PECO proposes Microgrid Integrated Technology Pilot in Philadelphia Region
- Posted by Joe Crandall
- On May 20, 2016
First of its kind in Philadelphia
At Greencastle we are excited to share a new project that Troy Beane is working on. Microgrids (MORE INFO) are a relatively new concept. A microgrid is a local energy grid with control capability, which means it can disconnect from the traditional grid and operate autonomously. Troy and team are working to create a microgrid in the Philadelphia region.
From Troy’s LinkedIn post:
Greencastle Associates Consulting is proud to have provided the project management to PECO in developing this cutting edge project proposal and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Filing to bring a Microgrid Integrated Technology Pilot to the Philadelphia region.
Microgrids present an excellent opportunity to showcase the advancements in Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), Renewable Energy, Smart Grid Technology, High speed communications and innovative software and controls to redefine the capabilities of Energy Reliability and Resiliency by reducing previous multi-day outages from severe storms and catastrophic events to mere minutes through efficient management and balancing of local power generation and local energy demand needs.
Read more about the Proposed Pilot Project from Andy Maykuth at Philly.com’s Business – Energy Page.
Troy has been leading projects at Greencastle for over five years. He is also a Major in the Pennsylvania National Guard.
PECO Microgrid Project
July 2015 – Present
Project Manager for PECO’s microgrid research and development effort in the Greater Philadelphia Area. This project involves the integration of all aspects of the energy business and leverages the expertise and leadership within PECO to determine suitability, feasibility and potential timing for implementation.
PECO Smart Grid / Smart Meter PMO
May 2012 – September 2015
In addition to general project and program management support to the $650 million Smart Grid / Smart Meter initiative, I served as the PMO Testing Integrator & Quality Assurance Lead, responsible for coordinating and aligning test plans, testing resources and ensuring documentation to support the deployment of smart grid technology.
Exelon Utilities Long-Term Equipment Disposal
September 2013 – March 2015
Responsible for coordinating and integrating the requirements gathering, vendor selection and implementation of a Long-Term Equipment disposal process for PECO, BGE and ComEd while ensuring business needs are realized while meeting environmental, physical and cybersecurity standards for recycling and disposal of damaged or out of warranty e-waste
Exelon Energy-Constellation Energy Merger Integration
September 2011 – March 2012
Participated in this merger as a 3rd party responsible for facilitating merger planning, integration, and coordination of critical deliverables to ensure that both Exelon and Constellation Retail Electric & Gas, Sales and Operations and IT departments could operate in harmony upon merging into a combined company without loss of performance or significant impact to stakeholders.
Exelon Energy New Market Expansion
November 2010 – September 2011
This project was focused on expanding the retail energy products of Exelon Energy into new regions and states. This included collaboration and development work in several disciplines including Sales, Pricing, Billing, Risk Management, Legal, Contracting, and IT.