Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2014

2077  The University of Texas at San Antonio  (23637)

Principal Investigator: Vega, Rolando

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 467,974

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 2/1/14 <> 8/31/14

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: SERI-PI-VEGA  

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute  

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Intelligent Energy Systems Research Program

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: CPS Energy Accounts

Program Title: none


Through the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), CPS Energy has been building tools to make utility-scale solar energy more dispatchable and to inform synchronized decisions such as demand response and energy storage management. The work presented in this scope is a new project building on top of the previous solar forecasting project, now incorporating distributed solar and utility-scale wind energy onto a bundle of renewable energy variables in the CPS Energy portfolio. Furthermore, another extension of the previous work includes using the forecasting techniques to estimate and forecast building loads over large geographical areas. Lastly, the supply-demand chain can be adequately evaluated if the system takes into consideration the interconnection or transfer of power and economic considerations. The platform will allow assessing the interdependence of electric utility systems to enable students, engineers and operators to investigate the cause and effect of decisions that can made when knowledge of future conditions is available. This focuses on three building blocks (or tasks): (a) Renewable Energy, (b) Grid Integration and (c) Load Forecasting. The integrated project altogether provides for the first time a City-wide engine for the analysis, integration and visualization in GIS of renewable resources meeting the demands of distributed facilities or load centers.

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