White Papers, Project Profiles, & Case Studies
Eliminate Controller Confusion
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Selecting a Futureproof Electric Power Communications Protocol
An overview of networking protocols in use for DER integration and the pros and cons of each, along with the features necessary for an effective, futureproof protocol.
Understanding the Real Value of Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs)
By taking advantage of modern data communications and advanced control technologies, utilities can tie PMUs and data networks together to help coordinate distributed energy resources.
Tranquillity Co-Located Solar + Storage
This 205-megawatt (MW) facility became one of the first co-located solar and storage projects operating in the California market.
Utility-scale DERMS in a Remote Community
Deploying a DERMS enabled this utility to optimize both utility-and customer-owned solar PV and batteries on its community microgrid that is traditionally powered by fossil-fuel generators.
Great Valley Solar Power Plant Control
Operating through a single POI, this site needs to comply with CAISO setpoints and constraints and when not constrained by CAISO or its off-takers, delivers the maximum available amount of real power.
Integrated Monitoring & Control Platforms for Hybrid Power Plants
This white paper debunks six myths about renewable energy power plant controls and is a must-read for anyone researching renewable energy power plant monitoring and control platforms.
Microgrid Controllers: Rapid Relief for Today’s Dynamic Grid
This white paper explains how and when a microgrid controller can help utilities manage emerging grid challenges as they map their way toward a fully renewable, multidirectional, resilient grid. Second in a three-part series.
DERMS: Yes or No for Your Utility?
This white paper outlines how and when a DERMS can help utilities navigate challenges and create a road map to a fully renewable, multidirectional, resilient grid. Third in a three-part series.
Electrifying transit in Martha’s Vineyard
Meeting sustainability and resiliency needs motivated this transit authority to install a microgrid controller to manage solar + storage related to fleet electrification upgrades.
Mitigating Power And Frequency Fluctuations From DERs
When a 25 MW solar farm came online, it reduced reliance on fossil fuels but created grid instability issues due to weather variations. A microgrid controller solved the instability and provided room to add more distributed energy resources.
Utility Roadmap to a Resilient, Renewable Grid
This white paper describes six challenges utilities face in moving toward a grid with high renewable energy penetration. First in a three-part series.
How Utilities Can Be Microgrid Leaders
Microgrids are more flexible and scalable than ever before. As utilities chart a new course to address the transformation of the grid, microgrids provide a tool to achieve fundamental goals, raising the possibility of emerging as a new customer service.
Managing Ramp Rates Affected By Multiple DERs
The intermittency of wind and solar on this island grid caused rapid power fluctuations that traditional controls were too slow to handle. With PXiSE’s Power Plant Control, meeting ramp rate requirements at the utility point of interconnection became a breeze.
Maximizing Military Microgrid Efficiencies
For the Department of Defense, having back-up power during outages is critical. This project found the most efficient and cost-effective way for microgrids to supply back-up power using battery storage and a microgrid controller.
Renewable Power Plant Control For Energy Cost Savings
PXiSE’s Power Plant Controller automates storage of power generated from solar panels and wind turbines during the day and the discharge of power from batteries at night, optimizing electricity release when energy prices are highest.
Commercial Microgrid Sustains Winery During Power Outages
This behind-the-meter, nested microgrid (actually two microgrids) provides resiliency through seamless islanding during grid failures.
Downtown Urban Office Tower Microgrid
Isolated to one floor of an office high-rise, this microgrid integrates a battery, solar PV and Controller to reduce power consumption during peak hours, decrease strain on the urban electric grid, and mitigate demand charges.
College Campus Microgrid
PXiSE’s Microgrid Controller enables a managed clean energy network that supports the campus objectives for resilience, cost savings, and generating over 40% of their electric supply from onsite solar PV.