Development of Innovative Distributed Power Interconnection and Control Systems: Annual Report, December 2000-December 2001

NREL, Thomas Basso (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


This report covers the first year's work performed by the Gas Technology Institute and Encorp Inc. under subcontract to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The objective of this three-year contract is to develop innovative grid interconnection and control systems. This supports the advancement of distributed generation in the marketplace by making installations more cost-effective andcompatible across the electric power and energy management systems. Specifically, the goals are: 1) To develop and demonstrate cost-effective distributed power grid interconnection products and software and communication solutions applicable to improving the economics of a broad range of distributed power systems, including existing, emerging, and other power generation technologies. 2) Toenhance the features and capabilities of distributed power products to integrate, interact, and provide operational benefits to the electric power and advanced energy management systems. This includes features and capabilities for participating in resource planning, the provision of ancillary services, and energy management. Specific topics of this report include the development of an advancedcontroller, a power sensing board, expanded communication capabilities, a revenue-grade meter interface, and a case study of an interconnection distributed power system application that is a model for demonstrating the functionalities of the design of the advanced controller.
Original languageAmerican English
PublisherNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Number of pages39
StatePublished - 2002

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines, Illinois and Encorp Inc., Windsor, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-560-32864


  • advanced controllers
  • communications
  • control
  • D
  • DER
  • distributed energy resources (DER)
  • distributed generation
  • distributed power
  • distribution and interconnection R&amp
  • grid
  • interconnection
  • load management
  • monitoring
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • NREL


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