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Systems, methods, and apparatus embodiments for electric power grid and network registration and management of active grid elements. Grid elements are transformed into active grid elements following initial registration of each grid element with the system, preferably through network-based communication between the grid elements and a coordinator, either in coordination with or outside of an IP-based communications network router. A multiplicity of active grid elements function in the grid for supply capacity, supply and/or load curtailment as supply or capacity. Also preferably, messaging is managed through a network by a Coordinator using IP messaging for communication with the grid elements, with the energy management system (EMS), and with the utilities, market participants, and/or grid operators.

Title
System, method, and apparatus for electric power grid and network management of grid elements
Application Number
13/746733
Publication Number
9465397 (B2)
Application Date
January 22, 2013
Publication Date
October 11, 2016
Inventor
Joseph W Forbes Jr
Raleigh
NC, US
Agent
Triangle Patents PLLC
Assignee
Causam Energy
NC, US
IPC
H02J 3/00
G05B 15/02
H04L 29/08
H02J 13/00
H02J 3/14
G05B 13/02
G05B 19/02
G05F 1/66
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