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Intel brings energy infrastructure to China smart electricity

with the popularity of solar photovoltaic power generation and wind power generation, electricity has become increasingly complex. In order to minimize the cost and complexity of the network and improve the operation efficiency of the whole substation and other nodes, China is currently stepping up the construction of smart electricity

the government plans to invest 4trillion yuan in the construction of smart electricity for renewable energy distributed generation by 2020, which will have a decisive impact on the automation and efficiency of large projects, large systems and large devices, especially the transformation of the original power infrastructure, including an investment of 100billion yuan to double the wind power generation capacity by the end of 2010. At the Shanghai WorldExpo, China National Power Corporation carried out experiments on powerful smart electricity, including solar photovoltaic battery power supply system. For the unstable solar power supply, it ensured that the entire power transmission and distribution system could still operate stably. Some surrounding residential areas are also carrying out pilot projects of smart meters, using the electric energy management system to collect and analyze the data information of household electricity consumption. In addition, Tianjin eco city, which is also under construction with low accuracy, also covers smart electricity, household energy-saving systems, and plans to increase the proportion of renewable energy such as solar energy/geothermal energy to more than 20% of the total electricity consumption

Douglas L. Davis, vice president of Intel Architecture division and general manager of embedded and Communication Division, said in response to the global and Chinese smart electricity market: global power demand continues to grow every year, which urges power operators to seek new ways to optimize the use of existing energy reserves, and gradually develop low-carbon, environmentally friendly, intelligent and efficient renewable energy distributed power generation methods such as solar photovoltaic power generation and wind power generation, To promote the transformation of existing electricity towards intelligence. Facing the huge plan of the Chinese government to develop the new energy market, Intel is preparing to help China build smart electricity with energy infrastructure and home energy management technology

the equipment in smart electricity includes turbines and solar photovoltaic panels that can generate electricity, control systems that transmit electricity, and intelligent control systems that monitor the power consumption of enterprises and homes. Intelligent electricity combines power transmission and information technology, which can realize the two-way transmission of electric energy, the intelligent regulation and reasonable balance of transmission and distribution and power consumption

the distributed intelligent network architecture can help the intelligent system collect the information of various network nodes such as smart meters, automatic feeder equipment, substations, etc., transmit data through the interconnection protocol (IP), and provide the environmental awareness required for safe and efficient control of the electrical system. For example, intelligent renewable energy power generation can cope with changing weather conditions, evaluate the intensity of wind and solar heat through computing equipment, and respond by adjusting the number of turbine blades and the angle of solar photovoltaic panels. Intelligent energy transmission infrastructure includes substations that can optimize the supply voltage and phase in real time. Intelligent energy consumption includes energy-saving plans and usage patterns based on end-user access to real-time (or near real-time) data

energy infrastructure technology

according to Pranav Mehta, chief technology officer and chief senior engineer of Intel's embedded and communications business unit, Intel can provide intelligent and interconnected computing equipment to help Chinese power enterprises realize distributed and end-to-end intelligence in the whole electricity from wind power plants, substations to homes

in addition to computing resources, the technologies of embedded architecture processors in energy efficiency, performance expansion space, software compatibility and embedded life cycle include active management technology (AMT), virtualization technology (VT) and trusted execution technology (txt). Intelligent devices based on embedded architecture, such as software programmable logic controllers (PLC) and relay controllers in substations, and residential energy management systems (HEMS) in residential and commercial buildings, can provide the connectivity, remote management functions, virtualization and security required by China's smart electricity. The building blocks based on standards are conducive to the expansion of smart electricity and improve the efficiency of power plants

home energy management technology

pranav Mehta focuses on the intelligent home energy management proof of concept platform equipment (also known as home user dashboard) developed for residential energy management system. This is an intelligent device based on the ice processor architecture, with OLED touch display 3.7 surface topography analysis screen, which can run dozens of software programs, and use ZigBee (or Wi Fi) technology to connect home appliances and meters wirelessly

the home user dashboard can call the display screen of the whole home network or check the use of any appliance, collect and display data related to the power consumption and use mode of household appliances from the electricity meter, smart socket, household appliances and indoor wireless sensor network, and connect wirelessly with the smart instrument of the power company. He said: This is the concrete embodiment of smart electricity entering the home. The device and its concept were first announced by Intel CEO ellini at the 2010 consumer electronics show. The original intention of the design is to help household users use electricity reasonably, reduce electricity expenses, and minimize the costs of power generation, transmission and distribution and related emissions

for users in areas where smart electricity is adopted and the TOU price policy is implemented, the home user dashboard receives the power consumption information from the smart meter, and through it, a near real-time dynamic pricing chart can be obtained. In order to understand the changing electricity price and avoid unnecessary costs, the peak electricity price will be mapped to a graphical clock. Press the activation switch to open the main screen, which contains the main system screen and special condition warning information

the function of this device is far beyond the traditional home energy monitor. It can monitor the power consumption of various household appliances such as TVs, refrigerators, washing machines, computers, dishwashers and air conditioning systems. The results obtained are more likely to be related to the basic tearing ability of materials, even including the exact time children play video games. You can create video memos to control heating, air conditioning, lighting levels, and home security systems. Among all household appliances, we should find those that consume a lot of electricity and put forward practical suggestions to save electricity, so that people can change from passive electricity consumption to active and planned electricity consumption. Home users can also obtain energy consumption comparison data from power companies or other service providers, and run plug-in applications for weather, traffic conditions and other services

according to the survey of American Wipro consulting service company on household energy management system, household user dashboard and other devices can help ordinary American families save 30% of energy, equivalent to saving $470 in electricity bills for a family every year. Pranav Mehta said: Chinese families can also enjoy these benefits in the near future

in addition, for power supply enterprises, once such equipment is widely adopted by families and enterprises, public utilities departments will be able to use the use data provided by these equipment to balance the power load on the electricity and change people's electricity habits

Wipro's survey also shows that using such equipment in 1million households can save 33% of the peak power generation of power supply companies, equivalent to saving $1billion in costs for six 250 MW gas-fired power plants

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