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Advancements in sensor and metering technologies enable us to affordably collect more data than ever before and this data can be used to revolutionize the power industry. The ability to sense and monitor power characteristics in near real time and feed this information to control systems operating to optimize the grid enables better operation of both large(More)
As we continue to push the limits of technology further, our power grid is struggling to keep up with the technological advances. This project is about the design and implementation of a residential microgrid which is the future of smart grid technology. By definition, a microgrid has generation resources and loads which will need to be balanced using power(More)
Utilities practice a demand-response, central-generation dispatch model where the amount of energy generated at any instant is controlled to meet customer load. Increases in energy demand and intermittent sources like renewables makes this approach unsustainable. Load management, where demand is adjusted to meet forecasted supply, offers a promising(More)
The correlation between distributed PV generation and the ten year monthly and annual all time system peaks on PJM are quite remarkable. In the over 100 monthly and annual peak demands that have been set, the great majority remain during solar resource hours with significant contributions expected from PV resources. The authors believe that near term(More)
The Newton-Mach paradigm, held by a minority of physicists, suggests that the underlying cause of inertia in matter is based on an “action-at-a-distance” interaction between that local matter and the remaining matter of the universe. Research commenced nearly two decades ago, employing Popperian falsificationism, observed electromagnetic(More)
This work aims to quantify virtual energy storage (VES) monetary cost-savings potential for residential homes. It is part of an effort to develop smart systems (using power sensors, and simple computation and control mechanisms) to assist individuals in making decisions about energy use that will save energy and, consequently, electricity costs. To make a(More)
Metered-dose inhalation therapy is the method of choice for a number of respiratory conditions including asthma and bronchitis. Correct use of the metered-dose inhaler (MDI) has been the subject of much research. Devices have been developed to assist with training in their proper use and to enhance the effectiveness of MDI therapy. However, all lack patient(More)
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