The following is reprinted from the January 2012 newsletter of the NJ Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS):
Is there a Smart Microgrid in your Campus’ Future?
The Sustainable Business Accelerator is pleased to announce an agreement between their client, Consolidated Energy Design, Inc. (CED) and Stevens Institute of Technology to undertake a demonstration of the country’s first “smart microgrid” system integrating electrical, gas, and water usage, solar PV, electric vehicles and advanced energy storage on campus with self-healing artificial intelligence and prediction technology software.
This system is supported by the world’s largest power grid (PJM), which will be monitoring this project (see PJM support letter).
The programming features FADRS® SG-MATIS© – a next generation version of “Fully Automated Demand Response/Demand Reduction system” (FADRS®; pronounced faders) that communicates in real time with the grid, and optimizes energy use from all sources in such a way as to save 15-30% more than other energy management and building automation software, and to enable the university to participate in all three PJM Demand Response programs as well as Frequency Regulation.
The net result is that Stevens Institute of Technology could end up with ZERO utility cost while at the same time doing its part to make the PJM grid more reliable and stable.
To see if this is an appropriate solution for your campus, please contact Chris Kogler at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 908-334-8263 to schedule an onsite evaluation.