Competition Resources Links

Students are encouraged to use a mix of resource material and technical experts to assure their gym redesign, addition of power generation capabilities, the impact of their designs on the energy use by the school, and the installation of power generation technology on the campus add to the neighborhood smart grid.  Students should consider a spectrum of resources, including reference books, periodicals, the Internet, technical and professional societies, industry, government and university sources, recognized experts and faculty as information is gathered to help develop a solution to competition challenges.

In addition, students have access to the technical library and video tutorials of Bentley Systems (www.bentley.com).

Suggested Internet Search Terms

Smart grid, renewable energy, lighting systems, low energy use, carbon footprint, high efficiency lighting, LED lights, sustainability

Suggested Web Sites

IEEE – Smart Grid
http://smartgrid.ieee.org

SmartGrid.gov
http://www.smartgrid.gov/

Department of Energy
http://www.oe.energy.gov/SmartGridIntroduction.htm

Earth Portal – Congressional Research Service
http://www.earthportal.org/?p=1799

Federal Energy Regulatory Agency
http://www.ferc.gov/industries/electric/indus-act/smart-grid.asp

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
http://www.nema.org/gov/energy/smartgrid/

Smart Grid Library
http://www.smartgridlibrary.com/smart-grid-tools

Bentley Systems, Year in Infrastructure
http://www.yearininfrastructure-digital.com/yearininfrastructure/2010#pg1

IBM
http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/smart_grid/ideas

Video – IEEE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrcqA_cqRD8

Video – Quest KQED, “Climate Watch, Unlocking the Grid”
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/climate-watch-unlocking-the-grid?gclid=CIC3nM_y_KYCFRhzgwodJDk5Zw

Video:  Argonne National Labs, Smart Grid Technology Interactive Model, Vehicle Application
http://www.transportation.anl.gov/smart_grid/video.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkf_tA-Al1g

Video:  Modernizing the Grid
http://www.modernizethegrid.com

GigaOM
http://gigaom.com/cleantech/faq-smart-grid

Electric Light and Power (ELP)
http://www.elp.com/index/smart-grid.html

Smart grid News
http://www.smartgridnews.com/artman/publish

HP
http://www.hp.com/country/us/en/prodserv/software/eda/smc.html?jumpid=ex_r2858_us/en/large/ipg/Exstream_SMC_GOOG

Coulomb Technologies (Vehicle Charging Stations)
http://www.mychargepoint.net

World Changing Media
http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/009377.html

Cactus Moon Education, LLC
http://www.cactusmooneducation.com/