Schneider Electric backs Virginia Tech research effort

IDAPS project focuses on integrating distributed energy resources with demand-side management

09/24/2007


Schneider Electric’s North American Operating Division announced today a partnership with the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech University in support of its research project, Intelligent Distributed Autonomous Power Systems (IDAPS). The Virginia Tech IDAPS project focuses on integrating distributed energy resources with demand-side management in an intelligent microgrid. Included within this research is the Square D Powerlink G3 3000 Web-enabled lighting control panel, donated by Schneider Electric.

that will reduce overall energy cost while improving reliability. We are pleased to be a part of Virginia Tech’s research.”

Virginia Tech professors and students are working together to explore enabling technologies that allow customer-owned appliances, such as lighting, to communicate within an IDAPS microgrid through Ethernet, LAN and WAN networks. IDAPS serves as a specialized microgrid for coordinating residential- and commercial-owned distributed energy resources (DERs) that can use generating sources more efficiently and prevent cascading failures.

The IDAPS research project is expected to take two to three years to complete, and will be executed in three progressive phases. The first phase is dedicated to exploratory research to build the broad framework of an IDAPS microgrid at a conceptual level, with the second phase geared toward modeling and simulation of the intelligent microgrid with demand-side participation. The first phase is supported by a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation. Additional funding is expected from the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Defense.

“Our IDAPS research project would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors,” said Manisa Pipattanasomporn, Virginia Tech assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering. “The Square D Powerlink panel is the best fit for our project and we are thrilled to be able to work with such a high-level product.”





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Controller programming; Safety networks; Enclosure design; Power quality; Safety integrity levels; Increasing process efficiency
Additive manufacturing benefits; HMI and sensor tips; System integrator advice; Innovations from the industry
Robotic safety, collaboration, standards; DCS migration tips; IT/OT convergence; 2017 Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This article collection contains several articles on how automation and controls are helping human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software advance.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me