Utilities and manufacturers interested in pursuing distributed generation technology now have the option to monitor three test-phase microturbine generators through the Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) Web site using a program developed by Connected Energy Corp. that sends generation data to a secure Internet address in real time.

Using Connected Energy’s Central Operating Management System (COMSYS), which enables remote control over equipment in the field and asset management and maintenance capabilities, CERA clients can create custom reports on the three generators that:

  • Analyze electricity production, efficiency, heat production, and fuel quality.

  • Compare operating results to manufacturers’ specifications.

  • Track the effects of temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure on performance.

  • Evaluate power quality delivered from the individual generators.

The program is available through CERA’s Web site at www.cera.com.