|Large deferred maintenance for replacing boilers for steam heating and wants a MW-scale CHP system||No changes to CHP system or thermal benefits.|
|Sends (or would be forced to send) power back to substation.||Use locally-generated power directly on campus.|
|Only paid wholesale rates (e.g. 7 cents) for excess power sent back to the utility grid.||Able to receive offset retail power rates (e.g. 14 cents).|
|System often goes down when grid wobbles or goes down.||System is always islanded no matter what happens to grid.|
|At best, can sell excess power at wholesale (or reduce output).||Can sell excess at wholesale or to neighbors at retail.|
|All power to University comes through or synchs to the Utility.||All power (local or Utility) comes through GridLink, not synched to Utility.|
Diesel backup systems have a history of failure in prolonged outages. Reliability increases dramatically with GridLink’s simultaneous access to both the existing utility grid and local power resources.
Got power to spare? GridLink-enabled microgrids allow DG owners to seamlessly sell excess power back to local utilities. And with our understanding of policy and economics we can ensure you will get the best rate for your power.
With GridLink, distributed generators appear to a utility like a load. By providing a level of abstraction, GridLink enables DG owners to add, remove, or change their power assets without concern for costly interconnection applications with utilities.
With GridLink's non-synchronous approach, distributed generators run more efficiently at variable speeds. Owners can expect 15-20% increase in fuel use efficiency.