Failure is not an Option: A Pharma/Microgrid Case Study
Start Time: 10/5/2016 2:15:00 PM
End Time: 10/5/2016 3:15:00 PM
By taking advantage of the low cost of natural gas and the efficiencies of combined heat and power to produce their own energy, a northern California pharmaceutical plant resolved two issues: the frequent utility failures which interrupted production cycle of products and the promise of significant annual cost increases due to new energy efficiency rules. This session will explore the challenges of maintaining power availability and quality 24/7/365 and how a seamless transition from grid-connected to island mode was established. The success of reduced electric power and increased energy efficiency will also be discussed.
1. Explain why cogen alone is inadequate for mission critical facilities
2. Examine how CHP presents "green" opportunities
3. Identify why stable conditioned power does not need to be expensive
4. Learn how a stabilized micro-grid is highly resilient