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Title: Intelligent electrical outlet for collective load control

Abstract

Various technologies described herein pertain to an electrical outlet that autonomously manages loads in a microgrid. The electrical outlet can provide autonomous load control in response to variations in electrical power generation supply in the microgrid. The electrical outlet includes a receptacle, a sensor operably coupled to the receptacle, and an actuator configured to selectively actuate the receptacle. The sensor measures electrical parameters at the receptacle. Further, a processor autonomously controls the actuator based at least in part on the electrical parameters measured at the receptacle, electrical parameters from one or more disparate electrical outlets in the microgrid, and a supply of generated electric power in the microgrid at a given time.

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1224207
Patent Number(s):
9,172,245
Application Number:
13/619,469
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Sep 14
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Citation Formats

Lentine, Anthony L., Ford, Justin R., Spires, Shannon V., and Goldsmith, Steven Y. Intelligent electrical outlet for collective load control. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Lentine, Anthony L., Ford, Justin R., Spires, Shannon V., & Goldsmith, Steven Y. Intelligent electrical outlet for collective load control. United States.
Lentine, Anthony L., Ford, Justin R., Spires, Shannon V., and Goldsmith, Steven Y. Tue . "Intelligent electrical outlet for collective load control". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1224207.
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abstractNote = {Various technologies described herein pertain to an electrical outlet that autonomously manages loads in a microgrid. The electrical outlet can provide autonomous load control in response to variations in electrical power generation supply in the microgrid. The electrical outlet includes a receptacle, a sensor operably coupled to the receptacle, and an actuator configured to selectively actuate the receptacle. The sensor measures electrical parameters at the receptacle. Further, a processor autonomously controls the actuator based at least in part on the electrical parameters measured at the receptacle, electrical parameters from one or more disparate electrical outlets in the microgrid, and a supply of generated electric power in the microgrid at a given time.},
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