COMPONENTS OF THE ENERGY WEB
Location-enabled Control System.
A spatial, system-wide interactive map will give operators a easy-to-translate, intuitive overview of available resources and needs. At the other end of the system, Microsource Controllers eliminate interconnect issues, making communication with a central source much easier. Microsource Controllers are advanced power electronics that control the interface between the power-generating appliance and the surrounding AC current environment. With this technology, the distributed resource can be treated as an integrated entity, rather than as a series of isolated power sources. This means that the distributed resource can be separated and reconnected to the grid more easily. (Integration of Distributed Energy Resources: the CERTS MicroGrid Concept. certs.lbl.gov/pdf/certs_mgrid.pdf)
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