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US20100305774 System for Generating Cost-Efficient Low Emission Energy  
A method of economically substituting higher-priced clean energy sources for lower-price energy sources with negative environmental attributes by using a portion of the return on investment in a...
US20130274946 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING A POWER PLANT  
A power plant for providing alternating current (AC) power to an electrical grid is described. The power plant includes a first power converter couplable to the electrical grid at a first point of...
US20140350742 POWER TRANSFER MANAGEMENT FOR LOCAL POWER SOURCES OF A GRID-TIED LOAD  
A power transfer system provides power factor conditioning of the generated power. Power is received from a local power source, converted to usable AC power, and the power factor is conditioned to...
US20110184587 System and Method for Trading Electrical or Other Portable Power or Energy Source  
A method is disclosed. The method provides a user with access to a plurality of power providers, allows the user to purchase power from at least one power provider out of the plurality of power...
US20100332042 WIND FARM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A WIND FARM  
A wind farm includes a plurality of wind energy installations, a transfer point at which electrical energy produced by the wind energy installations is transferred to a public electricity grid...
US20130190942 Demand Response without Time-of-Use Metering  
Embodiments of the invention can provide systems and methods for controlling the load of demand response metering devices. According to one embodiment of the invention, a system can be provided....
US20110224839 Power Point Tracking  
An maximum power point tracking unit used in a solar cell power system can find maximum power point more efficiently.
US20150005975 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A PORTABLE POWER SYSTEM HAVING A SINGLE BATTERY BANK  
A method for controlling a portable power system, comprising: using a processor, selecting an engine efficiency range for an engine of a generator set of the portable power system, the engine...
US20140107853 SYSTEM FOR ENHANCING POWER TOOLS  
A system includes a power tool battery pack, a power tool, a portable power supply, a non-motorized sensing tool, and/or a power tool battery pack charger. A separate computing device, such as a...
US20110130888 METHOD FOR OPERATING ELECTRICAL CONSUMERS IN A BUILDING  
A method is provided for switching at least one electrical consumer (1, 1′ 1″) in a building comprising an elevator system. The switched electrical consumer (1″) is, for example, a camera. The...
US20120150361 RENEWABLE ENERGY-BASED ELECTRICITY GRID INFRASTRUCTURE AND METHOD OF GRID INFRASTRUCTURE AUTOMATION AND OPERATION  
A renewable energy resource management system manages a delivery of a power requirement from a multi-resource offshore renewable energy installation to an intelligent power distribution network....
US20110258110 Leveraging a Power Distribution System to Provide Establishment Services  
Some embodiments leverage a power distribution system to provide a mobile platform with which establishments can connect to users and provide establishment services to the user. Specifically, the...
US20120029705 HOME ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM INCORPORATING A POOL PUMP  
An energy management system for a home network comprising a plurality of power consuming devices including a pool pump is provided. The system comprises a central controller operatively connected...
US20110257809 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACTIVELY MANAGING CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLIED BY AN ELECTRIC UTILITY  
According to one embodiment, a client device manages consumption of power supplied by an electric utility to one or more power consuming devices. Power flow to the power consuming devices is...
US20110010018 Load Shedding By An Electric Utility  
Load shedding by an electric utility, including querying power distribution systems that include a DRG system for present power consumption of the local load of the power distribution system;...
US20130030595 IMPLEMENTING POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS USING PEAK DEMAND FACTOR  
Methods and apparatus for implementing power management systems using a peak demand factor are described and disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes gathering load samples from a site,...
US20130338845 Peer-to-Peer Transaction and Mobile Energy Service  
Described herein are various method of providing mobile energy service. Different energy micro grids are associated with different core energy routers, which core energy routers can each be...
US20140058574 UTILITY AWARE UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLIES  
The present principles are directed to utility aware uninterruptible power supplies. A method includes evaluating services, including service combinations, from among a set of services provided by...
US20140214231 MANAGED VIRTUAL POWER PLANT UTILIZING BATTERY STORAGE  
Disclosed is a system and method for providing power generation and distribution with on-site energy storage and power input controlled by a utility or a third party manager. The system allows a...
US20130184892 BUILDING LOAD REDUCTION DURING DEMAND RESPONSE  
Apparatuses, methods and systems for managing a building load reduction of a plurality of loads within a building are disclosed. One method includes assigning one or more loads of the plurality of...
US20130261834 SMART POWER STRIP  
A power strip includes a controller that controls the transfer of electricity to one or more outlet electrical connectors based at least in part on a set of rules and certain status information....
US20110213510 SMART POWER STRIP  
A power strip includes a controller that controls the transfer of electricity to one or more outlet electrical connectors based at least in part on a set of rules and certain status information....
US20150105931 System and Methods for Actively Managing Electric Power Over an Electric Power Grid  
Systems and methods for managing power on an electric power grid including a server for communicating IP-based messages over a network with distributed power consuming devices and/or power...
US20110264298 System and Method for Controlling a Power Budget at a Power Source Equipment Using a PHY  
A system and method for controlling the delivery of power to a powered device in a Power over Ethernet Broad Reach (PoE-BR) application. Cabling power loss in a PoE-BR application is related to...
US20120221165 REGIONAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, REGIONAL ENERGY INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND REGIONAL ENERGY INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT METHOD USED IN REGIONAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  
According to embodiments, a regional energy integrated management device for managing energy in a region containing multiple buildings includes an information acquisition unit, an information...
US20150073617 METHOD FOR REGULATING THE POWER CONSUMED ON AN ELECTRIC POWER GRID AND CONTROL ENTITY OF THE CONSUMPTION ON THIS ELECTRIC POWER GRID  
According to the inventive method, the power consumed on an electric grid (10), by preselected consumers (42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52) being able to accept a predetermined decrease in power over a...
US20130041519 Intelligent Backup Power System  
Presented is a backup power system for a building that selectively provides power to particular circuits according to a power distribution priority profile. Power is applied sequentially to each...
US20130066481 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING EFFECTIVE WORK FORCE MANAGEMENT OF A SMART GRID  
A system and a method are provided for enabling effective work force management of a smart grid. The method includes receiving a first Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) message comprising a state...
US20110282514 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORECASTING SOLAR POWER  
A solar power forecasting system can provide forecasts of solar power output by photovoltaic plants over multiple time frames. A first time frame may be several hours from the time of the...
US20130144454 INCREASING MEAN TIME BETWEEN FAILURES FOR POWER SUPPLIES  
A redundant power supply may obtain a rule for increasing mean time between failures (MTBF) for a first internal power supply and a second internal power supply connected to an electronic device,...
US20110118889 INCREASING MEAN TIME BETWEEN FAILURES FOR POWER SUPPLIES  
A redundant power supply may obtain a rule for increasing mean time between failures (MTBF) for a first internal power supply and a second internal power supply connected to an electronic device,...
US20140067150 AUTOMATED DEMAND RESPONSE GATEWAY  
A system and method for reducing an electrical load in a facility or building with an automated demand response server having a hierarchical grouping of demand stages and demand groups with...
US20120083939 DYNAMIC CONTROL OF SMALL-SCALE ELECTRICAL LOADS FOR MATCHING VARIATIONS IN ELECTRIC UTILITY SUPPLY  
A method of collectively controlling small-scale electrical loads receiving energy from an electricity grid that includes sources of renewable generation causing variable electricity supply so as...
US20140142779 METHOD OF CONTROLLING A POWER NETWORK  
A method is provided for controlling a power network that includes a plurality of power generation facilities connected to an electricity grid and a plurality of power storage facilities connected...
US20110258467 Leveraging a Power Distribution System to Provide a Mobile Marketing Platform  
Some embodiments leverage a power distribution system to provide a mobile platform with which establishments can connect to users and provide targeted advertising and marketing to the user....
US20110172841 Method and Apparatus for Actively Managing Consumption of Electric Power Supplied by One or More Electric Utilities  
A system manages consumption of power supplied by at least one electric utility to multiple power consuming devices. Power flow to the power consuming devices is enabled and disabled by...
US20130116849 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REAL-TIME COMPUTATION AND REPORTING OF WELDING MACHINE PERFORMANCE AND METRICS  
A welding or cutting system is provided using a performance module which monitors the real-time performance of a welding or cutting system and displays this information on a user interface on the...
US20120303554 Energy Monitoring System and Method  
A portable energy monitoring point includes at least one power plug receptacle, each power plug receptacle operably coupled to a separate integral power sensor circuit. Each integral power sensor...
US20110144824 POWER CONSERVING AC POWER OUTLET ON A COMPUTER  
An apparatus for providing a power conserving AC power outlet in a computer. An embodiment includes a computer, power input, power supply, AC power outlet, switch and control circuit. The power...
US20140358316 POWER GENERATION AMOUNT PREDICTION APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CORRECTING POWER GENERATION AMOUNT PREDICTION, AND NATURAL ENERGY POWER GENERATION SYSTEM  
A power generation amount prediction apparatus includes a first detector, acquisition unit, database, and controller. The first detector detects a measured value of the power generation amount of...
US20120136499 ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH USER INTERFACE  
An energy management apparatus and a user interface method thereof, an electric device controlled by the energy management apparatus, and an energy management apparatus including the same are...
US20120166013 METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  
A method for controlling an energy management system, which includes a PV module for generating power and a battery for storing power and which is connected to a grid as an external power supplier...
US20140005852 REDUCTION OF OPERATIONAL COST USING ENERGY STORAGE MANAGEMENT AND DEMAND RESPONSE  
A method for managing demand or load includes, upon receipt of a demand response signal or a load management request from a utility to change the price of electricity, determining the cost of...
US20120095610 SMART NEMA OUTLETS AND ASSOCIATED NETWORKS  
A control system (300) allows standard NEMA receptacles to be remotely monitored and/or controlled, for example, to intelligently execute blackouts or brownouts or to otherwise remotely control...
US20130310995 Power Generation Systems  
A power generation system is provided that includes an internal combustion engine configured to provide rotational mechanical energy. A generator is configured to receive the rotational mechanical...
US20150177761 Finite Time Power Control for Smart-Grid Distributed System  
A distributed energy resource (DER) exchanges with each neighboring DER portions of the total demand for power accumulated by the DER and each neighboring DER and portions of a total capability of...
US20110112703 POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  
Distributed power storage capabilities are provided for electrical-power-providers by placing electrical storage systems at power consumption facilities. Power can be stored in such storage...
US20120111386 ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS  
In some embodiments, an integrated power generation system includes a primary power source supplying power to a primary power user, a thermoelectric power generator system thermally coupled to a...
US20110137481 SYSTEM AND METEHOD FOR PROVIDING POWER GRID ENERGY FROM A BATTERY  
A system for providing energy and other ancillary services to a power grid including a renewable energy source. One or more power converters are integrated with the renewable energy source. A...
US20110316480 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC POWER COMPENSATION, SUCH AS DYNAMIC POWER COMPENSATION USING SYNCHROPHASORS  
An electrical power generation system, such as a solar power inverter, can provide dynamic real-time power compensation, so as to mitigate the effects of voltage sags and swells (e.g., on a...