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Senior Consultant Microgrid Labs

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Microgrid Labs, Inc. Advisor: 2014 to Present Developed product plans, conceptual and preliminary designs for projects, performed industry surveys and developed...

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Although hydropower is used nation-wide (see main image), it is somewhat proportional to the average amount of precipitation across a state, and a given state’s land area to collect that precipitation.

Although most hydroelectric projects have reservoirs to buffer the river-flows that feed them, there is still a strong incentive to make optimal use of the water that flows through each project’s generators, but this is complicated by differing definitions of “optimal,” differing non-generation requirements and other constraints. This paper will review the applications that help each project’s management deal with these requirements.

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