US Patent No: 7,460,931

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Method and system for improving the efficiency and reliability of a power grid

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A method for enabling more widespread use of distributed generation, thereby improving the efficiency and reliability of the power grid and infusing energy conservation opportunities into the rental residential sector. The method may include steps of purchasing energy from an electrical energy provider at a first rate, delivering the purchased energy to separate dwelling units in a residential facility, and generating a first stream of arbitrage revenue by charging the responsible ratepayers for the delivered energy at a second rate generally higher than the first rate. A least a portion of the first stream of arbitrage revenue is used to provide a generator system including a generator and a transfer switch.

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Jacobson, Jay Oak Grove, MN 1 2

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
* 8,386,087 Load shed system for demand response without AMI/AMR system 1 2010
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
8,571,955 Aggregator-based electric microgrid for residential applications incorporating renewable energy sources 0 2011
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