in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

National Instruments has partnered with Prolucid LocalGrid Technologies Inc. to build an energy management system for Canada-based utility Toronto Hydro.

The project, which is being funded by nearly $2.5 million in grants from Canada's ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative and Ontario's Smart Grid Fund, will involve the use of technology to manage renewable energy that is being integrated onto the power grid. In addition to allowing for increased generation capacity, the integrated platform can improve reliability and efficiency across the electric power system.

"The electrical grid will be radically transformed over the next 10 years, moving from a centralized model of power generation and distribution to a less capital-intensive local or microgrid model," says Bob Leigh, president and CEO of LocalGrid.

"This is driven in part by the introduction of distributed renewable sources of generation. Our technology allows renewables that are currently blocked to come online without costly infrastructure investment," continues Leigh.


Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Latest Top Stories

SPP Raises Concerns About EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan

Stakeholders around the U.S. are mulling over the Environmental Protection Agency's blueprint to cut emissions from existing power plants. The Southwest Power Pool has released its assessment of the plan.


Comverge, Constellation To Merge Demand Response Businesses

The two companies have announced a deal to combine their DR operations serving commercial and industrial customers and establish a new, standalone entity.


Grid-Scale Energy Storage Continues Making Inroads

A new report from Navigant Research highlights the biggest markets and most popular technologies for grid-scale energy storage.


Demand Response And Renewables Help SDG&E Tackle Record-Breaking Heat Wave

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recorded peak demand records last week and relied heavily on energy conservation, as well as imported wind and solar power, to keep the lights on.


Report: Utility-Scale Renewables Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study suggests the levelized costs of energy of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.

S&C Electric_id176
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
edf_id180