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 Distributed power generation system patent thumbnailDistributed power generation system
The present invention discloses a system and method for distributed power generation. The system comprises a power generation apparatus, a smart grid, and a bank.

 Rechargeable battery power system having a battery with multiple uses patent thumbnailRechargeable battery power system having a battery with multiple uses
Conventional internal combustion engine technology has been around for decades and historically has been the primary power source for virtually all industrial equipment. It relies on carbon-based fuels, is loud, polluting, and the machines it powers are expensive to operate and maintain.
Osc Manufacturing & Equipment Services, Inc.


 Rechargeable battery power system having a battery with multiple uses patent thumbnailRechargeable battery power system having a battery with multiple uses
Conventional internal combustion engine technology has been around for decades and historically has been the primary power source for virtually all industrial equipment. It relies on carbon-based fuels, is loud, polluting, and the machines it powers are expensive to operate and maintain.
Osc Manufacturing & Equipment Services, Inc.


 Smart grid monitoring device with multi-agent function and power dispatch transaction system having the same patent thumbnailSmart grid monitoring device with multi-agent function and power dispatch transaction system having the same
A smart grid monitoring device with multi-agent function is provided, which may include a measurement module, a communication module and a control module. The measurement module may measure at least one real-time electric signal of a power transaction system or an electric unit.
Institute Of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.o.c.


 Communication method in terminal and terminal suitable for the same patent thumbnailCommunication method in terminal and terminal suitable for the same
The present disclosure relates to technologies for a sensor network, machine-to-machine (m2m) communications, or machine type communications (mtc), and internet of things (iot), and may be utilized in intelligent services, based on the above technologies, such as a smart home, a smart building, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, smart grids, healthcare, smart electronics, advanced medical services, public safety network communications through fusion and convergence with conventional it technologies and various industries. Data transmission control between a group of uncoordinated electronic devices in a computer network including the use of transmission authorization request messages and transmission authorization grant messages..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


 Communication method between terminals and terminal patent thumbnailCommunication method between terminals and terminal
The present disclosure relates to technologies for a sensor network, machine-to-machine (m2m) communications, or machine type communications (mtc), and internet of things (iot), and may be utilized in intelligent services, based on the above technologies, such as a smart home, a smart building, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, smart grids, healthcare, smart electronics, advanced medical services, public safety network communications through fusion and convergence with conventional it technologies and various industries. Data transmission control between a group of uncoordinated electronic devices in a computer network including the use of transmission authorization request messages and transmission authorization grant messages..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


 Helps- hybrid electric light pole system patent thumbnailHelps- hybrid electric light pole system
A hybrid, electric light pole system (100) capable of generating energy from wind and solar and collecting it in storage or transferring it to the grid, additionally it is capable of upholding a minimum (but not limited to) overnight supply of energy for uninterrupted work of one or more street electric light bulb(s) (107) is disclosed. The system comprises an adequate monopole (106) and a vertical axis wind turbine (101) rigidly attached on the top of the pole, two (but not limited to) leaves (103) are symmetrically attached to the pole with flat “c” shape branches (105), were each “c” shape branch (105) crosses the pole (106) in two support points.

 Optimizing the distribution of electrical energy patent thumbnailOptimizing the distribution of electrical energy
The invention relates to methods and systems for optimizing the distribution of electrical energy in an electrical power supply system (i) which comprises autonomous supply system regions (5, 6, 7, 8, 9), comprising the method steps of:—receiving input data (ii) by at least two dispatcher instances (5a, 7a), wherein the input data (ii) represents energy intervals (5i, 6i, 7i, 8i, 9i) which are requested by the autonomous supply system regions (5, 6, 7, 8, 9);—calculating at least one solution (5s, 7s) of the distribution of electrical energy to the supply system regions (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) by each of the at least two dispatcher instances (5a, 7a);—selecting one of the calculated solutions (5s, 7s) for the distribution of electrical energy in the power supply system (i) by means of a leader election. The invention relates to the technical field of distributing electrical energy and can be used, for example, for smart grids..
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


 Hydroelectric in-pipe turbine uses patent thumbnailHydroelectric in-pipe turbine uses
An in-pipe turbine has uses in energy storage and circulation. Specific applications are in storage systems working by elevation, smart grid systems, pressure release, and heating/cooling systems..
Leviathan Energy Hydroelectric Ltd.


 Smart grid secure communications method and apparatus patent thumbnailSmart grid secure communications method and apparatus
Apparatus and methods performing secure communications in an energy delivery system. Energy delivery systems may include phasor measurement units (pmu), phasor data concentrators (pdc) along with power generation, transmission and consumption equipment.
University Of North Dakota


System and big data geographic information system discovery

A system and method for learning and asserting what portions of a utility gis network model are incorrect or flawed as they relate to real world conditions, and what the correct real world relationships are in the field is described. The system and method leverage available smart grid data to assess the quality of a primary (gis) source data set; quality data renders derived analyses across the utility valid, sound, and action worthy.
Leidos, Inc.

Computerized information system for smart grid integrated electric vehicle charging and associated method

A system for charging an electric or hybrid-electric vehicle, the system incorporating: at least one vehicle charging station intermittently connectable to the vehicle; a control server comprising at least one processing unit and a memory; and a computerized information system comprising a display unit displaying a user interface and a user input unit, the computerized information system being communicatively connected to the control server via a data network, wherein the user interface comprises a charging priority selection portion for receiving, via the user input unit, a plurality of charging priorities from an operator of the vehicle, wherein the computerized information system transmits the received plurality of charging priorities to the control server and wherein the control server controls the at least one vehicle charging station based on the transmitted plurality of charging priorities.. .
Electric Motor Werks, Inc.

Load center monitor with optical waveguide sheet

An optical waveguide sheet 50 is fastened to an inward facing access door 4 of the load center 2. When the door is closed, the optical waveguide sheet is positioned so that one portion is juxtaposed with the circuit breaker 10a in the load center, to enable the optical waveguide sheet to receive an optical signal 70a characterizing current in the circuit breaker.
Schneider Electric Usa, Inc.

Power information transmitting and receiving system in smart grid

A power information transmitting and receiving system in a smart grid comprises: a plurality of home appliances for creating power information by matching consumed power to home appliance identification information; a plurality of smart meters for receiving and storing the power information, creating a first hash value (hsm) for verifying integrity of the stored power information, encrypting the power information using a symmetric key, matching the encrypted data to smart meter identification information; a plurality of data collecting units for decrypting the received data, verifies integrity of the data, collecting the data, creating an integrity verification value for each smart meter, encrypting the smart meter identification information, a total power consumption, a collection time and a third hash value (hdcu), matching the encrypted data to data collecting unit identification information; and an ami head-end for decrypting the data, performing integrity verification, collecting data for each data collecting unit.. .

Electrical network topology determination

Determination of electrical network topology and connectivity are described herein. A zero-crossing is indicated at a time when the line voltage of a conducting wire in an electrical grid is zero.
Itron, Inc.

System for electricity grids for adjusting or matching the electrical demand

A smart grid management system and method where aggregators do not need to have knowledge about the topology of the electricity grid, the physical location of the end-points they control, or the congestion level of the grid. Instead, the smart grid system and method provides maximum freedom of operation to the aggregators to balance electricity supply and demand in such a way that the danger is reduced or it is even impossible for the aggregators to endanger voltage levels at the distribution system operator (dso) level or the capacity levels at the transmission system operator (tso) level.
Vito Nv (vlaamse Instelling Voor Technologisch Onderzoek Nv)

Smart multi-purpose monitoring system using wavelet design and machine learning for smart grid applications

A new voltage-based index is formulated in the time-frequency domain (using wavelets) and the energy of the wavelet coefficients associated with the change in mean voltage is used to extract the islanding features rather than using the energy of the wavelet coefficients themselves as in the prior art. Procrustes analysis is used to design the new wavelet, namely wgm1.0, by only satisfying the minimum properties on the wavelet filter of length 6 (i.e., six coefficients).

System for metamodeling transformation

According to the invention, all iec 61970 smart grid application using iec 61850 data source easily obtains interoperability between applications and actively react to change of international standard because application developers use data by referring to a single uml iec 61850/61970 unified model and refer to a single uml model reflecting flexibly constant modification of iec standard, if any.. .

Method for metamodeling unification

According to the invention, all iec 61970 smart grid application using iec 61850 data source easily obtains interoperability between applications and actively react to change of international standard because application developers use data by referring to a single uml iec 61850/61970 unified model and refer to a single uml model reflecting flexibly constant modification of iec standard, if any.. .

Method for controlling a vapour compression system connected to a smart grid

A method for controlling operation of a vapour compression system (1) is provided, the vapour compression system (1) comprising two or more refrigeration entities, such as display cases. A signal representing a reference power consumption is received and compared to an actual power consumption of the vapour compression system (1).
Danfoss A/s

Demand shaping in an electrical power grid

A method (100) for demand shaping through load shedding and shifting in an electrical smart grid.. .
Siemens Corporation

Demand shaping in an electrical power grid using day ahead market and real time market prices

A method (100) for electricity demand shaping through load shedding and shifting in an electrical smart grid.. .
Siemens Corporation

Smart grid system and resource distribution method therein

The present invention relates to a smart grid system and a method for distributing resources in the system. The smart grid system according to the present invention comprises at least one non-shiftable device; at least one controllable device; and at least one shiftable device; wherein price data are provided at each stage, the non-shiftable device is always provided with its resource requirements, the controllable device is provide with resources in the range of its resource requirements, and the shiftable device has its nominal resource requirements but not allowed to be provided with resources at the stage when resource price is highest..
Industry-university Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University Erica Campus

System and providing smart grid communications and management

A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes receiving a request for a service that involves phasor measurement unit (pmu) data; identifying a service device in a network to perform the service; and multicasting one or more results of the service to a group of subscribers identified by a multicast group address. In more particular embodiments, particular pmu data is redirected to the service device via a service insertion architecture (sia) protocol.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Remote secure device management in smart grid ami networks

Presented herein are techniques for securely configuring or managing devices in a variety of geographic locations. At a device manager for a device, a first public key of a first public-private key pair is presented to a network management system as part of a request for one or more work orders.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Home appliance

A communication apparatus is disclosed. A home appliance includes a driving unit to drive a component of the home appliance, a controller configured to control the driving unit, a display to display a network connection related indicator and a smart grid related indicator, and a communication unit to connect to an access point apparatus, the communication unit to connect to a server via the connected access point apparatus, and the communication unit to receive a power information signal from the server, wherein the controller to control operation of the driving unit based on the received power information signal.
Lg Electronics Inc.

Systems and methods for managing infrastructure systems

A system includes a physical server that is configured to be operatively coupled to a communications system and to connect with a plurality of clients. The physical server is further configured to provide an application programming interface (api) that enables the plurality of clients to communicatively couple to each other via the communications system, an operator system to place a conference call to the plurality of clients and the plurality of clients to send and to receive status updates for a smart grid system via the communications system.
General Electric Company

Method for controlling an integrated cooling and heating facility

The invention describes energy cost saving potentials in a food retail system in context with a smart grid system utilising thermal storage and heat recovery technology. The invention is based on case examples and theoretical studies to describe the technology advantages.
Danfoss A/s

System for metamodeling unification

According to the invention, all iec 61970 smart grid application using iec 61850 data source easily obtains interoperability between applications and actively react to change of international standard because application developers use data by referring to a single uml iec 61850/61970 unified model and refer to a single uml model reflecting flexibly constant modification of iec standard, if any.. .

Apparatus and transferring network access information of smart household appliances

An apparatus and method for transferring network access information of smart household appliances are provided. The apparatus includes a detection unit for detecting whether a public ip address of an external interface of an indoor ip sharer has changed.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

A time based global optimization dispatching method

The invention discloses a global optimization and dispatching method based on time scales. The time scale based global optimization and dispatching method disclosed herein, relies on a target value system and a dispatch model.
Jiangsu Electric Power Company

Smart grid welding system

Welding system and method permit exchange of data with smart grid monitors and/or controllers. The welding systems include a welding power supply configured to convert power between the power grid and the welding power supply.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Address-based social safety network system of smart grid infrastructure device and providing same

The present invention provides an address-based social safety network system of a smart grid infrastructure device, the address-based social safety network system comprising: a potable location information terminal for transmitting an emergency signal through a rf modem when an emergency signal generation command is inputted; a digital energy meter which calculates an average value of wireless reception strength of the emergency signal received from the portable location information terminal and then transmits the calculated average value to an upper end; a collection device which collects the emergency signal received from the digital energy meter, and which transmits the collected emergency signal to the upper end; and a positioning server which collects the emergency signal received from the collection device, and which tracks location information of the portable location information terminal by using the wireless receiving sensitivity and an intrinsic identification address of the digital emergency meter.. .
Innovid Co., Ltd

System for securing electric power grid operations from cyber-attack

A system for securing electric power grid operations from cyber-attack, the system comprising a collection of security services distributed throughout a smart grid in two main categories of services; central security services and edge security services.. .
Southern California Edison

Social networking reducing peak power consumption in smart grid

A method of operating a system to reduce peak power consumption of a plurality of users. The method may comprise forming at least one cluster of the plurality of users based on connections within a social network system between the plurality of users, and energy usage patterns of the plurality of users; and scheduling jobs for at least one user within the at least one cluster to reduce peak power used within the at least one cluster.
Illinois Institute Of Technology

Black box device and supporting restoration of a smart grid system

A black box apparatus and apparatus for supporting the reconfiguration of a smart grid system. The apparatus includes a monitoring unit, an information collection unit, and an information storage unit.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Distributed smart grid processing

Nodes within a wireless mesh network are configured to monitor time series data associated with a utility network (or any other device network). One or more servers coupled to the wireless mesh network configures a data ingestion cloud to receive and process the time series data from the nodes to generate data streams.
Silver Spring Networks, Inc.

Distributed smart grid processing

Nodes within a wireless mesh network are configured to monitor time series data associated with a utility network, including voltage fluctuations, current levels, temperature data, humidity measurements, and other observable physical quantities. The nodes execute stream functions to process the recorded time series data and generate data streams.
Silver Spring Networks, Inc.

Distributed smart grid processing

Nodes within a wireless mesh network are configured to monitor time series data associated with a utility network (or any other device network). One or more servers coupled to the wireless mesh network configures a data ingestion cloud to receive and process the time series data from the nodes to generate data streams.
Silver Spring Networks, Inc.

Distributed smart grid processing

Nodes within a wireless mesh network are configured to monitor time series data associated with a utility network, including voltage fluctuations, current levels, temperature data, humidity measurements, and other observable physical quantities. The nodes execute stream functions to process the recorded time series data and generate data streams.
Silver Spring Networks, Inc.

Predictive smart grid re-structuring based on expected load and power generation

A method for structuring an electric utility grid having traditional and renewable sources of electric power uses a weather forecasting system to determine, for a time interval, whether there are paths between all generating units and all consuming units satisfying certain constraints. The method includes computing a probable output for each of the generating units, both traditional and renewable, and computing a probable load for each of said consuming units for the time interval using both historical and weather forecast data.
International Business Machines Corporation

Smart grid topology estimator

Techniques for determining aspects of a topology of a smart grid are described herein, and particularly for determining if one or more electrical meters are connected to the same transformer. In one example, time-stamped voltage data is collected from at least two meters.
Itron, Inc.

Maintaining distribution-network-wide time synchronization in smart grid devices

In one embodiment, an alternating circuit (ac) power connected node in a shared-media communication network (with knowledge of a current time) determines a time value of a particular zero-crossing event of the ac power, and sends a message to a neighbor node indicating the time value of the particular zero-crossing event to allow the neighbor node to synchronize its time by coordinating the time value to its detection of the particular zero-crossing event. In another embodiment, the neighboring node determines one or more local zero-crossing events of the ac power, such that upon receiving the message indicating a correct time value of the particular zero-crossing event, the neighboring node can synchronize its local time a current time by matching one of the one or more local zero-crossing events to the particular zero-crossing event and assigning the correct time value to the matched local zero-crossing event..
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Data rate selection with proactive routing in smart grid networks

In one embodiment, a device communicates with one or more neighboring devices in a shared-media communication network using a default data rate. The device determines that the default data rate is not supported by a particular one of the neighboring devices.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Phase determination in smart grid networks

In a multiple interface, low power and lossy network comprising multiple nodes, a root phase device obtains phase differential and absolute phase information from the devices in various network paths. Each device in a network path determines the differential phase data compared to its parent device in a network path.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Link selection in lossy communication networks

The present disclosure encompasses establishing and maintaining a routing protocol based on a measured link metric p, such as for a smart grid communication system. A link between a first node such as a router a and a neighbouring second node b of a communication path from a source to a destination in a packet oriented communication network is selected wherein the two nodes are connected via first and second communication links.
Abb Research Ltd

Smart grid integrated electric power control system based on ess distributed control

The invention is a smart grid integrated electric power control system based on ess distributed control, in which the households on a smart grid are grouped into plurality of local ess areas and the electric power supplied to the households in the local ess area is controlled distributedly by a local ess device and the electric power supplied between the local ess is controlled by a central ess device integratedly.. .
Epico Co., Ltd.

Electric power management

The disclosure is related to a method for controlling an electric power consumption amount of a consumer by a server coupled to a smart grid for managing electric power distribution. The method may include receiving signals having information on electric power consumption amounts from a meter of a consumer through a communication network, determining an electric power consumption pattern of the consumer based on the information on electric power consumption amounts, calculating electric power supply amounts for a predetermined time period based on the determined electric power consumption pattern of the consumer, and transmitting a control signal to the meter of the consumer through a communication network for controlling an electric power consumption amount of the consumer based on the calculated electric power supply amounts..

System and improving and managing smart grid unread meter investigations

The system and method of the present disclosure generally comprises a widget that collects and organizes pertinent meter-centric investigation information; allows quick and easy access to additional detail; provides the ability to make updates; and interfaces with other applications through, for example, automated meter change orders. The system and method of the present disclosure further comprises several inquiry modules, including but not limited to an unread meter work queue, unread meter priority work queue, meter cancellation widget, and unread meter work queue administration..
Florida Power & Light Company

Apparatus and automating smart grid common information model interoperability test

Disclosed are an apparatus and method for automating a smart grid interoperability test and verification. It is possible to allow a tester to easily establish a test environment needed to test a cim interoperability by providing a function that allows a tester to directly set and create a test node, a cim test sequence, and a test sequence metadata, and it is also possible to reduce time and cost taken to test and verify the cim interoperability by automatically compare and analyze a cim message monitored in an actual test process with cim message metadata set in a test scenario creation stage..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Systems and methods for effective selection of disparate distributed power sources for smart grid

This technology relates to systems and methods for effective selection of disparate distributed power sources for smart grid in near real time manner to meet the specific power demand. Power from the plurality of disparate power sources is received and then one or more power sources among the plurality of disparate power sources are selected based on one or more predefined requirements.
Infosys Limited



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  • Contiguous
  • Application Development
  • Renewable Energy
  • Appliances
  • Directional Communication
  • Energy Monitor
  • Control Function
  • Remote Control
  • Electric Vehicle
  • Simulation
  • Electronic Device
  • Control Solution
  • Flow Control
  • Circulation


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