Develop Smart Grid Specifications
Smart Grid questions that Xanthus can help answer:
|NIST's Smart Grid Conceptual Model|
The Smart Grid is still in its infancy, and like young children playing in a room full of lego blocks, erector sets, and computer games, Smart Grid companies are blue-skying fascinating new ideas and prototyping fancy new gadgets. A few of these fancy constructions will collapse, others will provide solid advancements, and just a small handful will be "the next killer app". At the same time, new pressures are building that significantly impact how the power system will operate in the future.
So, many questions arise as the Smart Grid unfolds:
- How can Smart Grid new concepts be developed?
- How can novel technologies, legacy systems, and complex automation be integrated?
- How can the power system maintain high reliability and safety during these transitions?
- How can cyber security be implemented to protect Critical Assets in the Smart Grid, while still ensuring "break-glass" access during emergencies and balancing cost with security?
- How can the uncertainty of intermittent Renewable Energy resources be integrated into Smart Grid operations?
- How can microgrids be managed as they change the grid from a one-way power flow ( bulk generation to load) to multi-way, networked power flows?
- How can Plug-in Electric Vehicles not only be accommodated as they dramatically change customer power usage patterns, but actually assist in power system operations?
- How can Demand Response signals be calculated such that they incent customers to manage their energy useage - but not over-respond and cause additional problems?
Smart Grid Specifications, Use Cases, and Reports
Xanthus helps develop specifications, use cases, and reports to assist Smart Grid entities to understand the new requirements and to design their capabilities to meet these requirements. Review Xanthus's projects for examples of these products.