DERP Technologies, LLC

TechConnect Booth

May 6 & 7, 2017 

Staffed by Becky Rush and Rick Lank



    SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH DERP TECH:


  • Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) for Microgrids and Distributed Generation 


  • Power Continuity Risk Assessments -- Rural Small Businesses and Farms 


  • Local Energy Assurance Planning -- Local Government/Regional Planning Authorities 


  • Grant Writing and Project Development -- USDA Rural Energy for America Program and Other Funding Sources


  • Community and Professional Education Programs (Planners, Local Governments, Community Groups, Businesses, Farms)

 


DERP TECH NEWS -- SECOND QUARTER 2017


DERP TECH participated in two major conferences in the second quarter:  TechConnect in May at the National Harbor, MD and the 6th National Microgrid Conference in Boston, MA. 


TechConnect - Washington, D.C.

(National Harbor, MD) 


At TechConnect, DERP TECH presented a workshop, published two white papers and hosted a booth.  The papers, which were co-authored by DERP TECH's Rick Lank with Dr. David Tucker of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), introduce a new suite of products in the HEP-DG Line, with HEP standing for Hybrid Electric Power.  The papers are available by request by contacting Rick Lank at pcu@derptech.net.  


1. Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Advanced Hybrid Power System Controls and their Role in Transfiguring the Grid


2.  Optimization of Natural Gas Turbines for Greater Resiliency and Quick Starts for Adaptive Islanding













6th National Microgrid Conference  

Boston, MA 


Thanks to our co-panelists for participating in the Community Resiliency Panel, April 6, in Boston.  


BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN YESTERDAY’S LEGACY GRID

AND TOMORROW’S SMART GRID

The Grid is undergoing a key transformation because of (a) aging infrastructure, (b) increasing frequency and duration of blackouts, and (c) scheduled closings of coal and nuclear power plants. Emerging regulatory, political and technological changes will allow more distributed generation and Microgrids. Experts from industry and government will explore opportunities for making the Grid smarter, greener and increasingly robust. Attendees will learn how to: • Identify where in the Distribution Grid is the best place to • Overcome obstacles to integrate Microgrids into the local install a Microgrid distribution network • Benefit from the recent changes in Standards and Regulations 


  Program and Panel members: 

 

Moderator - Rebecca ("Becky") Rush, President, Resilient Power Works

Jean de Smet, Chair, Energy Commission - Town of Windham, Connecticut.

Rick Lank, Strategic Business Development, DERP Technologies

Dr. Emily Lewis-O'Brien, Acadia Center, Policy Analyst 
Dr. Dan Maloney, Future Operations Team, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Todd Olinsky-Paul, Project Director, Clean Energy Group / Clean Energy States Alliance
Bob Racicot, P.E., C.E.M., Senior Consulting Engineer, Power Plant & Distributed Generation Expert, DERP Technologies