US Patent No. 10,168,722

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACTIVELY MANAGING ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY FOR AN ELECTRIC POWER GRID


Patent No. 10,168,722
Issue Date January 01, 2019
Title Method And Apparatus For Actively Managing Electric Power Supply For An Electric Power Grid
Inventorship Joseph W. Forbes, Jr., Raleigh, NC (US)
Assignee CAUSAM ENERGY, INC., Raleigh, NC (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,168,722

1. A system for managing power on an electric power grid, comprising:a server constructed and configured in networked communication with a multiplicity of grid elements in the electric power grid;
wherein the multiplicity of grid elements comprises power consuming grid elements and power supplying grid elements;
wherein the server is operable to receive a power control command and issue a power control event message responsive thereto;
wherein the power control command comprises a power inquiry command requesting the server to determine an amount of power available for temporary reduction or increase from supply or adding to supply;
wherein the server comprises a database; wherein the database is operable to store information comprising power consumed by the power consuming grid elements, power to be reduced to the power consuming grid elements, power supplied to the electric power grid, and power to be made available for supply to the electric power grid;
wherein the server is further operable to generate at least one power supply value (PSV), wherein each of the at least one PSV corresponds to an actual value of power to be reduced to each of the power consuming grid elements and power to be supplied to the electric power grid by each of the power supplying grid elements, wherein each of the at least one PSV is a monetary supply equivalent value based on measurement and verification, and wherein each of the at least one PSV provides for a curtailment value as a supply to the electric power grid;
wherein the generation of the at least one PSV is based on measurement and verification;
wherein the actual value of power is a supply equivalent value accepted by a governing entity to provide power supply to the electric power grid; and
wherein the system is operable for providing maintained or improved grid reliability and stability.