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Industrial Plant Load-Shedding Controls



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Stanley Consultants wires industrial plant to create microgrid backup

Six times during the previous year the local utility supplying power to a large Midwestern soap manufacturing plant suffered power outages, shutting the plant’s lines down and incurring high maintenance costs. Previously, the utility had installed an engine-generator in a combined heat and power (CHP) application. But it could not produce enough energy to run the entire plant in the event of another utility interruption. Stanley Consultants devised a novel power load-shedding scheme that would keep essential parts of the plant operating if main power failed, essentially creating a microgrid backup system for the plant.

By The Numbers

  • 4

    MW Generation

  • 6

    MW Islanding Load


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