In part due to his work on Open Power Quality, ICS Ph.D. student Serge Negrashov is the 2018 recipient of the Martin Award for Information and Computer Science from the ARCS Foundation--Honolulu. We are very proud of Serge!
The Open Power Quality Project presented at the Spring 2018 "Vertically Integrated Projects showcase" at the University of Hawaii. Pictured standing from left to right: Anthony Christe, Kea Uehara, Kaila Foltz, and Evan Hataishi. Kneeling: David Badke, Serge Negrashov.
The Open Power Quality Project won a 2108 University of Hawaii President's Green Award for a project to provide agile power quality monitoring to support the UH net-zero energy mandate and microgrid operations at UH Manoa. The award is accompanied by a $10,000 grant from the HEI Charitable Foundation.
For more information on the Green Awards, please see the Press Release.
Pictured from left to right: Kea Uehara, Evan Hataishi, David Badke, Philip Johnson, David Lassner (President, University of Hawaii), Jim Alberts (Senior Vice President, Hawaiian Electric Company), Serge Negrashov, Anthony Christe, Kaila Foltz
Anthony Christe was invited to attend Energy Week 2018 at Kyushu University, Japan and present ideas for collaboration between Kyushu University energy researchers and the Open Power Quality project.
Our proposals for collaboration include topics of big data, hardware design, data analytics, and front-end web design.
Here's a link to Anthony's poster with more details.
It's been too long since we published an OPQ news item! We're working hard on rolling out a vastly improved version of OPQ:
OPQ now supports a suite of cloud-based services called Mauka, Makai, and View. This increases the flexibility and scalability of OPQ.
We are actively investigating manufacturing services. No more in-house soldering! This will enable us to easily scale up the production of OPQBoxes and decrease the price.
If all goes according to plan, we will be making OPQ technology widely available by 2018. Stay tuned!
Serge Negrashov put together this nice slide deck to summarize progress on the OPQ hardware project. Enjoy!
Just in time for the holidays! We have assembled a small batch of OPQBoxes with our latest design, and they are now collecting and sending data to our new software infrastructure. We are excited about this design as it should provide higher accuracy data that is more amenable to analysis than our previous generation.
We will have another announcement soon when our documentation is brought up to date.
As some of you might have noticed, our OPQ Google Group has been dormant for quite a while.
It's not because we haven't been working or communicating, it's because we've moved over to Slack for our internal communications. We've recently decided to open up our Slack Team for outside collaborators to help us improve communication.
We are super, duper psyched to announce that a third design for our second generation OPQBox hardware device is now available for review at the OPQBox2 Repo Home Page.
We are making engineering samples of this design, although we are also continuing to make design changes and improvements.
Please take a look and let us know what you think.