The u.s. Department of energy has announced investments in modernizing five projects and improve the electricity grid through the nation’s ability to add sources of electricity produced from renewable energy sources is more than 19 million dollars.
“Together these projects apply techniques, tools and techniques that can make a positive contribution to the electric grid by the system, which is a cleaner, reliable, flexible and effectiveness of the cooperative. The projects announced today also support the objective of the administration of the low-cost energy sources necessary to clean the American homes and businesses, infrastructure construction, “the Department said in a news release.
Steven Chu, Secretary of energy, said, “these innovative projects greatly improves the reliability, efficiency and resource of the diversity of the nation, an electronic grid. The development of the intelligent grid technologies to provide consumers with choice and contribute to energy savings, improve energy efficiency and renewable energy sources to contribute to the growth. “
Smart grid technologies to modernise the nation electronic remote control and automation, according to the grid, bi-directional communication, and information technology to better protect consumers and the add-ins, the Energy Department said.These technologies are beginning to can be used to link electricity systems, power stations and wind electricity to consumers in the home and businesses.It should also be given the opportunity to the growing number of new renewable energy sources in the integration of the electrical grid, the grid, as the case may be, a smart tag can reduce the energy costs of technologies by providing consumers with information about their use of energy management.
The Department of energy said it works industry representatives, universities, national laboratories, and other groups, to carry out the research, development and demonstration projects, which will result in commercially available smart grid technologies. title of project options, said to demonstrate their technical and financial feasibility of smart grid technologies research in three areas: integrated modeling and analysis tools to automate distribution; advanced sensing, monitoring and techniques to improve the reliability of the grid and the use of the asset; the penetration of renewable generation, and high voltage.
Additional information may be obtained by visiting the Office of the Energy Department of electricity delivery and Energy reliability of website.
The projects selected for funding are:
Areva T & D Inc., Redmond, Wash: The company’s innovative platform for designing and testing the application of the århus Convention provides for the inclusion of distributed electronic grid. Decentralised energy resources are designed to provide consumers, such as your home solar panels, energy storage and electric vehicle charging a smaller scale near the places of electricity energy Project to develop models and. analytical tools seamlessly distributed energy resources in the domain of intelligent viitetehon meters, demand response and sophisticated sensors with the assignment by the planned distribution of rotation of the suburb serving the Charlotte, N.C. Department of energy funding: 6 million dollars; the value of the entire project: $10,459,495.
Project team members: Duke Energy Co., Charlotte, N.C.; University of Washington, Seattle;University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.;Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash.
Boeing Co., St. Louis: The company in a position to demonstrate to the intelligent, highly automated, secure and self healing electronic distribution management system, which allows for a greater amount of customer-owned energy resources and the distribution of the automation system for the integration of increasingly energy end-use customers and the value of the add-ins. Assignment will be carried out in the ComEd’s distribution system in the greater Chicago area. Energy Department funding: 6 million dollars; the value of the entire project: $10,429,157.
Project team members: Spirae Inc., Fort Collins, Colo.;Viridity Energy Inc., Conshohocken, PA.; EDSA Micro Corp., San Diego, Calif., and Raleigh, N.C.; Commonwealth Edison Co., Chicago.
ABB Inc., Raleigh, N.C.:The company’s research, develop and demonstrate a real-timeclock by means of monitoring, control and management system to improve the efficiency and reliability of the grid.It uses sensors and digital data in the substation Intelligent electronic devices to constantly monitor the performance of the system by using the add-in for a real-timeclock by means of information.   control-center operators to be able to address outages, power quality issues, and other anomalies reduce their frequency and duration.Xcel Energy distribution system will be implemented in the form of a demonstration in Denver.Energy Department funding: $2,993,006;the value of the entire project: $4,123,923.
Project team members: Xcel Energy, Denver;Texas A & M University in College Station.
Varentec Inc., North Andover, Massachusetts:The project shall be carried out by the research and a wide variety of next-generation power electronics equipment to integrate better the development of renewable sources of use innovative circuit design with integrated battery energy storage system, the aim of this project is to provide the fast voltage of changes arising as a result of the grid, in the context of the rapid response from renewable resources.Full-scale testing of the prototype and the solution to the North Carolina State University FREEDM System Center site.Energy Department funding: $2,287,502; the value of the entire project: $2,859,363.
Project team members: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.;Cree Inc., Durham, N.C.;S & C Electric Co., Franklin, Wis; Consolidated Edison Co., New York.
-Scale Wireless Inc., San Diego:The project will develop and demonstrate wireless grid sensor and faulted circuit indicator can be metro and hard to achieve distribution circuit elsewhere. this project, the objective is to develop and tools that will improve the reliability of the distribution networks, improves system performance and maintenance, and future applications demonstrate the monitoring remotely. Assignment shall be carried out in accordance with San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison Energy Department funding distribution systems.: $2,135,492; the entire value of the project: $2,753,826.
Project team members: Schweitzer Engineering Labs, Lake Zürich, Ill, and Pullman, Wash.;San Diego Gas & Electric, San Diego, Southern California Edison, Rosemead, Calif.