Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.54
Liaison Stephane Menand
Submission Date June 22, 2017
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Missouri University of Science and Technology
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Steve Tuppers@mst.edu
Liaison Fort LeonardWood
Center for Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

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:

Missouri S&T has developed and created a Microgrid Consortium which has underwritten (2014) a 60KW capacity microgrid on its Solar Village. It has allowed industry partners to donate parts to construct the microgrid and allowed for renewed research in battery storage.
That consortium is now working to create a second microgrid at EcoVillage which will focus on new battery storage applications which will allow for industry partners to test lead acid batteries in a real 'live-load' setting.

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

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:

Although three assets - EcoVillage, Microgrids, and Solar Village - may appear as a unified construct each is actually an independently derived, constratced and funded program that have been very well coordinated in project management to seem seamless. This microgrid projects have helped manufacturers (Milbank, Dynapower, A123, and Purecell) refine their business cases as well as their prototypes (albeit that one has gone bankrupt, one sold their business to a competitor, one is dropping the technology line, and the last has decided never to make another inverter of that capacity!). The nearby military base has studied the microgrid and invested several million dollars establishing a field experiment to power base camps with microgrid technologies. Finally two research projects are underway to look at the data for reliability and economic value of the power managed by the grid and two other projects are looking at controlling the grid management. As an example a $600K project proposed is "Microgrids that provide Synthetic Regulation through Self-Optimizing, Model-Based Control of Heterogeneous Generation, Demand, and Storage Assets"

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