Canadian Consulting Engineer

Russelectric’s distributed energy controller for microgrids and critical facilities

July 18, 2019

The base system includes automatic transfer switches, switchgear, and a power control cabinet.

Russelectric has announced its new Russelectric Distributed Energy Controller (RDEC), a fully integrated controller for distributed energy systems, ranging from back-up generation and demand management to fully functional microgrids.

At the core of each RDEC are the company’s transfer switches, switchgear, and power controller to provide physical, data, and control integration of a facility’s onsite demand and generation assets.

Facility integrated solar capabilities, priority-based load shedding, and permitted emissions optimization are features that allow the RDEC to provide least cost, least emission business continuity strategies for both short and long duration outages.

An RDEC also improves power quality via dynamic islanding capabilities, fast and reliable decoupling, automatic black start of backup generators, seamless grid resynchronization, and more.

In addition, the RDEC can reduce energy costs with features such as demand reduction and time of use asset optimization, allowing the RDEC to optimize a facility’s controllable demands, onsite storage and power generation to reduce energy costs and cost volatility.

As mentioned with the solar capabilities, the RDEC fully integrates onsite renewable generation resources into a facility’s distributed energy system, reducing a facility’s GHGs, making it easier to reach sustainability goals.

The RDEC base system includes Russelectric automatic transfer switches, switchgear, and a power control cabinet. Depending on power control needs, an optional SCADA and Electric Power Management System can be added.



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