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Method to Assess Green Energy Sources and Selection From the Utility Grid Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248784D
Publication Date: 2017-Jan-10
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Described is a more refined approach to renewable energy control at a facility that is concerned about being green.

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Method to Assess Green Energy Sources and Selection From the Utility Grid

Customers want to know how much green energy from renewable sources like wind and

photovoltaic (PV) are being delivered to their mains service entrance. Utilities know the amount

of green energy purchased and delivered on the grid by using credit or certificate programs.

These programs allow their customers to purchase green energy, but the green energy is put onto

the utility grid for consumption by all consumers, as there is no way to route green energy to

specific customers that purchased it. Proposed here is a method that allows for the tracking and

communication of the percentage of green power on the utility grid. It also allows for decisions

to be made solely on this factor of percentage of green power, whether it is primary source

selection or equipment operation.

This is a method whereby utility providers track and send out their overall renewable

energy percentage by calculating the amount of renewable, green energy (generated and

purchased) divided by the total energy (generated and purchased). The utility providers would

transmit a running percentage of green energy divided by total energy and make it available to

smart meters and over the internet. A utility application can decode the information and share it

with consumer services and appliances equipped with a green control switch to make intelligent

energy usage choices, such as only running appliances when the green energy percentage...