The Pacific Northwest team combines energy providers, utilities, vendors and research organizations, and the study involves metered customers in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
Central to the Project is the transactive control system that provides two-way communication between smart devices that consume electricity and energy generators and distributors, and increases the efficiency of energy usage. QualityLogic is responsible for functional conformance and interoperability testing of this system and has developed test suites to confirm end-to-end transactive signal interoperability. After QualityLogic conducted a successful test of key system components and communications in April last year, the transactive control system is on target to “go live” in the fall of this year.
The Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project 2011 Annual Report may be downloaded at http://www.pnwsmartgrid.org/
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