On January 17th Crain's Cleveland Business highlighted the Northern Ohio Building-to-Grid Integration Demonstration project, led by Case Western Reserve University and the Great Lakes Energy Institute in partnership with NASA Glenn Research Center and the University of Toledo. This project, funding by the Department of Energy and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is designed to demonstrate and validate three new energy scenarios in real-world settings with a focus on constant energy management and the connection of buildings to the grid. Further enabling this $1 million project in the first year are partnerships with industry leaders FirstEnergy, Johnson Controls, Eaton and Siemens who are providing equipment, expertise and financial support to facilitate the demonstration. This project is a unique opportunity for these industry partners to demonstrate the performance of their technologies under rigorous test conditions as well as to learn more about future energy performance requirements in microgrids and other optimally managed building systems. Based on performance, funding can potentially be extended to last additional years.
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