Industry Day Workshops
In March 2017, NREL held two Industry Day workshops and technology demonstrations on projects under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Integrated Network Testbed for Energy Grid Research and Technology Experimentation (INTEGRATE) effort at the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF).
Partners from OMNETRIC Group, Siemens, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Schneider Electric offered presentations and technology demos on partner INTEGRATE projects that were tested and validated at the ESIF. Below are presentations from the workshops.
March 22, 2017: Siemens-OMNETRIC Industry Day
OMNETRIC Group demonstrated a distributed control hierarchy, based on an open field message bus (OpenFMB) framework with Siemens' Microgrid Management System, enabling control decisions to be made at the grid edge.
Steve Wright, Sales, OMNETRIC Group
James Waight, Senior Manager, Grid Operations, OMNETRIC Group
Shailendra Grover, Senior Manager, Smart Grid Integration & Security, OMNETRIC Group
March 29, 2017: EPRI-Schneider Industry Day
EPRI and Schneider Electric demonstrated the two INTEGRATE projects: Smart and Connected Consumer Devices and Electric Communication and Control Systems. The first project, developed and validated by EPRI, demonstrated a means by which smart, connected consumer devices can act to enable the use of more clean energy technologies on the electric power grid. The joint EPRI-Schneider demonstration featured their flexible, open-source, consensus-standards-based infrastructure for the communication, information, and computation (CIC) layers needed to support system-level control of the distribution grid.
Andrew Hudgins, Project Leader, Energy Systems Integration, NREL