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 Hybrid electric generating power plant that uses a combination of real-time generation facilities and energy storage system patent thumbnailHybrid electric generating power plant that uses a combination of real-time generation facilities and energy storage system
Approaches for controlling power supplied to an electric grid are disclosed. In embodiments, methods and systems control power supplied to an electric grid using an energy storage device.
The Aes Corporation


 Apparatus and  electric hot water heater primary frequency control patent thumbnailApparatus and electric hot water heater primary frequency control
An energy storing apparatus is provided which comprises: a first region having a thermostat which includes: a temperature sensor; a controller coupled to the temperature sensor; and a power-converter coupled to the controller; and a second region thermally coupled to the first region. An apparatus is provided which comprises: an interface to be coupled to an electric grid; a temperature sensor; a controller coupled to the temperature sensor; and a power-converter coupled to the controller, wherein the power-converter is to couple via passive devices to a heating element, wherein the power-converter is to apply power to the heating element according to a temperature sensed by the temperature sensor and a frequency of the electric grid..
Oregon State University


 Method for printing an electronic label patent thumbnailMethod for printing an electronic label
A method for forming an electronic label including using laser imaging to form a pattern of conductive lines on a conductive film, thereby forming a patterned conductive layer. A phosphorescent layer and a dielectric layer are added over the patterned conductive layer.
Eastman Kodak Company


 Cmos image sensor structure with crosstalk improvement patent thumbnailCmos image sensor structure with crosstalk improvement
A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a device layer, an anti-reflective coating layer, reflective structures, a composite grid structure, a passivation layer and color filters. The device layer is disposed on the substrate, in which trenches are formed in the device layer and the substrate.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


 Fuel cell system ride-through of electric grid disturbances patent thumbnailFuel cell system ride-through of electric grid disturbances
A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell assembly configured to generate a direct current (dc) signal. The fuel cell system also includes one or more inverters coupled to the fuel cell assembly by way of one or more first bus lines.
Fuelcell Energy, Inc.


 Cmos image sensor structure with crosstalk improvement patent thumbnailCmos image sensor structure with crosstalk improvement
A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a device layer, a composite grid structure, a passivation layer and color filters. The device layer overlies the substrate.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


 Image sensor with trenched filler grid patent thumbnailImage sensor with trenched filler grid
Among other things, one or more image sensors and techniques for forming such image sensors are provided. An image sensor comprises a photodiode array configured to detect light.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited


 Managing devices within micro-grids patent thumbnailManaging devices within micro-grids
An approach to provide power from power supply devices to power consuming devices based on using priority levels for each of the power consuming and supply devices. The approach includes the steps of receiving information of a power consuming device from an energy management, including criticality information obtained from a universal appliance service system.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Inverter grid-connected  implementing three-phase alternating current grid-connected transition patent thumbnailInverter grid-connected implementing three-phase alternating current grid-connected transition
A controller controls a first switch, a second switch, a third switch, a fourth switch, a fifth switch and a sixth switch, so that an alternating current electric power is fed to an alternating current electric grid. Moreover, the controller firstly turns on a first route including the first switch and the second switch, and then the controller turns on a second route including the third switch and the fourth switch if the second route meets a first specific condition, and then the controller turns on a third route including the fifth switch and the sixth switch if the third route meets a second specific condition..
Delta Electronics, Inc.


 Conditioning an electric grid using electric vehicles patent thumbnailConditioning an electric grid using electric vehicles
A grid to vehicle system is described. In some examples, the system selectively controls one or more electric vehicles connected to an electric grid based on conditions associated with the electric grid.
Recargo, Inc.


Structure of dielectric grid for a semiconductor device

A device includes a substrate having a non-pixel region and a pixel region; sensor elements disposed in the pixel region; and a metal layer disposed over the substrate. The metal layer includes a metal shield disposed in the non-pixel region and first trenches over the respective sensor elements in the pixel region.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

Managing electric vehicle loads on an electric grid

Systems and methods for generating grid alerts for an electric grid, and performing actions in response to the grid alerts, such as shaping, shifting, or otherwise modifying a load applied to the grid, are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods access information identifying states of charging events for one or more electric vehicles at one or more charging stations, the one or more charging stations coupled to an electric grid and providing charge to the one or more electric vehicles, determine that the information identifying the states of the charging events for the one or more electric vehicles at the one or more charging stations coupled to the electric grid indicates a condition of the electric grid that is outside threshold condition of the electric grid, and perform an action in response to determining the condition of the electric grid is outside the predetermined threshold condition of the electric grid..
Recargo, Inc.

Electric grid high impedance condition detection

Techniques for detecting high impedance conditions in an electrical grid are described herein. In one example, impedance is calculated for each of a plurality of locations within the electrical grid, such as at electrical meters.
Itron, Inc.

Stacked grid design for improved optical performance and isolation

A back side illumination (bsi) image sensor with a dielectric grid opening having a planar lower surface is provided. A pixel sensor is arranged within a semiconductor substrate.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Stacked grid for more uniform optical input

A back side illumination (bsi) image sensor with stacked grid shifting is provided. A pixel sensor is arranged within a semiconductor substrate.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Dielectric grid bottom profile for light focusing

A back side illumination (bsi) image sensor with a dielectric grid opening having a curved lower surface is provided. A pixel sensor is arranged within a semiconductor substrate.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Electric power system for one or more electric cranes

According to one aspect, an electric power system includes an energy storage device having a first peak power rating and an energy transfer circuit operable to provide electric grid energy to the energy storage device. The energy transfer circuit is further operable to cause electric energy to be supplied from the energy storage device to at least one electric crane having a second peak power rating no greater than the first peak power rating throughout an entire operational load range..
Mi-jack Products, Inc.

Systems and methods for local autonomous response to grid conditions by electric vehicle charging stations

A system for generating a local autonomous response to a condition of an electric grid by electric vehicle charging stations, comprising: a first electricity meter for reading current, frequency, or voltage from a first electricity supply line to one electric vehicle charging station; a second electricity meter for reading current, frequency, or voltage from a second electricity supply line to all of the electric vehicle charging stations; a third electricity meter for reading current, frequency, or voltage from a third electricity line from one or more renewable generators; and an electric vehicle charging controller operatively coupled to the first electricity meter, the second electricity meter, the third electricity meter and the electric vehicle charging stations and operable to obtain readings from the first electricity meter, the second electricity meter and the third electricity meter and to control the electric vehicle charging stations based on the obtained readings.. .
Electric Motor Werks, Inc.

Systems and methods for local autonomous response to grid conditions by electric vehicle charging stationsas and other similar loads

A system for generating a local autonomous response to a condition of an electric grid by electric vehicle charging stations, comprising: a first electricity meter for reading current, frequency, or voltage from a first electricity supply line to one electric vehicle charging station; a second electricity meter for reading an electric current, frequency, or voltage from the electric grid supplying the plurality of electric vehicle charging stations; a third electricity meter for reading current, frequency, or voltage from a third electricity line from one or more renewable generators; and an electric vehicle charging controller operatively coupled to the first electricity meter, the second electricity meter, the third electricity meter and the electric vehicle charging stations and operable to obtain readings from the first electricity meter, the second electricity meter and the third electricity meter and to control the electric vehicle charging stations based on the obtained readings.. .
Electric Motor Werks, Inc.

Energy storage modeling and control

Systems and methods for optimal planning and real-time control of energy storage systems for multiple simultaneous applications are provided. Energy storage applications can be analyzed for relevant metrics such as profitability and impact on the functionality of the electric grid, subject to system-wide and energy storage hardware constraints.
Ihi Inc.

Water harvester and purification system

An optimized system creates potable water from water vapor in the atmosphere, or purifies salt water or contaminated water. The system employs a condenser having multiple metal condensation surfaces.

Smart renewable power generation system with grid and dc source flexibility

A method and apparatus is disclosed relating to smart renewable power generation systems with grid and dc source flexibility that can (1) intelligently and selectively pull power from one or multiple dc sources including solar panels, wind generators, and batteries based on certain criteria; (2) invert dc power to ac power; (3) supply the ac power to the electric grid or to an off-grid electric circuit to power ac loads; (4) supply dc power through one or multiple dc output ports to power dc loads; and (5) charge batteries. Various types of on-grid, off-grid, and on/off-grid dc flexible power inverters are described to demonstrate the innovation for delivering flexible, cost-effective, and user-friendly power generation systems to harvest any form of renewable energy available and convert it to usable electricity..
Cyboenergy, Inc.

Convertor for electric feeder and/or substation for recuperating the braking energy

The invention relates to an electric converter (30) for a substation feeding an electric grid and/or for recuperating the braking energy of rail vehicles traveling on a railroad track, the substation being connected to a feeder line able to supply a dc voltage to the rail vehicles traveling on the railroad track, the substation comprising an electricity distribution grid able to deliver a corresponding three-phase voltage with three phases, the converter (30) comprising a transformer (306) able to inspect the value of the three-phase voltage delivered by the electricity distribution grid, a filtering device (304) able to filter the three-phase voltage of the transformer (306), and an inverter (302) connected to the filter (304).. .
Alstom Transport Technologies

Energy storage modeling and control

Systems and methods for optimal planning and real-time control of energy storage systems for multiple simultaneous applications are provided. Energy storage applications can be analyzed for relevant metrics such as profitability and impact on the functionality of the electric grid, subject to system-wide and energy storage hardware constraints.
Ihi Inc.

Simulation circuit of an alternating electric grid and controlling same

The invention relates to a simulation circuit of an alternating electric grid, the circuit having at least one alternating port, a bank of first resistances that can be selectively connected to the alternating port by connecting means. According to the invention, the circuit comprises a reversible ac-dc converter comprising an alternating side connected to the alternating port and a direct side connected to a sub-circuit for dissipating energy into direct current connected to an electric battery able to be charged with direct current and discharged with direct current..
Electricite De France

Dc power grid and equipment

Direct current electric grids are provided that allow independent power generation and consumption at the neighborhood level. In an embodiment power is uploaded and downloaded to each node via monitoring of node voltage and setting high vs low priority loads to optimize for maximum power usage.

Evse-based energy automation, management, and protection systems and methods

In one or more embodiments, electrical supply systems including electric vehicle supply equipment (evse) are provided. The evse includes a communication gateway that provides internet accessibility by a user through an evse server.
Siemens Industry, Inc.

Correlating consumption and voltage data to identify line loss in an electric grid

Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with identifying non-technical line loss using data from smart meters in an electric grid are described. In one embodiment, a method includes querying a utility database to collect meter data, wherein the meter data is from electric meters connected to a transformer in an electric grid.
Oracle International Corporation

Structure of dielectric grid for a semiconductor device

A method of forming an image sensor device is disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate having sensor elements in a pixel region and having no sensor elements in a non-pixel region.

Wind power plant controller

The present invention relates a power plant controller (ppc), the power plant controller to control produced power from a wind power plant (wpp), the wind power plant comprises at least a plurality of wind turbine generators,the wind power plant being connected to an electrical grid, wherein the power plant controller, in the event of receiving a signal indicative of a predefined event in the wind power plant, is capable of controlling the wind power plant so that the produced power, from the wind power plant to the electric grid, is a negative amount of active power. The invention also relates to a method for controlling a wind power plant connected to an electrical grid, the wind power plant comprises a plurality of wind turbine generators..

Transformer electrical circuit and installation comprising such a circuit

An electric transformer circuit for connecting electrical equipment, such as a renewable energy-based generator or an energy storage system, to an electric grid. The circuit includes a first voltage converter connected to the equipment; a transformer connected to the first converter and a second voltage converter connected to the transformer and the electric grid.

Intelligent electric grid management system and method

An intelligent electric grid management system and method includes at least one feeder line controller, which is arranged between a secondary power transforming station and at least one power supply feeder line to receive high voltage power and a control instruction from the secondary power transforming station and to store and set, in advance, digital code data of each power supply feeder line, an smart meter of a user end, appliance loads, and priority cutoff levels, a plurality of smart meters, which is each connected between the distribution line of each user end and at least one power feeder line, wherein the smart meter and the feeder line controller transmit therebetween a user end load on/off control signal and a load state detection feedback signal through the power supply feeder line by means of the power line communication protocol; and a plurality of intelligent load receptacles, which is connected to the receptacle power line of the distribution line of the user end and the household appliance loads so that based on the power grid overall power requirement state and the priority cutoff level, the feeder line controller controls, through the smart meter by means of the power line communication protocol, each of the intelligent load receptacles to supply or cut off power to the household appliance load connected thereto.. .
Electric Energy Express Corporation

A module for storing/drawing electricity in/from an electric accumulator applicable to photovoltaic systems, a photovoltaic system and a upgrading a photovoltaic system

The module according to the present invention is used for accumulating/drawing electricity in/from an electric accumulator (502); the module comprises first terminals and second terminals; the first terminals are adapted to be connected to a photovoltaic panel (501) and to an inverter (504), and the second terminals are adapted to be connected to the electric accumulator (502); the module comprises a conversion unit (503) adapted to be connected between the first terminals and the second terminals; the conversion unit (503) comprises, in turn, a two-way dc/dc converter (550) adapted to convert a first energy flow generated by the photovoltaic panel (401, 501) to store it in the accumulator (502) and a second energy flow drawn from the accumulator (502) to supply it to the inverter (504), the two-way dc/dc converter (450, 550) is configured to convert said first energy flow and said second energy flow in a selective manner. The module is characterized in that comprises: power detector means (507) adapted to be connected between a user arrangement (520), which comprises the inverter (504), in particular of the type with mppt, and a user (506), and a public electric grid (508), and adapted to detect the power flowing between the user arrangement (520) and the public electric grid (508) and vice versa between the public electric grid (508) and the user arrangement (520); the conversion unit (403, 503) comprises a control unit (501) connected to the power detector means (507) and adapted to control the two-way dc/dc converter (550) as a function of signals generated by the power detector means (507).

Comfort-driven optimization of electric grid utilization

A system for electric grid utilization and optimization comprising a communications interface executing on a network-connected server and adapted to receive information from a plurality of inodes, the plurality of inodes comprising a source inode, a sink inode, and a plurality of transmission or distribution inodes, an event database coupled to the communications interface and adapted to receive events from a plurality of inodes via the communications interface, a modeling server coupled to the communications interface, and a statistics server coupled to the event database and the modeling server, wherein the modeling server, on receiving a request to establish an allocation of at least one of transmission losses, distribution losses, and ancillary services to a specific sink inode, computes at least one virtual path for flow of electricity between a source inode and the specific sink inode, the computed path being determined based on optimization of perceived comfort of users in affected areas.. .
Distributed Energy Management Inc.

Voltage disconnection of a high-voltage vehicle

In a method for securing a high voltage on-board electric grid of a motor vehicle for repair and/or maintenance of the motor vehicle, the energy inflow of an energy supply unit into the onboard electric grid is blocked during or after a voltage disconnection of the high-voltage on-board electric grid, in which an energy inflow of the energy supply unit to the high-voltage on-board electric grid is interrupted. Additionally or alternatively, the energy inflow of at least one other energy supply device is blocked, wherein the at least one other energy inflow is designed in order to supply energy from a further energy source to the high-voltage on-board electric grid..
Audi Ag

Flexible liquefied natural gas plant

The present techniques are directed to a flexible liquefied natural gas (lng) plant that may be tied to an external electric grid for importing or exporting electric power. Exemplary embodiments provide a method for producing lng that includes producing a base load capacity of refrigeration capacity for lng production from a first compression system.

Systems and methods to manage renewable energy on the electric grid

Systems and methods use a platform to send communications and instructions to one or more distributed resources on the grid or microgrid or facility to direct a flow of power from one or more power sources to one or more energy consuming devices.. .
Melrok, Llc

System for optimizing electricity use from an electric grid and related method

A method of optimizing electricity use from an electric grid is disclosed. The method includes formulating a target load using a cost function for the electric grid, broadcasting a cost signal to the electric device based on the target load, receiving a charging profile from the electric device based on the cost signal, aggregating a demand profile for the electricity use based on the charging profile, determining an updated cost signal based on the demand profile, and broadcasting the updated cost signal to another electric device.
The Regents Of The University Of California

System and controlling pcs voltage and frequency

The present invention discloses a system and a method for controlling pcs voltage and frequency, wherein the system comprises a reference voltage converter, a phase-locked loop, a grid-side voltage converter, a voltage transformer, a first proportional integral controller, a second proportional integral controller, a coordinate converter and a svpwm generator; a reference voltage converter is connected to an output terminal of a the phase-locked loop, and the output terminal of the phase-locked loop is further connected to a grid-side voltage converter; the grid-side voltage converter is connected to a high-voltage side of an isolating transformer of the electric grid via the voltage transformer; two output terminals of the grid-side voltage converter are respectively connected to the coordinate converter via two proportional integral controllers; an output terminal of the coordinate converter is connected to the svpwm generator; an output terminal of the svpwm generator is connected to a power switch of the electric grid. A pwm control signal for controlling the power switch of the electric grid is generated by the reference voltage converter, the phase-locked loop, the grid-side voltage converter, the voltage transformer, the two proportional integral controllers, the coordinate converter and the svpwm generator.
Beijing Hua Teng Kai Yuan Electric Company Limited

Molten air rechargeable batteries

The present disclosure relates to rechargeable electrochemical battery cells (molten air batteries). The cells use air and a molten electrolyte, are quasi-reversible (rechargeable) and have the capacity for multiple electrons stored per molecule and have high intrinsic electric energy storage capacities.
The George Washington University

Phase lock loop with cascade tracking filters for synchronizing an electric grid

Present embodiments relate to a method for synchronizing an electric grid. The method includes receiving a phase voltage of the electric grid.
Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

Utility-friendly hybrid energy conversion system for apportioning concentrated solar radiation in real time upon selective demand between a plurality of solar energy conversion devices, including a photovoltaic receiver

Extremely fast dynamic control is allowed for hybrid pv/t (photovoltaic/thermal) distributed power production using concentrated solar power by manipulating the transmissive or reflective state of a capture element or mirror or lens that can pass highly concentrated solar light from one energy conversion device to another, such as a thermal collector and a photovoltaic receiver, such as a vertical multijunction cell array. This allows superior quality electrical backfeed into an electric utility, enhanced plant electrical production revenue, and responsiveness to a multitude of conditions to meet new stringent engineering requirements for distributed power plants.
Mh Solar Co. Ltd.

Modular hybrid low emissions power for hydrocarbon extraction

A system for supplying electric power includes: a plurality of electric motors coupled to well treatment pumps; a mobile substation that receives power from a utility electric grid; a plurality of mobile electric power generating units; a controller configured to (i) receive a total required flow rate of the liquid; (ii) calculate a total amount of electric power required to achieve the required total flow rate; (iii) receive an amount of power available from the utility electric grid; (iv) direct the substation to provide electric power to the plurality of electric motors; and (v), direct one or more electric power generating units in the plurality of electric power generating units to provide electric power to the plurality of electric motors according to a priority order to meet the total amount of electric power, if the required amount of electric power exceeds the amount of power available from the utility grid.. .
Baker Hughes Incorporated

Managing an energy storage system

A system includes an energy storage system configured to supply energy to an electrical grid and a control system coupled to an energy management system of the electrical grid and configured to control the energy storage system. The control system receives one or more commands from the energy management system, and in response, executes a command compliance routine to charge or discharge energy from the energy storage system to the electric grid in accordance with the one or more commands.
Younicos, Inc.

Static exciter system for generators

The present invention relates to the field of generator technology. It is an object of the invention to control the stability in an electric grid in which a plurality of generators are connected providing electric power to the grid.
Alstom Technology Ltd

Optimizing voltage and var on the electric grid using distributed var sources

A plurality of edge of network grid volt ampere reactive (var) sources are provided in a power system in order to effectuate control at a customer level, which in turn effectuates control at a feeder level, which in turn effectuates control of an entire power system or wide area electric grid network. By optimally selecting voltage setpoints and applying such voltage setpoints to the plurality of edge of network grid var sources, the power system can be configured to self-balance, power factor compensation can be determined without the need for measuring load power factor.
Varentec, Inc.

Grid level flywheel electric storage system

An electrical energy storage system to store power generated at times of surplus availability of power in the grid or wind derived generator and stored as energy in a flywheel for use at times of grid or wind generated power shortage. The system is based upon computer control of power being processed by hydraulic components into storage provided by a conventional flywheel being hydraulically driven and harvested by means of converting hydraulic energy into electrical energy.

Boat with high-voltage system

The invention relates to a boat with an electric drive that comprises electric components, especially an electric motor and an electric storage unit. The components are interconnected via an electric grid.
Torqeedo Gmbh

Determining electric grid topology via a zero crossing technique

A node within a wireless mesh network is configured to record a zero crossing of alternating current or alternating voltage drawn by a single-phase power consumer and a precise timestamp when the zero crossing occurred, thereby generating timestamped zero crossing data. The node receives similar zero crossing data from a neighboring node.
Silver Spring Networks, Inc.

Dispatching vehicle-to-grid ancillary services with discrete switching

Techniques for controlling dispatch of electric vehicles (evs) to perform vehicle-to-grid regulation of power of an electric grid are presented. An aggregator component can individually control transitioning respective evs of a set of evs between a charging state and a not-charging state.
Alstom Technology Ltd.

Meter/voltage regulator with volt-ampere reactive control positioned at customer site

A method and system are provided for sourcing and sinking reactive power to an electric grid. The control system includes a terminal electrically coupled to a power source that originates from an electric utility grid.
The Powerwise Group, Inc.



Electric Grid topics:
  • Electric Grid
  • Wind Turbine
  • Renewable Energy
  • Accumulator
  • Constraints
  • Electric Vehicle
  • Aggregator
  • Simulation
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Interrupted
  • Liquefied Natural Gas
  • Generators
  • Appliances
  • Storage Appliance
  • Network Topology


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