Cat Cay Microgrid

Building, Owning and Operating 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 renewable energy technologies. This includes 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; island and Microgrid power systems with increased reliability and lower operating costs.

Our Approach to Renewable-Based Power Generation

We mainly focus on building, owning and operating renewable-based power systems in the Western United States.  We have sites under management in the Caribbean Basin that have served and continue to serve as research and development sites.

WRHPS has developed and uses its Intelligent Continuous Power Supervisor (ICPS) to operate its various sites under management.  The ICPS is a supervisory system that monitors and controls power equipment in a grid or Microgrid environment.  The ICPS uses data supplied by the entire system to make resource usage decisions that result in lower overall operating costs for the system or power plant.

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