To achieve the next level of smart energy, electric power must be measurable, traceable, and auditable, much like data is on the Internet today. To enable this vision, Power Tagging has created a revolutionary technology which enables encrypted digital “tags” to be attached to grid-resident devices. These Power Tags can also be used to identify the power these grid-resident devices consume, produce, or conduct. For the first time, the grid … and even the power itself … has embedded intelligence.
Power Tagging has created a patent pending technology that allows the injection of a persistent, fully encrypted digital signal into the electric distribution grid. The technology makes any point on the grid schematically aware or “Grid Location Aware™”.
Grid Location Awareness™
The electric distribution grid requires dynamic and real-time addressing in concert with command and control communications. Power Tagging modules continuously communicate with the substation over the feeder that powers them. This gives the substation real-time feeder and phase information and the complete schematic address of any point on the grid. The ability to communicate directly over the distribution grid, coupled with an accurate end-point map of the grid, opens up a new dimension in smart grid applications. The inherently distributed nature of the electric grid is managed natively in real-time, enabling a variety of utility applications.
Historical Challenges Solved
Unlike previous technologies, Power Tagging’s proven technologies are able to cost effectively communicate in the harsh grid environment. By leveraging state of the art digital signal processing techniques and intimate knowledge of grid channel characteristics, Power Tagging signals can be adapted to varying grid conditions.
The result is complete bi-directional communications with the ability to drive applications using the existing electric grid. A secondary, parallel communication channel is no longer required.
Power Tagging technology is “rate case” friendly for rapid deployment with maximum results.