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SBIR Phase I: Power Tagging Grid Intelligence for 21st Century Energy…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98798
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0944859
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
IC2
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Power Tagging
5425 Airport Blvd Suite 101 Boulder, CO 80301-0000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I: Power Tagging Grid Intelligence for 21st Century Energy Applications
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0944859
Award Amount: $200,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will prove the deployment readiness of Power Tagging's technologies for utilizing the electric grid as a communication medium for smart grid activities. Power Tagging plans to inject intelligence into the grid and into the power itself. This approach provides for efficient, in-band (on-grid) data communications. Rather than requiring significant investments in new networks to manage the grid, the company has developed technology that leverages and augments the existing distribution infrastructure. This approach will allow a rapid adoption of the Smart Grid with far less capital expense. The objectives of this SBIR project include field-testing and refinement of devices and algorithms which have been lab-tested and simulation-proven to enable the on-grid approach. Using the company's architecture, smart grid capability will be deployed quickly and effectively utilizing existing infrastructure, providing a basis for improved grid stability and efficiency. The communication can enable "grid location aware" balancing of distributed power generation such as wind & solar systems with the aggregated batteries of electric vehicles, reducing the dependence on expensive spinning reserves. The real-time, in-situ ability of the technology to triangulate faults, predict high-loss paths, and detect security breaches will provide a new level of grid reliability.

Principal Investigator:

Steven J. Berens
DPhil
3035886825
sberens@powertagging.com

Business Contact:

Steven J. Berens
DPhil
3035886825
sberens@powertagging.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Power Tagging
5425 Airport Blvd Suite 101 Boulder, CO 80301

EIN/Tax ID: 263127626
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No