Technical Proceedings of the 2012 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show

Cleantech 2012

Chapter 2: Renewable Energy Technologies

D. Olson
XTRLs International, US
75 - 77
renewables, DG, distributed generation, micro-grid, smart grid
XTRLs International has developed a new control technology for intelligent load-following and demand-response dispatch of customer-owned integrated Distributed Generation in smart-grid applications by Utility Distribution Companies (UDC), demand response aggregators or end-user customers. The DG controller was conceived as a follow-on to an integrated renewable micro-grid project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The research and demonstration in the Integrated DG project identified the need and led to the technical approach for a universal DG controller that can seamlessly integrate diverse DG resources to smart-grid applications. This paper describes the resulting new DG controller technology, it’s applications, market of opportunity, and successes in micro-grid demonstrations. Presenter/author David Olson, P.E. is Managing Director and founder of XTRLs International. He has a 20+ year history in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries, including management positions at New Energy Ventures (later Constellation New Energy), EPRI (the Electric Power Research Institute), and Honeywell.
New Technology: DG Controller for Intelligent Hybrid-Renewable Generation Dispatch to Smart-Grid