The SPIDERS program focuses on the use of Smart Grid technologies, integration of renewable power generation, and energy storage, demand-side management, redundant power back-up, and protection from cyber threats to sustain mission critical loads. The design for Phase II included three megawatt-scale diesel generators, 1MW of solar photovoltaics, and an interface to an Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) bi-directional vehicle charger.
The objectives of the SPIDERS JCTD were:
- To protect task critical assets from loss of power due to cyber attack
- Integrate renewable and other distributed generation electricity to power task critical assets in times of emergency
- Sustain critical operations during prolonged utility power outages
- Manage DOD installation electrical power and consumption efficiently, to reduce petroleum demand, carbon “footprint”, and cost
IPERC was selected to participate in each Phase of the effort which has increased in volume and complexity. Phase II serves as the “walk” step in the crawl, walk, run approach for SPIDERS.