Cat Cay Microgrid

Building, Owning and Operating Conventional and Renewable-Based Power Generation Systems

WRH Power Systems, a division of W.R. Henderson Construction, Inc., is dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of conventional and renewable energy technologies, including automated asset control systems, project simulation and design, and project enhancement for existing assets. The WRH Power Systems’ solution addresses a growing global demand for distributed power using islanded and Microgrid power systems to increase reliability and lower operating costs.

WRH Power Systems’ Approach to Conventional and Renewable-Based Power Generation

WRH Power Systems’ focus is on building, owning and operating conventional and renewable-based power systems in the Western United States, although it has power systems under management in the Caribbean Basin that have served and continue to serve as research and development sites.

WRH Power Systems has developed an Intelligent Continuous Power Supervisor to operate the various sites that it has under management. The Intelligent Continuous Power Supervisor is a supervisory system that monitors and controls power generation equipment in a grid or Microgrid environment. The Intelligent Continuous Power Supervisor uses data supplied by the complete power system to make resource usage decisions, resulting in increased reliability and lower overall operating costs for the power system.

The Intelligent Continuous Power Supervisor is specifically designed for power grids and Microgrids between 250 kW and 100 MW and above. The algorithms implemented by the Intelligent Continuous Power Supervisor are designed to minimize renewable power curtailment finding an optimal balance between energy storage, major grid assets, and where appropriate, grid-imported energy costs and grid-exported energy revenues. The Intelligent Continuous Power Supervisor is responsible for optimally managing the grid assets and controllable loads, and minimizes the need for operators to manage a power system grid or Microgrid operation on a daily basis by automating energy flow decisions.