Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.09
Liaison Lissette Hernandez
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Florida International University
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alexandra Dutton
Program Manager
Office of University Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Energy, Power, & Sustainability Lab's Solar Research Power Plant partnership with Florida Power and Light

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

EPS is determined to break new grounds in research, education, and power distribution by offering a wide-ranging approach into the way energy is produced and delivered. EPS lab brings clean, efficient, reliable, sustainable, and safe energy solutions to its clients.

Multiple efforts in the area of smart grid implementations are ongoing and the benefits are measured by making the system more reliable, secure and sustainable. The benefits from smart grid implementation have many times linked with smart meters. Smart grid is much more than applications that derive from advance metering infrastructure. To attain higher levels of reliability, security and sustainability more work needs to be done. Currently there is research being done to achieve higher levels of reliability, security and sustainability, specifically on the issues such as how the penetration of renewable mix onto grid affects the reliability of the grid, benefits of injecting power at right point, ruggedness of smart grid equipment under natural disasters, design and implementation of applications such as Vehicle to Grid, Micro distributed generations and low voltage PV Integration. For detailed information please click on ‘Projects’. Various initiatives are being researched, demonstrated and implemented at the EPS.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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