Improving the Future of Power NTT Facilities

Event Sponsors:

National Chung Cheng University
National Chung Cheng University

Industrial Technology Research Institute

Tour Sponsor:

Chung-Hsin Electric and Machinery Manufacturing Corp. (CHEM)
Chung-Hsin Electric and Machinery Manufacturing Corp. (CHEM)

Organizing Sponsor:

Darnell Group

Media Sponsors:



Welcome to Darnell's Third-Annual DC Building Power Asia

Darnell's third-annual DC Building Power Asia conference will attract an international audience to Taipei to discuss high-voltage and low-voltage dc power distribution in buildings (including commercial and industrial buildings, data centers, residences, and so on) and how those new dc-based power architectures will drive increased efficiency, improved sustainability and support the emerging Smart Grid. A convergence of technologies is occurring that will change how buildings are powered and how building energy use is managed. These technologies include the continued rapid growth of distributed generation resources (photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, fuel cells, micro turbines, etc.) the emergence of high-efficiency lighting technologies (especially solid-state LED lighting); wireless building automation systems' demand-side management of building energy use by utilities and embodied in the Smart Grid; and more. According to recent studies, the use of dc power can be ten-times more reliable and significantly more efficient compared with today's ac-powered buildings.

"We are excited about the expanded scope of this year's event," stated Jeff Shepard, President of Darnell Group. "We have an expanded Advisory Committee being co-chaired by Keiichi Hirose Senior Research Engineer of NTT Facilities, Hideo Miyazawa Executive Director of Fujitsu Component Limited and Dr. Tsai-Fu Wu Director of the Elegant Power Application Research Center at Taiwan's National Chung Cheng University. And this year's event will feature a tour of a working DC MicroGrid and Smart Meter lab at CHEM (Chung-Hsin Electric & Machinery Mfg. Corp.)," Shepard concluded.

DC Building Power Asia will consider a wide variety of inter-related power technologies including high-voltage and low-voltage dc distribution in buildings, hybrid ac and dc distribution architectures, dc micro grids and the emerging smart grid.

DC Building Power Asia will serve the needs of a broad, international community of stake holders including:

DC Building Power Asia is a sister-event with Darnell's Green Building Power Forum. The Fourth-Annual Green Building Power Forum will be hosted January, 2012, in San Jose, California, USA.