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8862279 Systems and methods for optimizing microgrid power generation and management with predictive modeling  
Systems and methods for coordinating selective activation of a multiplicity of emergency power generation equipment over a predetermined geographic area for distribution and/or storage to supply a...
8855829 Method for controlling energy resources  
A system and method for managing power consumption and storage in a power grid. Measurements are received from a plurality of geographically distributed energy management controllers. Each energy...
8855828 Facilitating distributed power production units in a power group to store power for power conditioning during an anticipated temporary power production disruption  
In an embodiment, a server monitors a set of parameters associated with future power production capacity of a set of distributed power production units that belong to a power group supplying power...
8849428 Field configurable ballast  
A method for employing an electronic ballast. A distributor is provided with the electronic ballast. An operative parameter of the electronic ballast is configurable to operate a type of gas...
8849473 System and method for notifying and for controlling power demand  
A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes computing energy usage associated with a domain that includes a plurality of endpoints; identifying particular endpoints of the plurality...
8849469 Data center system that accommodates episodic computation  
A data center system is described which includes multiple data centers powered by multiple power sources, including any combination of renewable power sources and on-grid utility power sources. The...
8843238 Systems and methods for controlling energy use in a building management system using energy budgets  
Systems and methods for limiting power consumption by a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) subsystem of a building are shown and described. A feedback controller is used to generate...
8843242 System and method for minimizing consumer impact during demand responses  
An electromechanically controlled cooking appliance is provided. The cooking appliance includes one or more power consuming elements including at least one of a surface heating unit for surface...
8838284 Devices and methods for decentralized Volt/VAR control  
Devices and methods for the decentralized, coordinated control of the voltage and active power losses of an electrical distribution system in light of one another are provided. For example, a...
8838281 Automated demand response energy management system  
The power flexibility of energy loads are maximized using a value function for each load and outputting optimal control parameters per load. These loads are aggregated into a virtual load by...
8838285 Devices and methods for decentralized power factor control  
Devices and methods for the decentralized, coordinated control of the power factor on an electrical distribution system are provided. For example, a controller may include a network interface and...
8836505 Illumination control system and method for controlling illumination  
According to one embodiment, an illumination control system includes a motion sensor and a central management server. The motion sensor acquires position information and action information of a...
8838385 Method and apparatus for vehicle routing  
A computer implemented method includes receiving a vehicle route. The method further includes receiving data relating to a vehicle charge level. Also, the method includes estimating a power...
8831801 System and method for optimizing energy consumption in railway systems  
A method optimizes energy consumption in a railway system including a set of trains and a set of substations connected to a grid. The method optimizes control parameters controlling at least part...
8831789 Goal-based load management  
Systems and methods are provided that facilitate dynamic load shedding control in an industrial environment in accordance with one or more production goals provided by a user. One or more...
8831786 System, apparatus and method for controlling charge and discharge of electric vehicle  
Disclosed is a technique using an electric vehicle. The technique enables a user to set the operation plan of the electric vehicle and the price of electricity used to charge/discharge an electric...
8825432 Method for estimating maximum power of a circuit and apparatus thereof  
The present invention provides a method for adjusting a maximum power of a circuit having a first voltage output and a first power. The method includes the following steps: (a) obtaining a voltage...
8825216 Apparatus for controlling power of sensor nodes based on estimation of power acquisition and method thereof  
An apparatus for controlling power of sensor nodes based on estimation of power acquisition, includes: a self power acquisition unit acquiring self power; an internal sensing unit sensing power...
8825215 Power consumption compliance monitoring system and method  
Systems and methods for monitoring compliance with a request not to run a type of load (e.g., a high-power-consuming appliance) during a demand response event are provided. One such system may...
8825218 Dynamic distributed power grid control system  
A system for dynamically managing and controlling distributed energy resources in a transmission/distribution power grid is disclosed. A plurality of regions within a transmission/distribution...
8818742 Systems, methods, and apparatus for detecting theft and status of electrical power  
Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems, methods, and apparatus for detecting theft and status of electrical power. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is...
8818566 Appliance demand response randomization after demand response event  
An energy management system and method for one or more appliances includes a controller for managing power consumption within a household. The controller is configured to receive and process a...
8812674 Controlling state transitions in a system  
A control system is described for controlling the operation of a target system, such as a data center. The control system uses a prediction module to predict demand for resources of the target...
8810192 Power aggregation system for distributed electric resources  
Systems and methods are described for a power aggregation system. In one implementation, a method includes a establishing a communication connection with each of multiple electric resources...
8812165 Electric grid optimization  
Various embodiments are directed to systems and methods for optimizing energy use with one or more optimization engine objects. An optimization engine object may have a plurality of dependent...
8812164 Portable cogeneration system incorporating renewable energy sources  
A cogeneration system comprising a power generation unit, a thermal generation unit thermally coupled to the power generation unit, a plurality of renewable energy conversion units, and a power...
8805597 Electrical appliance energy consumption control  
An electrical appliance configured to receive power and a power consumption signal from an electrical power distribution system comprises an energy storage device and a controller. The energy...
8805552 Method and apparatus for actively managing consumption of electric power over an electric power grid  
A client device manages consumption of power supplied by an electric utility to multiple power consuming devices. Power flow to the power consuming devices is selectively enabled and disabled by...
8806239 System, method, and apparatus for actively managing consumption of electric power supplied by one or more electric power grid operators  
A server manages consumption of power supplied by utility or electric power grid operator(s) to multiple power consuming devices. Power flow to the consuming devices is enabled and disabled by...
8798801 Computer based energy management  
Computer based energy management including an adaptor having a server network interface and a control device interface. The server network interface receives commands from the energy management...
8798802 Queuing access to a shared power supply  
A method of queuing access to a power supply shared by a set of electrical access points. The access points turn on independently from one another and thus have independent power draws. Each access...
8798804 Added features of HEM/HEG using GPS technology  
A GPS-based energy management system for a home network is provided that includes a plurality of energy consuming devices. The system comprises a central controller operatively connected to each...
8798800 Control of a power transmission system  
The invention provides improved control of a power transmission system having a first group of measurement units in a first geographical area providing a first set of phasors and a second group of...
8793106 Continuous prediction of expected chip performance throughout the production lifecycle  
A system, method and computer program product for predicting at least one feature of at least one product being manufactured. The system receives, from at least one sensor installed in equipment...
8793029 Systems and methods for controlling energy consumption  
In particular embodiments, an energy gateway is described that is configured to receive power usage information from one or more power meters, transmit the power usage information to an energy...
8788097 Systems and methods for using rule-based fault detection in a building management system  
A controller for a building management system includes a system of rules for detecting faults in the building management system. The rules include content conditions and trigger conditions. The...
8788415 Using one-way communications in a market-based resource allocation system  
Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for distributing a resource (such as electricity) using a resource allocation system. In one exemplary embodiment,...
8788106 Power control system  
A method is disclosed for controlling the distribution of power to a plurality of devices, the method being carried out during a plurality of time periods, and the method during each time period...
8781638 Campus energy manager  
An energy management system serves an arbitrary collection of loads via interfacing with related field devices and external information sources and responding to events including pricing events,...
8774976 Method and system for reducing peak load charge on utility bill using target peak load and countermeasures  
A peak load management system and method take countermeasures to reduce the risk of a spike in grid power use above a target peak load due to battery exhaustion. The countermeasures replace or at...
8774975 Outage management algorithm  
Techniques and systems are described that assist in predicting, diagnosing, and/or managing an incident in a utility service area. A communication system is provided in the service area to...
8766590 Energy storage system of apartment building, integrated power management system, and method of controlling the system  
An energy storage system of an apartment building, an integrated power management system, and a method of controlling the integrated power management system. Power may be efficiently consumed by...
8768527 Power demand-supply management server and power demand-supply management system  
A power demand/supply management server (10) obtains information defining restraint contents to a comfort and an electricity bill from a consumer power operating device (2). An individual-consumer...
8768526 Water heater demand side management system  
A system for shifting energy demand from on-peak time windows to off-peak time windows by using hot water heater load shifting, while providing the end user with the level of service (i.e.,...
8761954 Devices and methods for decentralized coordinated volt/VAR control  
Devices and methods for decentralized coordinated Volt/VAR control are provided. Such a device may allow, for example, an operational parameter such as voltage, power losses, a combination of...
8760258 Energy monitoring and management security system  
An energy management system. The energy management system includes at least one energy monitoring and control device configured to monitor the power usage of one or more electrical devices, and a...
8761952 System, method, and apparatus for electric power grid and network management of grid elements  
Systems, methods, and apparatus embodiments for electric power grid and network registration and management of active grid elements. Grid elements are transformed into active grid elements...
8761949 Method and system for mitigating impact of malfunction in actual load determination on peak load management  
Method and system for mitigating the impact on peak load management of a malfunction in determining actual load at a site by substituting a predicted load for actual load while the malfunction...
8755943 Systems and methods for controlling energy use in a building management system using energy budgets  
Systems and methods for limiting power consumption by a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) subsystem of a building are shown and described. A mathematical linear operator is found...
8751053 Method and system to provide a distributed local energy production system with high-voltage DC bus  
A method and system to provide a distributed local energy production system with high-voltage DC bus is disclosed. In one embodiment, a system comprises a management unit to be interconnected via a...