581 USA
Phone +1 (508) 366-9339
Fax +1 (508) 366-0019
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