This post is all about how I’m updating the current control of the ETS that we installed last November. When it was installed we had the contractor do the least control they could to get going, with the plan that I would upgrade it in the winter. Well COVID happened and that sucked up all […]
How do you build a Home Nanogrid? Let me show you.
This is a new idea, for me. Something that I have been thinking about since I installed an ETS and switched to Time-of-day rates with the local utility. This is where you can find everything that I am thinking about, and how we can make this work.
I have created a newsletter that focuses on this subject, the place that you will get my less refined thoughts on the subject.
Below are the latest articles that I've published. Over time you will find everything you need to build your own microgrid at home, safely and securely.
Someday I hope that it will be standard for utilities to provide a API that customers can use to calculate the current rates for energy, etc. Today however, we have to do it by hand. My last post was a straightforward energy rate with a base charge, but I have a time of day rate […]
You already know I like VTScada as my HMI/SCADA application of choice, and being able to add functions and calculation to tags is another reason I like it. And did you know they have a FREE (as in beer) version that you can download and work with? Its what I use for my Home Energy […]
One of the great things about volunteering with IEEE is that you get opportunities to share some of your expertise with your peers. In December a colleague and I submitted a proposal to fund an Energy Management Workshop. My System at the Office A few years ago I set up an energy management system at […]