The private site collects, aggregates, and presents detailed power quality data from distributed power meters, and then charts and maps power quality “incidents.” Further, it will collect impact data, and provide feedback on incident root causes.
The longer-term goals of the Power Quality Portal are to facilitate improved power quality and resiliency, incorporate leading smart grid power quality standards, and enable the zone to serve as a model and test bed for grid integration of new smart energy solutions, including distributed generation and storage, electric vehicle infrastructure and advanced industrial applications.
More on the portal project.
Customer-Side Energy Storage Pilot Assessments Underway
SEEDZ has partnered with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Strategen Consulting to provide resources, information and technical guidance to SEEDZ energy customers to help them evaluate new opportunities for deployment of large-scale on-site energy storage systems.
On-site meetings have been held with eight major energy customers in the SEEDZ area to conduct initial energy storage business case analyses and screenings. The Foothill–De Anza Community College District is moving forward and is now nearing completion of a detailed evaluation for on-site storage deployment. Additional detailed evaluations by other organization are in the pipeline.
If you are a major energy customer in Silicon Valley and would like to discuss a prospective business case assessment for on-site energy storage at your location, please contact Rachel Massaro at .
Electric Vehicle Charging Deployment Survey and EV Workshop
With electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure proliferating rapidly, companies have been on their own to share resources and best practices, so SEEDZ is conducting a survey on current EV usage and charging stations, future plans, operations, financial models and employee/driver engagement in the area.
In addition, the survey will begin to identify and address top needs and opportunities among building owners/operators related to EV energy use and related costs, integration and grid impacts.
To date, companies participating in the survey include Google, VMWare, SAP Labs, Facebook, Infinera, Cisco, Lockheed Martin, NetApp, Yahoo! and JSR Micro.
Results of the survey, and an in-depth discussion of energy management associated with EV infrastructure, will be presented in at the SEEDZ EV Infrastructure Workshop at Juniper Networks in Sunnyvale on November 6.
For more information or to register for the EV workshop, click here.
SB 43: Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program Enacted
Joint Venture is engaging with the rulemaking process for SB 43, the Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program recently enacted and signed by Governor Brown. The program enables millions of California energy customers who cannot install their own solar or other renewable energy system to purchase renewable energy through their utility, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Ardently supported by Joint Venture across all of its climate initiatives, the comprehensive legislation allows customers of investor-owned utilities – including local governments, businesses, schools, homeowners, municipal customers and renters – to purchase up to 100 percent of their electricity from a renewable energy facility.
SEEDZ will be staying close to this and how the economics develop around the green tariff. If you are interested in learning more about how this critical legislation affects you, contact Don Bray at .