CUSTOMER POWER CONDITIONING SOLUTIONS

Category: 
Industrial / Manufacturing
Project Number: 
1
Start Year: 
2005
Markets Segments: 
Industrial - Manufacturing
Project Type: 
Hardware
Type of Technology: 
Other-1
Organization: 
California Energy Commission - PIER program
Project Status: 
Completed
Basic Research
Applied Research

The purpose of this project is to address the power quality (PQ) issues facing commercial and industrial energy users who are using devices that are more sensitive to PQ variations. Sensitive loads often are in extensive networks and automated processes, and many loads use power electronics for power conversion. These new, technology-driven changes have created a growing concern in many California businesses about the quality of power and its potential negative impact on productivity, downtime costs, lost product, energy utilization, global competitiveness, and the environment. These concerns focus on power quality mitigation equipment - that is, power conditioning and energy storage equipment that can protect loads from PQ variations.