Microgrids: Sensing, Data Management and Analysis:
This project intends to improve energy sensing and data management to demonstrate and study the advantages of microgrids. This team integrates wireless transmitters in energy monitoring devices (Kill-A-Watts) to view energy data in real-time. and their goal is to have sensors integrated ubiquitously on the UCSC campus that constantly collect energy data. This data from the sensors, along with energy data from the microgrid at NASA Ames, will be displayed creatively online for analysis and education. Users will be able to schedule time, check the status and collect data from instruments at the NASA Ames microgrid, while monitoring their energy use on campus.