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.,In Phase III, IPERC installed a base-wide microgrid control system at Camp Smith, HI, incorporated critical and non-critical loads. Phase III emphasized cyber security, reliability and economic return on investment.
The objective 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 III serves as the “run” step in the crawl, walk, run approach for SPIDERS.